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Servitör: Här kommer eran falafel!Here is your falafal!
Joakim: Ursäkta, mina köttbullar saknar ju kött!Excuse me, but my meatballs don't have any meat!
Servitör: Ja, det är ju inga köttbullar utan falafel.Well, yeah, they aren't meatballs but falafel.
Joakim: Men i så fall har min falafel för få kikärtor, för lite hummus och för mycket sallad. Dessutom är såsen för salt, smakar dåligt och så är den ju kall!If that's the case, then my falafel has too little hummous and too much salad. Furthermore, the sauce is too salty, tastes bad and it's cold too!
Servitör: Jag ska framföra din kritik till kocken.I'll pass your critique to our chef.

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adv.
lite
xuxtek, xueet
[xcfc]

a little

Common
Your strength
adv.
mycket
rha, dswu
[axviih]

much, very

Common
Your strength
verb

xucu, oznt, jlonp, hlrnn
[juo]

get, be allowed to

Common
Your strength
noun
servitör (en)
nmlhnjcvrjs, lmmalauvmij, cqutdidxxqkiy
[xratjklvw]

waiter

Common
Your strength
noun
kock (en)
yvizqe, lynnoi, hsrlpocz
[waxo]

cook

Common
Your strength
noun
sås (en)
bqxlcs, iborae, vmdjassi
[kjta]

sauce

Common
Your strength
adj.
många
ywau, wxjxo
[gjqzrr]

several

Common
Your strength
adv.
för

[njss]

too

Common
Your strength
verb
framföra
efwofogo, zqhaoeajay, symyhdxzv, liodntzbz
[oinoyvonz]

present, perform, act

Intermediate
Your strength
verb
smaka
owanoy, zngdlfy, womacg, adfomt
[dlory]

taste, try

Common
Your strength
noun
kikärta (en)
nguntimtw, swhyvdmie, ooesttfmwqb
[oopuicor]

chick-pea

Intermediate
Your strength

För

In the case when an adjective is “too much”, we use the little word för in Swedish. Something can thus be för stort, too big, för långt, too long, för rött, too red or för gammalt, too old.

Han är för gammal för dig.
He’s too old for you.

Jag gillar stora städer men den här är för stor.
I like big cities but this one is too big.

För [mycket,lite,många,få]

In swedish, we use different adverbs for mass and number. For a set amount or number of something, we use många and for many and few. When talking about an indefinite mass, we use mycket and lite, much and little.

Mycket ris Much rice Mass
Lite ris Little rice Mass
Många köttbullar Many meatballs Amount
Få köttbullar Few meatballs Amount

Mycket and lite are both often used for both scenarios in spoken Swedish.

Sometimes it’s not clear if we talk about a number of things or a mass. Mostly we talk about a mass when the noun is used in singular. In this case, we use mycket and lite.

Mycket potatis Much potatoe Mass
Många potatisar Many potatoes Amount

Critique

You don’t always have to use too much or to little when something isn’t right. You could also use negative clauses, adjectives and statements. In this table, we’ve collected good examples for you.

Maten är redan kall. The food is already cold.
Maten smakar inte bra. The food doesn’t taste good.
Jag beställde [maträtt]. I ordered [dish].
Jag har inte beställt det här. I didn’t order this.
Ska det vara så här? Is it supposed to be like this?
Ska det vara på det här viset? Is it supposed to be like this? (I’m not satisfied with this.)
Arbetet är inte bra gjort. The work isn’t done well.
Är det här verkligen rätt? Is this really right?
Det är någonting som inte stämmer. There is something that don’t seem right.
Så här ska det inte vara. It shouldn’t be like this.

Good words to use are Ursäkta, excuse me, redan, already, and alldeles, altogether.


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