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Hear Swedish Survival Phrases

The Swedish language lesson offered here is an excerpt from Transparent Language's Swedish software program. The Swedish Phrases for Meeting and Greeting will lead you to the Swedish Dialog at the end, which shows how these survival phrases are used in conversational Swedish. Single click on the phrase to hear the Swedish pronunciation spoken by a native Swedish speaker. Take advantage of this Swedish language resource as you learn to speak Swedish!

Swedish Phrases for Meeting and Greeting

God morgon. Good morning.

God dag. Good day.

God middag. Good afternoon.

God natt. Good night.

Hejsan. Hello.

Talar du engelska? Do you speak English?

Var kan jag hitta någon som talar engelska? Where can I find someone who speaks English?

Jag talar bara lite svenska.I only speak a little Swedish.

Hur mår du? How are you?

Allt väl? Is everything okay?

Bara bra, tack. I'm fine, thank you.

Vad trevligt att träffas.I'm very glad to meet you.

Jag har hört så mycket om dig. I've heard so much about you.

Det var trevligt att träffas. It was nice meeting you.

Jag förstår inte. I don't understand.

Jag förstår perfekt. I understand perfectly.

Förstår du? Do you understand?

Vad sa du? What did you say?

Trevlig dag! Have a nice day!

Swedish Dialog

Annie: God morgon.
Good morning.
Talar du engelska?
Do you speak English?
Lena: Tyvärr, jag kan inte engelska.
I'm sorry, I do not speak English.
Annie: Jag kan bara litet svenska.
I only speak a little Swedish.
Lena: Det går så bra.
That's all right.
Du talar ju bra.
You're doing fine.
Annie: Jag blir nervös när jag ska tala svenska.
I get nervous when I speak Swedish.
Lena: Jag förstår dig mycket bra.
I understand you very well.

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