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Thomas: Jag gillar svenska men jag tyckte inte om att plugga det varje kväll.I like Swedish but I don't like to study it every night.
Anders: Det kan jag förstå. Läste ni alla svenska tillsammans?I get that. Did you all study Swedish together?
Thomas: Yes. Jag är svensk men behövde ändå gå kursen eftersom jag var utbytesstudent från England.Yes. I'm Swedish but I needed to take the course anyway because I was an exchange student from England.
Anders: Det var inte schysst från universitetet.That wasn't fair of the university.
Thomas: Nej, men jag var rätt populär eftersom jag alltid hjälpte alla. Det var många som mådde lite dåligt för att de inte hängde med.No but I was pretty popular since I helped everyone. There were many that were kind of upset because they couldn't keep up.

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verb
läsa
olsycp, fqeqys, atevg, ciwwf
[hmxau]

read

Common
Your strength
adj.
populär

[mwqglcyk]

popular

Common
Your strength
adj.
rätt
enpvrfuk, gopcvrkr
[oqzao]

right, correct

Common
Your strength
adj.
schysst
zvbwmhiofs, tshpkmjvsx
[kuscfkq]

fair, just, nice

Common
Your strength
noun
svensk (en)
vjrjjmlf, zsnnxfhq, mwbzfwsdhm
[vjsfzn]

Swede

Common
Your strength
noun
svenska (en)
prxydidc, brqyxypk, urjanbeuoz
[egfduuv]

language

swedish

Common
Your strength
noun
utbytesstudent (en)
ssyawbcosalqqvlh, emvgqpuqubvyvptn, iroftqtmrfchbopfbk
[mrahhuicsdslrb]

exchange student

Common
Your strength

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Past tense

Group 2

This group contains verbs that end on -er in present tense. In past tense the group divided into two subgroups: Group 2A contains verbs ending on -de group 2B verbs ending on -te.

Infinite Imperative Present tense Past tense
G2a -a -consonant (except k/p/t/s) -er -de
ringa ring! ringer ringde
G2b* -a -k/p/t/s -er -te
-k åka åk! åker åkte
-p köpa köp! köper köpte
-t** möta möt! möter mötte
-s läsa/td>

läs! läser läste

*This subgroup contains verbs with a stem ending on -k, -p, -t or -s. These four consonants are voiceless and demand a voiceless T (instead of it’s voiced counterpart D).

**Verbs with a stem ending on a consonant + t get an -e at the end, because there are no triple consonants in Swedish. Example: lyfta > lyfte (not lyftte).

Group 3

Do you remember what group 3 was all about? Group 3 contains the verbs ending on a non-emphasized vowel. In preterite, simple past, they get the ending -dde. This shortens the vowel, because of the D that is double.

Infinite Imperative Present tense Past tense
-vowel (except a) -vowel (except a) -r -dde
bo [b] bo! bor bodde [‘bʊdə]

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