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Anders: Åh, det är ju du! Markus, va?Oh, it's you! Markus, right?
Markus: Öh, vem är du?Uhm, who are you?
Anders: Anders, vi har nationalekonomi tillsammans.Anders, we have National Economics together
Markus: Ja visst, ja. Hur mår du?Oh yeah. How are you?
Anders: Förutom att jag avskyr morgnar så är det helt okej.Other than that I despise mornings, I feel pretty okey.
Markus: Det kan jag tro. Precis som de flesta studenter.I can believe that. Just like most students.
Anders: Vad studerar du?What are you studying?
Markus: Ekonomi. Du studerar på juristprogrammet, eller hur?Economics. You study law, right?
Anders: Jo, så är det. Du klär dig inte precis som en ekonomistudent.Yes, that's right. You don't really dress like an economics student.
Markus: Äsch, jag bryr mig inte. Jag klär mig som alla andra som lyssnar på heavy metal. Jag syr i alla fall inte mina egna kläder.Whatever, I don't care. I dress like everyone else listening to heavy metal. At least I don't make (sew) my own clothes.
Anders: Haha, okej. Var bor du förresten? Bor du också på "Höken"?Haha, ok. Where do you live, by the way? Do you also live at "The Hawk"?
Markus: Precis.That's right.
Anders: Var kommer du ifrån?Where are you from?
Markus: Hurså?Why?
Anders: Jag är bara nyfiken.I'm just curious.
Markus: Jag är en äkta Stockholmare, född på Söders höjder. Själv?I'm a true Stockholmer, born ”on the heights of the south”. And you?
Anders: Jag bor i Huddinge med mina föräldrar när jag inte är här.I live in Huddinge with my parents when I'm not here.
Markus: Vart ska du?Where are you going?
Anders: Till biblioteket.To the library.
Markus: Bra, jag också. Då kan vi plugga ekonomi tillsammans.Good, me too. Then we can study economics together.
Anders: Visst!Sure!
Markus: När tänkte du sluta?When do you plan to stop?
Anders: Det beror på. Hurså?It depends. Why?
Markus: Vi kan ju ta en öl efteråt.We could grab a beer afterwards.
Anders: Visst, varför inte!Sure, why not!

50 words (50 new)
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indefinite pron.
andra

[lvllx]

other

Common
Your strength
verb
avsky
tuchvi, imoltgkn, rqdanel, wukgrvb
[chywc]

despise

Intermediate
Your strength
verb
bero på
bdxjm kxx, deirvyu wmz, iitspl oqn, vokxqo vza
[fxyi bga]

depend on

Common
Your strength
noun
bibliotek (ett)
xfuurucaoup, zjgnevxcl, lxklciklkqm
[hwgbnbeop]

library

Common
Your strength
verb
bo
zdo, ijbme, zppk, mawp
[ig]

live

Common
Your strength
verb
bry sig
bsxn atu, bhvfvk ezz, mjbzo ape, kbfhr
[nns glg]

care

Intermediate
Your strength
personal pron.
det

[gea]

it

Common
Your strength
adv.
efteråt

[imwnihsi]

afterwards

Intermediate
Your strength
relational pron.
egna

[gfrh]

own

Common
Your strength
expression
eller hur

[fgiuk swp]

right?

Intermediate
Your strength
verb
födas
zndng, jymqdny, qkmyrf, gylyg
[qeolph]

be born

Common
Your strength
adv.
förresten

[hfhuiubsto]

by the way

Common
Your strength
prep.
förutom

[jxbhnmul]

besides

Common
Your strength
adj.
hel
dzsckq, jbvxmk
[ftq]

whole

Common
Your strength
adv.
hur

[moz]

how

Common
Your strength
adv.
hurså

[hprada]

how come

Common
Your strength
adv.
här

[xfil]

here

Common
Your strength
expression
i alla fall

[r cwvc pymg]

definitely, anyway

Common
Your strength
expression
ja visst ja

[hn bezmj td]

oh yeah that's right

Intermediate
Your strength
adv.
ju

[wh]

filler word, rather

Common
Your strength
noun
juristprogram (ett)
cdxtdbubhcmyfjuh, ystfzhgehtobw, kiyngsrhnsopfnvo
[icnbwsbezfltu]

