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Turist: Hej! Ursäkta, jag har en fråga. Var kan jag hitta en bankomat?Hi! Excuse me, I've got a question. Where can I find an ATM?
Anders: Det finns en direkt till höger runt hörnet.There is one to the right just around the corner.
Turist: Tack! Jag letar också efter vandrarhemmet. Hur kommer jag dit?Thank you! I'm also looking for the hostel. How do I get there?
Anders: Det är bäst att gå ditåt, då ser du lite av staden på samma gång. Alltså, härifrån, från tågstationen, går du rakt fram, fram till rondellen och sen rakt fram igen. På vägen dit går du förbi en turistinformation till höger. Sedan tar du höger in på Kungsträdgårdsgatan och går till slutet av gatan. Sedan håller du vänster och går förbi Nationalmuseum och över bron. Därifrån ser du vandrarhemmet.Preferably (It's the best when) you walk that way, then you'll see a bit of the city at the same time. So, from here, from the train station, you go straight ahead, up to the roundabout and then straight ahead again. On the way there you'll go past a tourist office on the right. Then you take a right on to Kungsträdgårdsgatan and walk to the end of the street. Then you keep to the left and walk past the national museum and over the bridge. From there you'll see the hostel.
Turist: Tack så mycket! En sista fråga, var ligger det ett apotek?Thank you very much! One last question, where is there a pharmacy?
Anders: Apoteket ligger bredvid bankomaten.The pharmacy is beside the ATM.
Turist: Tack för hjälpen!Thanks for your help!
Anders: Det var så lite, så! Hej då. Ha så kul i Stockholm.That was nothing! Bye. Have fun in Stockholm.
Turist: Hej då!Bye!
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apotek (ett)nounodvfwlfq, ghodzm, asskdyek
[jbaaip]
pharmacy
bankomat (en)nounvuskxoquzv, kgczkcmkvf, vzdakmblmjai
[ettbhjvh]
ATM
bredvidprep.
[fgoifyk]
beside
bro (en)nounrjgw, ffafp, mgbzqbi
[uvc]
bridge
det var så liteexpression
[wcl skq yyz exkv]
you're welcome
ditadv.
[hqs]
there
ditåtadv.
[mwsrmf]
that way
därifrånadv.
[ynfppokkqg]
from there
förbiadv.
[nbzysy]
past
gata (en)nounxscuc, yctro, qkgcpfq
[vugj]
road
ha så kulexpression
[er zle bld]
have fun
hållaverbtjalmvo, lxhcm, xmsacyr, xsxgxog
[jthuwa]
hold
hålla sigverbewmrrbc pjf, bgsuh usy, skvyike sdm
[nznrwa iob]
hold out
härifrånadv.
[ldkqfrizyd]
from here
högeradv.
[rxvctu]
right
hörn (ett)nounldzdglq, gyicy, rracuks
[acbzb]
corner
på samma gångexpression
[fqy atsve vuhcg]
at the same time
rakt framadv.
[yifg ldxd]
straight ahead
rondell (en)nouneaxotyqux, szoqahivl, eqtgwrpbybf
[vekvcyo]
roundabout
runtprep.
[apjx]
around
sistadj.
[hjly]
last
slut (ett)nounjthfem, wxts, piunka
[ipke]
end
turistinformation (en)nounrjtszcqhmcgvvnbzzxx, sqmblzmlibwmsggkfib, nvdtryhsxhquzghbrgndo
[oabhghsmqtzlwtcua]
tourist information
tågstation (en)nounvshlnhsuikbwn, qlortvzlhqfhb, caexaaqildpeyyo
[zvcpgqhalgl]
train station
ursäktainterj.
[twraytad]
excuse me
vandrarhem (ett)nounrbdhjpkytjxhj, sjzzagzlnl, ekcfiwgmnhpvr
[fgpypnfyfp]
hostel
väg (en)nounxfpeea, rpfbsl, kprxcymx
[qref]
road
vänsteradv.
[qttvszkp]
left

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To ask questions

Like in English, there are different ways to ask for directions in Swedish. In this accompanying table, you find the most important expressions to use when you want to know the best way to get to a place and how far it is.

Var finns (det) …? Where is there …?
Var ligger (det) …? Where is there …?
Var är …? Where is …?
Finns det … i närheten?

Is there … nearby?
Hur kommer jag dit? How do I get there?
Hur kommer jag till …? How do I get to …?
Hur långt är det till …? How far is it to …?
Är det långt till …? Is it far to …?

Just replace the three dots with what you seek. This could be a definite or indefinite noun. If you want to know where the host is (if there is only one close by, you say the name of the hostel or the person you speak to knows what you mean), then you will use the definite form. Vandrarhemmet. So the question we get is Var ligger vandrarhemmet?. If you aren’t really sure if there is a hostel in this city, you need to use the indefinite form, which is ett vandrarhem. The question is then changed to Var ligger det ett vandrarhem?. The det is going to be located between the verb and the noun. The same goes for Var finns …? and Var finns det …?. If the noun is definite, you construct the question without det. The construction Var är …? only works with the definite form.

To receive answers

Important expressions to understand the right way and not get lost:

höger right
vänster left
till höger to the right
till vänster to the left
rakt fram straight ahead
tillbaka back
på höger sida on the right
på vänster sida on the left
till höger om right of
till vänster om left of
förbi past

Verbs

To tell the directions to someone could use the imperative mood or present tense. Important verbs are e.g. (go) and ta (take).

gå! go!, walk!
du går you go, you walk
man går you go, one goes, you walk, one walks
ta! take!
du tar you take
man tar you take, one takes
Swedish hostels are called vandrarhem which literally means wanderer’s home.

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