Swedish Lesson 5 (Feminine and Clothes)

Duration: 30 mins

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The 5th Swedish lesson teaches the use of the gender by creating the feminine from the masculine form. In addition to that, I included a vocabulary list about clothes and finally common phrases about origins. 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 derive the feminine from the masculine form is very useful. It can make it easy to have a conversation about family members, pets, or professions. An example would be: "man", "woman", "Cat (fem.)", "cat (masc.)" etc.

Below is a list of 12 masculine and feminine forms 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.

Masculine vs. Feminine in Swedish

Feminine Swedish Audio
Cat (Masc.)Katt
Cat (Fem.)Katt

Now we will try to implement some of the forms above into full Swedish sentences. That way you will be able to use the word not only by itself but embedded in a structure.

Swedish Gender in a Sentence

English Swedish Audio
He is tallHan är lång
She is tallHon är lång
He is a short manHan är en kort man
She is a short womanHon är en kort kvinna
He is GermanHan är tysk
She is GermanHon är tysk
Japanese men are friendlyJapanska män är vänliga
Japanese women are friendlyJapanska kvinnor är vänliga


If you have any questions, please contact me using the Swedish contact form on the header above.

Vocabulary List about Clothes

Below is a list of 20 words related to clothes and wearable accessories. Memorizing them by heart can make it easy for you to shop for clothes and maybe get some good bargains.

Clothes List in Swedish

Clothes Swedish Audio
Pants (Trousers)byxor


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Daily Conversation in Swedish

Finally, these are a couple of phrases used in conversations to express where you are from or where you live etc. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Swedish Phrases page.

Common Expressions in Swedish

Do you like my dress?Tycker du om min klänning?
I lost my socksJag tappade bort mina strumpor
It looks good on youDen passar dig
She has a beautiful ringHon har en vacker ring
These pants (trousers) are longDe här byxorna är långa
These shoes are smallDe här skorna är små
Where are you from?Vart kommer du ifrån?
I'm from the U.SJag är från USA
I'm AmericanJag är amerikansk
Where do you live?Var bor du?
I live in the U.SJag bor i USA
Do you like it here?Trivs du här?

Fun Facts

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Congratulations! You finished your 5th lesson in Swedish about masculine, feminine, and clothes. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Swedish Lesson 6. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Swedish homepage.

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