This first lesson teaches many important aspect of Swedish like prepositions, vocabulary list about directions and finally common phrases about how to introduce yourself. 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.
Prepositions are used in almost every sentence. They can be a great tool to link words with each other. For example by simply knowing how to use "to", "with", "from", "after" you can expand your conversation scope. In short, a preposition describes a relationship between words in a sentence, for example: I agree with you.
Below is a list of 27 prepositions that 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.
|In front of||framför|
|On top of||ovanpå|
|About (in regards to)||om|
|As (similar to)||som|
|Instead of||i stället för|
Now we will try to implement some of the prepositions above into full Swedish sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.
|Can I practice Italian with you?||Kan jag träna italienska med dig?|
|I speak French but with an accent||Jag pratar franska, men med brytning|
|I was born in Miami||Jag föddes i Miami|
|I'm from Japan||Jag är från Japan|
|The letter is inside the book||Brevet är inuti boken|
|The pen is under the desk||Pennan är under bordet|
|Can I help you?||Kan jag hjälpa dig?|
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Below is a list of 28 words and sentences related to directions that you might need when lost or asking for help. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to travel from point A to point B by following directions.
|Can you help me?||Kan du hjälpa mig?|
|Can you show me?||Kan du visa mig?|
|Come with me!||Kom med mig!|
|Downtown (city center)||Centrum|
|Excuse me! (to ask someone)||Ursäkta mig!|
|Go straight||Gå rakt fram|
|How can I get to the museum?||Hur kommer jag till museet?|
|How long does it take to get there?||Hur långt tid tar det dit?|
|I'm lost||Jag vet inte var jag är|
|I'm not from here||Jag är inte härifrån|
|It's far from here||Det är långt bort|
|It's near here||Det är nära|
|One moment please!||Ett ögonblick är du snäll|
|Turn left||Sväng vänster|
|Turn right||Sväng höger|
|To turn||Att svänga|
|To walk||Att gå|
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Finally, a couple sentences to help you know how to introduce yourself in Swedish. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Swedish Phrases page. Enjoy!
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Congratulations! You finished your 4th lesson in Swedish about prepositions, and directions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Swedish Lesson 5. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Swedish homepage.