Introduction to Swedish: 15

Now we know all the main pronouns:jag (I), du (you), han (he) and hon (she), vi (we), ni (you guys) and de (they). We are just getting started, though.

Swedish for to want is att vilja.

I want to have it therefore it is my vill to have it.

You would expect it to become jag viljar for I want, but in fact there is an exception with this word. This exception works in our favor, though, because the word becomes even more like the one we have in English: vill.

If you want to say I want to have it in Swedish you don’t have to say to - att anymore, so you say I want have it.

This can also be translated as we want it, because in Swedish you never say simply we want it, and you always have to say we want to have it.

  1. Remember that "vill" already means "want to", thus you will only need four words in this phrase.
  2. The word you're looking for is probably vara. Your word order has to be: "we want not be here". 
  3. The word "vill" already means "want to", thus this sentence is four words long (and yes, it includes the word vara).
  4. The word you need is vara.
  5. The word for "speak" was "tala".
  6. This is a phrase exactly like in English, except in Swedish words.
  7. Use "ska" for "will".
  8. Yes, write in the word "gjöra". This phrase is four words long in Swedish.
  9. Literally: "Want you do it?", and using the word "gjöra".
  10. You use the word "gjöra" twice. Be careful to use "ska" and not "vill" in the sentence. Moreover, remember that you will say "vi inte kan" in the second sentence, as "inte" moves forward.
  11. Remember that you have to say "they want have something" in Swedish. Also mind the double "l" in "vill".
  12. "I do not have it" will be literally "I have it not".
  13. "Behöver" already means "need to", thus you will not need that word in the sentence.
  14. "Will" was "ska", remember?
  15. Put "et" right after "hus" (without any spaces).
  16. Remember you are saying "the time".
  17. Think carefully whether it is "det" or "den" this time.
  18. Just put "good" and "night" together.
  19. Use the word "hjäjpa".
  20. Use "handhun" to remember the word for "he".
  21. Remember that "the car" is just one word. And, again, "England" is "England".
  22. Use the same word order as in English.
  23. Literally: "what want you?"
  24. Literally: "what have you?"
  25. Use the same word order as in English. From was "från".
  26. Don't forget to make "house" into "the house".
  27. Use the word order "why speak you Swedish?"
  28. Literally: "how want you do it?" Remember the double "l" in "vill".
  29. Remember that this is literally "how have you it?" The word "how" was "hur".
  30. This is "I have it good, thanks".
  31. 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.
  32. Do you remember that "hi" was "hej"? Also, you are asking "how have you it?" (Remember that "how" was "hur".)
  33. You are saying "I have it good, thanks".
  34. The same word order as in English. "From" was "från", and where was "var".
  35. Sweden was "Sverige".
  36. Literally: "No, I speak not English."
  37. This sounds similar to "whatfor?"
  38. Your car comes with a bill, remember?
  39. Be careful to use "en" and "et" where appropriate.
  40. You will be saying "the car", thus add the right article to end the word.
  41. Use the word "vara" for "be". Be careful as to whether you use "det" or "den".
  42. This is, remember, literally "have it so good". Use the word "bra" for "good", and "så" for so.
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