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Swedish is a language spoken by my grand parents. I listened as a child to their vocalizations. We often said Tack sa Mycket as we left them after a visit. My great grandmother never did learn English. Back in the 1880 time period there were separate communities of Swedish people who never traveled outside their own neighborhoods. The stores were managed by Swedish people. Church services were in Swedish. Even schools were taught in Swedish. 

So I have had a lot of fun gathering together these details about the Swedish language. I intend to spend more time learning more. The internet is great for this sort of activity. Have fun!

A Swedish Language course from Harvard below. MORE..

Svenska, as the Swedes call their language, is spoken by the approximately 8 million inhabitants of Sweden, as well as another 300,000 people in Finland. It belongs to the North Germanic sub-group of the Indo-European language family (English is in the West Germanic sub-group), which includes Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, and Faroese. It is extremely similar to Danish and Norwegian, especially in written form. Its grammar and syntax are very similar to English, more so than German or French. Many Swedish words are easily recognizable by English speakers, and even more so by German speakers. So naturally, Swedish is a relatively easy language for English speakers to learn. Pronunciation is a little difficult at first, especially due to the vowels, and a beginner should listen to a native in order to get a good idea of the Swedish sounds.

This course was designed for beginners and no previous knowledge of Swedish is assumed. However, the lessons may also be helpful for those people who have had previous experience and would like to improve their grammar or just simply practice or brush up.

Contents

Note: A graphical browser (netscape 2. or higher) is required in order to view the special Swedish characters.

Alphabet and Pronunciation
Lesson One: Vad är det?
Lesson Two: Var bor du?
Lessons Three: Possessive
Lesson Four: Numbers 1-10 and Plurals
Review of Lessons One to Four - plus Greetings and more (Coming)
Lesson Five: Definite and Possessive Plural (Coming)
Other Swedish-Related Links

(all are unaffiliated with this course)

Online Swedish-English Dictionary works both ways
Svenska Dagbladet Swedish daily newspaper online (in Swedish)
Swedish Museum of Natural History
Pronouncement Software makers of "Hear it in Swedish", a commercial product, also includes a comprehensive list of places to learn Swedish.
Yahoo Index of Swedish Sites
Nyheter från Sverige a long list of news publications in Swedish on the web.
Swedish Grammar
8 Sidor a newspaper in easy Swedish for learners. Also includes audio.
Swedish Alphabet Pronunciation - a great site, where you can hear how the letters are pronounced.

From Travlang MORE Here is a sample:

Svenska: Grundläggande ord

(English = Svenska)

Yes = Ja (4170 bytes)

No = Nej (5715 bytes)

Thank you = Tack (4034 bytes)

Thank you very much = Tack så mycket (7978 bytes)

You're welcome = Varsågod (5811 bytes)

Please = Var så god; Var snäll och; Tack (16701 bytes)

Excuse me = Ursäkta (11858 bytes)

Hello = Hej (2981 bytes)

Goodbye = Hej då, Adjö (12379 bytes)

So long = Hej då (4887 bytes)

Good morning = God morgon (7022 bytes)

Good afternoon = God middag (4841 bytes)

Good evening = God afton (6437 bytes)

Good night = God natt (5907 bytes)

I do not understand = Jag förstår inte (8449 bytes)

How do you say this in [English]? = Hur säger du det här på [svenska]? (19396 bytes)

Do you speak ... = Talar ni ... (7375 bytes)

English = Engelska (6826 bytes)

French = Franska (6959 bytes)

German = Tyska (6407 bytes)

Spanish = Spanska (7138 bytes)

Chinese = Kinesiska (9702 bytes)

I = Jag (6923 bytes)

We = Vi (5425 bytes)

You (singular, familiar) = Du (5860 bytes)

You (singular, formal) = Ni (5988 bytes)

You (plural) = Ni (5988 bytes)

They = de, dom (14144 bytes)

What is your name? = Vad heter du? (6859 bytes)

Nice to meet you. = Trevligt att råkas. (9185 bytes)

How are you? = Hur står det till? Hur mår du? (8389 bytes)

Good = Bra (4606 bytes)

