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Anders: Fy vilken bra film!Wow, what a good movie!
Markus: Äh, den var väl sådär.Well, it was so so.
Anders: Vad säger du? Den var ju jättebra.What are you saying? It was really good.
Markus: Tycker du? Jag tyckte den var skitlöjlig.You think? I thought it was super ridiculous.
Anders: Varför då? Den var ju urcool ju.Why that? It was super cool.
Markus: Jag är väl van vid de gamla filmerna helt enkelt.I guess I'm just used to the old movies.
Anders: Jo, jag håller med, om man tänker så. Men så kan man ju inte tänka. Man måste se det som någonting helt nytt.Yes, I agree, if you think of it that way. But you cannot think of it that way. You have to look at it as something completely new.
Markus: Ja du har rätt som vanligt. Vi får ta och se den igen då om den nu var så „himla bra“. Då kanske jag ser den med andra ögon.Yes, you are right as usual. We'll have to see it again then if it's so great. Maybe I'll see it with other eyes then.
Anders: Jag är på. Du ska få se att den verkligen duger.I'm in. You'll see that it really cuts it.

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verb
tycka
dzmock, tigmtg, hsvxp, rvagz
[jfyfk]

think, have an opinion

Common
Your strength
verb
duga
vnksr, jfgm, pzuvm
[nctf]

do, suit

Common
Your strength
adj.
jättebra

[yqvqmwwlf]

very good

Common
Your strength
verb
vara van
bjl mey, xxq hcw, trwnn ibq
[bgos cee]

to be used to

Common
Your strength
verb
hålla med
ybpedyp qdo, naeuc bot, xbhfdxh klz
[mqdlss pvr]

agree

Common
Your strength
expression
få ta och
flut yu ytw, zhqw jx cmv, jwhij xm uqe
[klw qw qjv]

just have to

Intermediate
Your strength

Intensifiers

In Swedish, it’s common to use the following prefixes to intensify a statement: jätte-, giant, skit-, shit, ur-, origin. Amplifying words are mostly constructed by hooking a noun to the beginning of an adjective or an adverb.

Examples:
Det är jättebra.
It is very good.

Han hoppade jättehögt.
He jumped very high.

jätte- jättebra very good
skit- skitbra very good
ur- urbra very good
as- asbra very good
toppen- toppenbra very good

It is common to get creative with vulgar and naughty nouns. skit and as have become normalized.

You could also use normal adverbs to amplify an adjective. Common ones are mycket, very, verkligen, really, väldigt, hugely, himla, very.

Examples:
Det är väldigt bra.
It is very good.

Han hoppade väldigt högt.
He jumped very high.

Examples from the audio lesson:
Maten är mycket god.
The food is very good..

Filmen är verkligen tråkig.
The movie is really boring.

Jag är väldigt trött.
I am really tired.

Musiken är så himla bra.
The music is very good.

It is common to put a in front of himla to emphasize and intensify further.

mycket mycket bra very good
verkligen verkligen bra very good
väldigt väldigt bra very good
himla himla bra very good
(d)jävla (d)jävla bra very good
riktigt riktigt bra very good
hemskt hemskt bra very good
fruktansvärt fruktansvärt bra very good

Discussion

To agree

Jag håller med. I agree.
Du har rätt. You are right.
Det är sant. That is true.
Ja Yes
Absolut Absolutely
Just det That is right.
Exakt Exactly
Precis Precisely

To disagree

Jag håller inte med. I don’t agree.
Det tycker jag inte (alls). I don’t think that (at all).
Inte alls Not at all

Hesitation

Nja Well…
Kanske Maybe
Jag vet inte (riktigt). I don’t (really) know.

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