This 13th lesson deals with the present tense in Swedish. In addition I included a vocabulary list about survival and emergencies. 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.
Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the present tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. 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.
|I see you||Jag ser dig|
|I write with a pen||Jag skriver med en penna|
|You love apples||Du älskar äpplen|
|You give money||Du ger pengar|
|You play tennis||Du spelar tennis|
|He reads a book||Han läser en bok|
|He understands me||Han förstår mig|
|She has a cat||Hon har en katt|
|She knows my friend||Hon känner min vän|
|We want to learn||Vi vill lära oss|
|We think Spanish is easy||Vi tycker att spanska är enkelt|
|You (plural) work here||Ni jobbar här|
|You (plural) speak French||Ni talar franska|
|They drive a car||De kör en bil|
|They smile||De ler|
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Below is a list of 28 words related to survival expressions such as emergencies, and calling for help. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to communicate better when in distress or when providing help to someone else who is in need.
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Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Swedish Phrases page. Enjoy!
|Are you okay?||Mår du bra?|
|Call a doctor!||Kalla på en läkare!|
|Call the ambulance!||ring en ambulans!|
|Call the police!||ring polisen!|
|Calm down!||Lugna ner dig!|
|I feel sick||jag mår illa|
|It hurts here||det gör ont här|
|It's urgent!||Det är akut!|
|Where is the closest pharmacy?||Var finns närmaste apotek?|
|You look beautiful! (to a woman)||Du är vacker|
|You have a beautiful name||Du har ett vackert namn|
|This is my wife||Det här är min fru|
|This is my husband||Det här är min man|
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Congratulations! You finished your 13th lesson in Swedish about the present tense, and survival expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Swedish Lesson 14. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Swedish homepage.