Bad = Dåligt (7274 bytes)

So so = Si så där (6428 bytes)

Wife = Fru, Hustru (12346 bytes)

Husband = Man, Make (14151 bytes)

Daughter = Dotter (7142 bytes)

Son = Son (7014 bytes)

Mother = Mamma, Mor (13630 bytes)

Father = Pappa, Far (14186 bytes)

Friend = Vän (6664 bytes)
Where is the bathroom? Where is the toilet? = Var är toaletten (15125 bytes)

(Numbers)

(English = Svenska)

zero = noll

one = ett (5562 bytes)

two = två (3794 bytes)

three = tre (4742 bytes)

four = fyra (4214 bytes)

five = fem (5232 bytes)

six = sex (5825 bytes)

seven = sju (6004 bytes)

eight = åtta (6427 bytes)

nine = nio (7999 bytes)

ten = tio (8076 bytes)

eleven = elva (6553 bytes)

twelve = tolv (6132 bytes)

thirteen = tretton (7741 bytes)

fourteen = fjorton (7373 bytes)

fifteen = femton (7194 bytes)

sixteen = sexton (7550 bytes)

seventeen = sjutton (7157 bytes)

eighteen = arton (7283 bytes)

nineteen = nitton (9387 bytes)

twenty = tjugo (7031 bytes)

twenty one = tjugoett (9456 bytes)

thirty = trettio (6290 bytes)

forty = fyrtio (6543 bytes)

fifty = femtio (6528 bytes)

sixty = sextio (6858 bytes)

seventy = sjuttio (8197 bytes)

eighty = åttio (6662 bytes)

ninety = nittio (7608 bytes)

one hundred = hundra (6307 bytes)

one thousand = tusen (5955 bytes)

one million = miljon (7237 bytes)

(Shopping/Dining)

(English = Svenska)

How much does this cost? = Hur mycket kostar det här? (14779 bytes)

What is this? = Vad är det här? (12813 bytes)

I'll buy it. = Jag köper det. (10082 bytes)

I would like to buy ... = Jag skulle vilja köpa ... (13728 bytes)

Do you have ... = Har ni ... (10480 bytes)

Do you accept credit cards? = Tar ni kreditkort? (16463 bytes)

Open = Öppet, Öppen (16872 bytes)

Closed = Stängt, Stängd (19158 bytes)

Postcard = Vykort (7583 bytes)

Stamps = Frimärke (7757 bytes)

A little = Lite (6462 bytes)

A lot = Mycket, Massor (16064 bytes)

All = Allt

Breakfast = Frukost (7502 bytes)

Lunch = Lunch (8196 bytes)

Dinner = Middag (5987 bytes)

Vegetarian = Vegetarian (11459 bytes)

Kosher = Kosher (6657 bytes)

Cheers! = Skål (6513 bytes)

Please bring the bill. = Notan tack (11102 bytes)

Bread = Bröd (9444 bytes)

Beverage = Dryck (9523 bytes)

Coffee = Kaffe (5284 bytes)

Tea = Te (4312 bytes)

Juice = Juice (7037 bytes)

Water = Vatten (9300 bytes)

Beer = Öl (8808 bytes)

Wine = Vin (6855 bytes)

Salt = Salt (6667 bytes)

Pepper = Peppar (8027 bytes)

Meat = Kött (8144 bytes)

Beef = Nötkött, Oxkött (27128 bytes)

Pork = Griskött, Fläsk (24237 bytes)

Fish = Fisk (6435 bytes)

Poultry = Fågel (8558 bytes)

Vegetable = Grönsaker (12235 bytes)

Fruit = Frukt (6613 bytes)

Potato = Potatis (8834 bytes)

Salad = Sallad (8483 bytes)

Dessert = Dessert, Efterrätt (23636 bytes)

Ice cream = Glass (6456 bytes)

(Travel)


(English = Svenska)

Where is ...? = Var är ...? Var ligger ...? (22114 bytes)

How much is the fare? = Hur mycket kostar biljetten? (16227 bytes)

Ticket = Biljett (7833 bytes)

One ticket to ..., please. = En biljett till ..., tack. (15086 bytes)