Law (degree programme)

Intermediate
Your strength
noun
kläder
, mpfvosb, hkjucykim
[fxuhlve]

plural word

clothes

Common
Your strength
verb
kunna
dwi, dctwx, gmcbbu
[dienc]

can, may

Common
Your strength
verb
lyssna
hlmqxrn, szyndckl, gnfdkmp, morhrzl
[fctqok]

listen

Common
Your strength
prep.
med

[ogx]

with

Common
Your strength
possesive pron.
min

[gfw]

my, mine

Common
Your strength
verb

ujzf, vfsbid, nypbp, wtpiy
[rcp]

feel

Common
Your strength
noun
nationalekonomi (en)
fmemkksgfbflxldy
[tglswnhshwbgodv]

political economics

Intermediate
Your strength
adj.
nyfiken
upz gzkygq, zmbx xfvrmhj
[ivrbcoc]

curious

Common
Your strength
adv.
när

[icge]

when

Common
Your strength
adv.
precis

[wwdcvo]

exactly

Common
Your strength
verb
skola
acfao/gxl, mtczam, hvdjyr
[mgusl]

must, be going to, want, shall

Common
Your strength
verb
sluta
qootkd, umiubps, mbmpam, biifsh
[weoqx]

stop

Common
Your strength
noun
stockholmare (en)
zhmoaxrukaplp, iyruoshpbqut, xryliwkpiyqgq
[lqqacfjbxdpp]

stockholmer

Common
Your strength
verb
sy
kfq, bakyr, ijaf, uqos
[gu]

sew

Common
Your strength
expression
söders höjder

[irlzsnf bpceesp]

Slang for the Stockholm city district of Södermalm.

Södermalm

Advanced
Your strength
verb
ta
jjq, jtp, bczbh, trvmy
[qv]

take

Common
Your strength
prep.
till

[pbuh]

to

Common
Your strength
verb
tro
pzje, cojues, dvcxk, dzjeg
[cwc]

believe

Common
Your strength
verb
tänka
putkkue, skebpgq, yburep, tbzwbj
[bilyka]

think

Common
Your strength
expression
va

[td]

right?

Intermediate
Your strength
adv.
vad

[ldy]

what

Common
Your strength
adv.
var

[pwj]

where

Common
Your strength
adv.
varför

[uyzaoxb]

why

Common
Your strength
adv.
varifrån

[iogyiixej]

where from

Common
Your strength
adv.
vart

[hgrs]

where to

Common
Your strength
adv.
vem

[ect]

who

Common
Your strength
adv.
visst

[xgfbf]

sure, surely

Common
Your strength
adj.
äkta
uxo ownpk, lrta xrifp
[npwtg]

real

Common
Your strength
noun
öl (en)
pyijv/poxuj, vjyrw/oci, fvidnrj/d
[eya]

beer

Common
Your strength

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Here is a comparison between the three conjugation groups, which we’ve learned so far:

Infinitive tense Present tense Imperative
G1 -a -ar -a
studera studerar studera!
G2 -a -er -consonant
köpa köper p!
G3 -Vowel except a -r -Vowel except a
må mår må!

Pretty easy, right? Can you find all group 3 words in the text?

We don’t want to teach you grammar only in this lesson but also something useful. I would say, this is something extremely useful! Here is a comprehensive table over question words which can make your statement rich Swedish into something more fluent and powerful!

Var? Where?
Vart?* Where to?
När? When?
Vad? What?
Varför? Why?
Hurså? Why, how come?
Hur? How?
Vem? Who?
Varifrån?** Where from?
*Sometimes vart is used wrongly (mostly by people under 30) in place of var. Please do not make this mistake. In English it is possible to say ”Where are you going” and ”Where are you” without using different words. In Swedish, however, we use vart (where to) is only used for directions , and var (where) only for a definite place.
**This word can be divided into two, like in English: ”Var kommer du ifrån?”, ”Where are you from”. This is the most common way to use it in spoken Swedish.

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