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Introduction to Swedish: 36

That’s how you do it. Now let’s learn another word:

Swedish for from is från.

If you can hear it pronounced, you will see how close this is to English. Just guess the word for England in the next sentences (hint: it’s the same). Say:

  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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