Where are you going? = Vart är du på väg? (22139 bytes)

Where do you live? = Var bor du? (9709 bytes)

Train = Tåg (5926 bytes)

Bus = Buss (6703 bytes)

Subway, Underground = Tunnelbana (8205 bytes)

Airport = Flygplats (10626 bytes)

Train station = Järnvägsstation (14279 bytes)

Bus station = Bussterminal (12918 bytes)

Subway station, Underground station = Tunnelbanestation (13857 bytes)

Departure = Avgång (9101 bytes)

Arrival = Ankomst (10120 bytes)

Car rental agency = Biluthyrning (9670 bytes)

Parking = Parkering (8676 bytes)

Hotel = Hotell (6117 bytes)

Room = Rum (7690 bytes)

Reservation = Reservation (13453 bytes)

Are there any vacancies for tonight? = Finns det något ledigt ikväll (18169 bytes)

No vacancies = fullbokat (9402 bytes)

Passport = Pass (5094 bytes)

(Directions)

(English = Svenska)

Left = Vänster (7817 bytes)

Right = Höger (7316 bytes)

Straight = Rakt fram (11223 bytes)

Up = Upp (5206 bytes)

Down = Ner (7509 bytes)

Far = Långt (11649 bytes)

Near = Nära (6886 bytes)

Long = Lång (7675 bytes)

Short = Kort (4509 bytes)

Map = Karta (5887 bytes)

Tourist Information = Turist Information (17651 bytes)

(Places)


(English = Svenska)

Post office = Post (6643 bytes)

Museum = Museum (8228 bytes)

Bank = Bank (7933 bytes)

Police station = Polisstation (7997 bytes)

Hospital = Sjukhus (13800 bytes)

Pharmacy, Chemists = Apotek (8465 bytes)

Store, Shop = Affär (6350 bytes)

Restaurant = Restaurang (9935 bytes)

School = Skola (8741 bytes)

Church = Kyrka (7203 bytes)

Restrooms = Toalett (7572 bytes)

Street = Gata (7441 bytes)

Square = Torg (6202 bytes)

Mountain = Berg (7730 bytes)

Hill = Kulle (5379 bytes)

Valley = Dal (6909 bytes)

Ocean = Hav (6839 bytes)

Lake = Sjö (8950 bytes)

River = Flod (6528 bytes)

Swimming Pool = Simbassäng, Swimmingpool (25454 bytes)

Tower = Torn (7687 bytes)

Bridge = Bro (7236 bytes)

(Time and Dates)

(English = Svenska)

What time is it? = Vad är klockan?, Hur mycket är klockan? (14286 bytes)

7:13, Seven thirteen = 7:13, tretton över sju (10395 bytes)

3:15, Three fifteen = 3:15, tre och femton (8431 bytes)

3:15, A quarter past three = 3:15, kvart över tre (9853 bytes)

11:30, Eleven thirty = 11:30, elva och trettio (9587 bytes)

11:30, Half past eleven = 11:30, halv tolv (9003 bytes)

1:45, One forty-five = 1:45, ett och fyrtiofem (13230 bytes)

1:45, A quarter till two = 1:45, kvart i två (7479 bytes)

Day = dag (6077 bytes)

Week = vecka (5990 bytes)

Month = månad (8186 bytes)

Year = år (6439 bytes)

Monday = måndag (7233 bytes)

Tuesday = tisdag (7481 bytes)

Wednesday = onsdag (7695 bytes)

Thursday = torsdag (6624 bytes)

Friday = fredag (6293 bytes)

Saturday = lördag (6114 bytes)

Sunday = söndag (6465 bytes)

January = januari (8984 bytes)

February = februari (7689 bytes)

March = mars (5588 bytes)

April = april (7061 bytes)

May = maj (5640 bytes)

June = juni (6917 bytes)

July = juli (6351 bytes)

August = augusti (8659 bytes)

September = september (11523 bytes)

October = oktober (10379 bytes)

November = november (9845 bytes)

December = december (9265 bytes)

Spring = vår (10224 bytes)

Summer = sommar (9760 bytes)

Fall, Autumn = höst (7281 bytes)

