Swedish Lesson 3 (Plural and Languages)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 3rd lesson is about the plural in Swedish and how to create it from the singular form. In addition, I will include a list of vocabulary about languages, nationalities, and countries. Finally, you will find some common everyday sentences. 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.


Knowing how to create the plural from the singular word can double the vocabulary you already know. It can make it easy to have a conversation about different topics by simply knowing some grammatical rules. For example how to change the word "book" to "books" or "woman" to "women".

Below is a list of singular words and their plural equivalent. I included examples about nature as well as about humans. 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.

Singular vs. Plural in Swedish

English Swedish Audio

Now we will try to implement some of the words above into full Swedish sentences. That way you will be able to see how both forms are used when embedded in a structure.

Singular vs. Plural in a Sentence

English Swedish Audio
We speak two languagesVi talar två språk
They speak four languagesDe talar fyra språk
I visited one countryJag besökte ett land
She visited three countriesHon besökte tre länder
She has one sisterHon har en syster
He has two sistersHan har två systrar


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Vocabulary List about Languages, Nationalities, and Countries

Below is a list of 50 words related to languages, nationalities, and countries. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to have a good conversation about how many languages you speak or where you came from.

Languages Nationalities and Countries List in Swedish

English Swedish Audio
Arabic (language)arabiska
Moroccan (nationality)Marrokansk
Morocco (country)Marocko
Brazilian (language)brasilianska
Brazilian (nationality)Brasilliansk
Brazil (country)Brasilien
Chinese (language)kinesiska
Chinese (nationality)Kines
China (country)Kina
English (language)Swedish
British (nationality)Brittisk
Britain (country)Storbritannien
American (nationality)Amerikansk
America (country)Amerika/USA
French (language)franska
French (nationality)Fransk
France (country)Frankrike
German (language)tyska
German (nationality)Tysk
Germany (country)Tyskland
Greek (language)grekiska
Greek (nationality)Grek
Greece (country)Grekland
Hindi (language)hindi
Indian (nationality)Indier
India (country)Indien
Irish (language)Irländska
Irish (nationality)Irländsk
Ireland (country)Irland
Italian (language)italienska
Italian (nationality)Italiensk
Italy (country)Italien
Japanese (language)japanska
Japanese (nationality)Japansk
Japan (country)Japan
Korean (language)Koreanska
Korean (nationality)Koreansk
Korea (country)Korea
Persian (language)Persiska
Iranian (nationality)Iranier
Iran (country)Iran
Portuguese (language)Portugisiska
Portuguese (nationality)Portuges
Portugal (country)Portugal
Russian (language)ryska
Russian (nationality)Ryss
Russia (country)Ryssland
Spanish (language)spanska
Spanish (nationality)Spanjor
Spain (country)Spanien


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Daily Conversation in Swedish

Finally, a list of sentences about languages, nationalities, and countries plus some bonus phrases. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Swedish Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Swedish

English Swedish Audio
I don't speak KoreanJag talar inte koreanska
I love the Japanese languageJag älskar det japanska språket
I speak ItalianJag talar italienska
I want to learn SpanishJag vill lära mig spanska
My mother tongue is GermanMitt modersmål är tyska
Spanish is easy to learnSpanska är enkelt att lära sig
He has a Moroccan rugHan har en marrokansk matta
I have an American carJag har en amerikansk bil
I love French cheeseJag älskar fransk ost
I'm ItalianJag är italienare
My father is GreekMin pappa är grek
My wife is KoreanMin fru är korean
Have you ever been to India?Har du någonsin varit i Indien?
I came from SpainJag kom från Spanien
I live in AmericaJag bor i Amerika
I want to go to GermanyJag vill åka till Tyskland
I was born in ItalyJag föddes i Italien
Japan is a beautiful countryJapan är ett vackert land
Long time no seeDet var länge sedan
I missed youJag har saknat dig
What's new?Vad är nytt?
Nothing newInget nytt
Make yourself at home!Känn dig som hemma
Have a good tripHa en trevlig resa

Fun Facts

Language Quote that by simply knowing how to form the plural, you can double the number of nouns in your vocabulary, without having to memorize all the plural form.

Congratulations! You finished your third lesson in Swedish about singular, plural, languages, nationalities, and countries. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Swedish Lesson 4. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Swedish homepage.

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