Introduction to Swedish: 39

We have another word based on var. The Swedish word for why is literally wherefor. It kind of makes sense because in English therefore means because, so wherefore should mean why?:

Swedish for why is varför.

  1. Use the word order "why speak you Swedish?"
  2. Literally: "how want you do it?" Remember the double "l" in "vill".
  3. Remember that this is literally "how have you it?" The word "how" was "hur".
  4. This is "I have it good, thanks".
  5. 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.
  6. Do you remember that "hi" was "hej"? Also, you are asking "how have you it?" (Remember that "how" was "hur".)
  7. You are saying "I have it good, thanks".
  8. The same word order as in English. "From" was "från", and where was "var".
  9. Sweden was "Sverige".
  10. Literally: "No, I speak not English."
  11. This sounds similar to "whatfor?"
  12. Your car comes with a bill, remember?
  13. Be careful to use "en" and "et" where appropriate.
  14. You will be saying "the car", thus add the right article to end the word.
  15. Use the word "vara" for "be". Be careful as to whether you use "det" or "den".
  16. This is, remember, literally "have it so good". Use the word "bra" for "good", and "så" for so.
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