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Introduction to Swedish: 35

Now you wouldn’t usually get a house as a present but you might get a car. Surely, if you get a car as a present later you also get the bill because Swedish for a car is en bil.

Thus you can ask:

  1. Remember that "the car" is just one word. And, again, "England" is "England".
  2. Use the same word order as in English.
  3. Literally: "what want you?"
  4. Literally: "what have you?"
  5. Use the same word order as in English. From was "från".
  6. Don't forget to make "house" into "the house".
  7. Use the word order "why speak you Swedish?"
  8. Literally: "how want you do it?" Remember the double "l" in "vill".
  9. Remember that this is literally "how have you it?" The word "how" was "hur".
  10. This is "I have it good, thanks".
  11. You are saying "have it so good", and using the word "bra" instead of "god". The imperative word for "have" is only two letters long, and comes from the infinitive form.
  12. Do you remember that "hi" was "hej"? Also, you are asking "how have you it?" (Remember that "how" was "hur".)
  13. You are saying "I have it good, thanks".
  14. The same word order as in English. "From" was "från", and where was "var".
  15. Sweden was "Sverige".
  16. Literally: "No, I speak not English."
  17. This sounds similar to "whatfor?"
  18. Your car comes with a bill, remember?
  19. Be careful to use "en" and "et" where appropriate.
  20. You will be saying "the car", thus add the right article to end the word.
  21. Use the word "vara" for "be". Be careful as to whether you use "det" or "den".
  22. This is, remember, literally "have it so good". Use the word "bra" for "good", and "så" for so.
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