Winter = vinter (8381 bytes)

Today = idag (6101 bytes)

Yesterday = igår (5461 bytes)

Tomorrow = imorgon (6849 bytes

Birthday = födelsedag (11197 bytes)

Happy Birthday! = Grattis på födelsedagen! (16517 bytes)

 

 

 

Swedish News
Aftonbladet
Swedens major newspaper (Swedish)
Dagens Nyheter
National and international news (Swedish)
Expressen
News from Sweden (Swedish)
Göteborgs-Posten
Göteborgs newspaper (Swedish)
Stockholm News
National news (Swedish)
Svenska Dagbladet
National and international news (Swedish)

Radio
Sveriges Radio
The Swedish Broadcasting Corporation

Natives
Gaaltije
Southsami language and culture
Härjedalens fjällmuseum
Showing the lives of the Sami people, the farmers and the miners during the past 1000 years (Introduction in English)
The Saami
People of the sun and wind.
Samefolket
Homepage of the Saami Nation
SameNet
Web site of the Sapmi Nation (Swedish)

You might find an interest in looking over newspapers from Sweden. Here is a link list:

Örnsköldsviks Allehanda

Östersunds-Posten

Östgöta-Correspondenten

Östra Småland

Aftonbladet (Stockholm)

Alingsås Tidning

Allehanda Online (Örnsköldsvik)

Arbetarbladet (Gävle)

Arvika Nyheter

Bärgslagsbladet (Köping, Arboga & Kungsör)

Barometern

Bergslagspostens

BLT Nyheter

Bohusläningen

Borås Tidning

D@gs (Göteborgs-Posten, Sydsvenska Dagbladet)

Dagens Industri (Stockholm)

Dagen

Dagens Nyheter

Dala-Demokraten (Dalarna)

Ditt Skåne

Elfsborgs Läns Allehanda (Vänersborg)

Enköpings-Posten (Enköpings)

Epigon

Eskilstuna-Kuriren (Eskilstuna / Strängnäs)

EU Nyheter

Expressen

Falu Kuriren

Filipstads Tidning

FLT - Nyheter

Folkbladet (Norrköping)

Folket

Folktribunen

Fryksdals-Bygden

Göteborgs-Posten

Gefle Dagblad

Gotlands Tidningar

GT Privat

Hallands Nyheter (Falkenberg)

Hallandsposten (Halmastad)

Halmstad Tidning (Halmastad)

Halsinge-Kuriren

Helsingborgs Dagblad (Helsingborg)

Hjo Tidning

Karlskoga Tidning

Katrineholms-Kuriren

Koping

Kristianstads Bladet

Kuriren (Norrbotten)

Länstidningen Östersund (Östersund)

Ljusdals-Posten

Ljusnan (Hälsingland)

LokalNytt

Mora Tidning

Motala & Vadstena Tidning

Nerikes Allehanda

Norra Skåne

Norra Västerbotten

Norrköpings Tidningar (Norrköpings)

Norrköpingsnyheter (Norrköpings)

Norrtelje Tidning

NSD, Norrländska Socialdemokraten (Kiruna)

Nya Kristinehamns-Posten

Nya Ludvika Tidning (Dalarna)

Nya Wermlands-Tidningen

Nyhetsgruppen

Nynashamns Posten

Offensiv

Piteå-Tidningen (Piteå)

Proletären

Säffle-Tidningen

Södermanlands Nyheter

Skaraborgs Läns Allehanda

Smålandsposten

spanien.just.nu

Stockholm News

Sundsvalls Tidning

Svenljunga & Tranemo Tidning

Svenska Dagbladet (Stockholm)

Sydöstran

Sydsvenska Dagbladet

Tidning för Skaraborgs Län - Mariestads-Tidningen

Tidningen Ångermanland (Härnösand)

Tidningen Metro (Stockholm)

Trollhättans Tidning (Trollhättan)

Upsala Nya Tidning

Värmlands Folkblad

Västerbottens Folkblad

Västerbottens-Kuriren Internettjänst

Vestmanlands Läns Tidning (Västerås)

Wighs News

Ystads Allehanda

 

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