Introduction to Swedish: 17

Good. We have now learned two combinations: att vilje - vill and att kunna - kan. While we are on it, I want to introduce one more word.

Swedish for should is borde.

Think: You should go to a boarding school!

How would you say:

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