Swedish Phrases (Common Expressions)

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This section contains 400 of the most used phrases in Swedish. This should help you improve your speaking, reading and writing. Exploring the whole list will make it easier to start conversations and understand what was said to you. I divided this section into 4 pages, the first 100 are listed on this page, then the rest here: phrases 2, phrases 3, phrases 4. Each page contains 100 common expressions. Going through each 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.

Phrases Tips

To make sure you are more likely to remember each expression, try to first to read the sentence without hearing it, then click to hear how it is prnounced, then read it out loud 3 times while imagining yourself vividly talking to somone. Also try to practice what you memorized from time to time, to make it stick.

Here are the first 100 common phrases. You will find a lot of them are about greeting someone, introducing yourself or asking where someone is from ... etc. Basically, these are expressions which you might use when starting a conversation with someone you have just met.

Phrases in Swedish

Phrases Swedish Audio
How are you? (informal)Hur står det till? (artigt)
How are you? (formal)Hur mår du? (vänskapligt)
What's up? (colloquial) Hur är läget? (vardagligt)
I'm fine, thank you!Jag mår bra tack!
Good morning!God morgon!
Good afternoon!God middag!
Good evening!God kväll!
And you? (informal)Och ni? (artigt)
And you? (formal)Och du? (vänskapligt)
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
Do you like it here?Trivs du här?
See you later!Vi ses!
Thank you very much!Tack så mycket!
I really like it!Jag gillar det verkligen!
Thank you!Tack!
You're welcome! (in response to "thank you")Det var så lite/Varsågod
Have a nice day!Ha en trevlig dag!
Good night!God natt!
Have a good trip!Ha en trevlig resa!
It was nice talking to you!Det var treligt att prata med dig!
Am I right or wrong?Har jag rätt eller fel?
Is he younger or older than you?Är han yngre eller äldre än du?
Is the test easy or difficult?Är provet lätt eller svårt?
Is this book new or old?Är det här en ny eller en gammal bok?
This is so expensiveDet här är för dyrt

More Sentences

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
Can I practice Italian with you?Kan jag träna italienska med dig?
I speak French but with an accentJag pratar franska, men med brytning
I was born in MiamiJag föddes i Miami
I'm from JapanJag är från Japan
The letter is inside the bookBrevet är inuti boken
The pen is under the deskPennan är under bordet
Can I help you?Kan jag hjälpa dig?
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 straightgå rakt
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 lostJag vet inte var jag är
I'm not from hereJag är inte härifrån
It's far from hereDet är långt bort
It's near hereDet är nära
One moment please!Ett ögonblick är du snäll
Turn leftsväng vänster
Turn rightsväng höger


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Here are the rest of the Swedish phrases: phrases 2, phrases 3, phrases 4. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Swedish homepage.

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