Swedish Lesson 12 (Verbs and Time)

Duration: 30 mins

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Linguistic Swedish Vocabulary
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Structure Swedish Grammar

This is the 12th lesson about Swedish verbs, as well as time expressions such as hours, days, and months. Finally some simple common phrases. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, please email me directly at Swedish Classes.


Before we move on to lessons about the present, past, and future, we need to discuss verbs in general. The verb is the second most used part of speech after the noun. That means we need to pay more attention to its different forms and tenses.

Below is a list of 16 verbs that you might come across or use very often. They are in their raw format (not conjugated yet). The table contains 3 columns (English, Swedish, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Verbs List in Swedish

Verbs Swedish Audio
To driveAtt köra
To findAtt hitta
To giveAtt ge
To haveAtt ha
To knowAtt veta
To learnAtt lära
To loveAtt älska
To playAtt spela
To readAtt läsa
To seeAtt se
To smileAtt le
To speakAtt tala
To thinkAtt tänka
To understandAtt förstå
To workAtt arbeta / jobba
To writeAtt skriva

Here is an example of the verb "to understand" conjugated into the past, present, and future.

Verb "to understand" in a Sentence

He understands meHan förstår mig
He understood meHan förstod mig
He will understand meHan kommer att förstå mig


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Vocabulary List about Time

Below is a list of 30 words related to time such as hours, days and months. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to discuss time related topics more easily.

Time in Swedish

Time Swedish Audio


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Daily Conversation in Swedish

Finally, here are some popular phrases you might need to use daily. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Swedish Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Swedish

English Swedish Audio
I was born in JulyJag föddes i juli
I will visit you in AugustJag hälsar på dig i augusti
See you tomorrow!Vi ses i morgon!
Today is MondayIdag är det måndag
Winter is very cold hereVintern är mycket kall här
Yesterday was Sundayigår var det söndag
Are you married?Är du gift?
I'm singleJag är singel
Would you marry me?Vill du gifta dig med mig?
Can I have your phone number?Kan jag få ditt telefonnummer?
Can I have your email?Kan jag få din email?

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 12th lesson in Swedish about verbs, and time. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Swedish Lesson 13. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Swedish homepage.

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Linguistic Swedish Vocabulary
Culture Swedish Phrases
Structure Swedish Grammar