A lot of things from this lesson should already by familiar to you, which makes it possible for us to add even more information about ourselves as well as learning how to connect sentence.
Bo and leva
Where English has only one word, to live, Swedish has two. The translation we’re looking for at this point in our learning journey is bo. It’s used when you talk about where someone resides.
The second word, which I’m just adding as a bonus, because of its resemblance to its English counterpart, is leva – a word that does indeed mean to live but at this point, all you need to know is that it more often focuses on the act of being alive.
Talking about hobbies
When we talk about hobbies in Swedish, we usually talk about intressen rather than hobbyer.
Vara and ha
We already know the verb vara and are extending our palette with the word ha – another super useful word to know! We had both words in the sentence Jag är inte gift men har ett barn. (I'm not married but have one child.)
As you already know, we can use adjectives with vara, which we did in this lessons’ dialogue. Here we had gift which means married.
To connect words and sentences, we use tiny powerful words called conjunctions in fancy-pants lingo talk. In this lesson, we learned two super important ones: och and men.
Gilla and tycka om
Instead of talking about interests and hobbies, we can talk about things we like with the verb gilla, which we learned in the dialogue of this lesson, or its synonym tycka om.