Many Swedes are fluent in English. This comes not only from school, but from movies, tv, and the internet.
However, there are also many Swedes who are uncomfortable speaking English, or who cannot converse in English. Signs and other messages are also in Swedish, so it is good for you to know some common words and phrases.
The Swedish language uses the same alphabet as English, with three additional letters:
Å comes after Z, and is pronounced like a long O in English.
Ä comes after Å, and is pronounced somewhat like a short a or short e in English.
Ö is the last letter of the alphabet, and is pronounced a bit like the U in the word “put”.
NEVER confuse Å or Ä with A, or Ö with O.
My name is
Where is _____ ?
Thank you so much.
Help yourself. Here you are.
One, two, three, four, five
six, seven, eight, nine, ten
eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen
sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty
thirty, forty, fifty, sixty, seventy
eighty, ninety, one hundred, one thousand
Var är ____?
Tack så mycket
Ett (en), två, tre, fyra, fem
sex, sju, åtta, nio, tio
elva, tolv, tretton, fjorton, femton
sexton, sjutton, arton, nitton, tjugo
trettio, förtio, femtio, sextio, sjuttio
åttio, nittio, ett hundra, ett tusend
tock so micke
var so good
ett (en), tvo, tray, firra, fem
sex, shoo, oata, neeo, teeo
elva, tolv, tretton, fyorton, femton
sexton, shooton, arton, nitton, chugo
tretty, furty, femty, sexty, shooty
oaty, nitty, ett hoondra, ett toosend