Basic Swedish Phrases to Know

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A really quick list of Swedish phrases to know. Even though everyone in our generation speaks English, it’s always nice to throw a few words here and there in Swedish.

ja – yes
nej – no

tack – please (used at the end of a sentence); thanks, thank you
tack så mycket – thank you very much
varsågod – you’re welcome

hej or hej hej – hi, hello
hejsan – hi (informal)

god dag – hello; goodbye (literally: good day; can be used any time from morning until around 5pm)
god morgon – good morning (used until around 11am)
god middag – good afternoon (used around noon)
god kväll – good evening (used from around 5pm)

välkommen! – welcome!
välkommen till … – welcome to …

hej or hej hej – bye
hejdå – goodbye
god natt – goodnight
vi ses! – see you! (informal)
vi ses snart! – see you soon!
vi ses senare! – see you later!
ha en bra dag! – have a good day!

ursäkta mig – excuse me (to get someone’s attention or to get past someone); sorry
förlåt – sorry
inga problem – no problem
det gör inget – don’t worry about it

pratar du engelska? – do you speak English?

jag pratar inte svenska – I don’t speak Swedish
jag pratar lite svenska – I speak a little Swedish
jag pratar väldigt lite svenska – I only speak very little Swedish

var snäll och prata långsammare – please speak more slowly
kan du säga det igen? – could you please repeat that?

jag förstår – I understand
jag förstår inte – I don’t understand

jag vet – I know
jag vet inte – I don’t know

var är toaletten? – where is the toilet, please?

How much is a ticket to _____? Vad kostar en biljett till _____?
One ticket to _____, please. En biljett till _____, tack.
Where does this train go? Vart går detta tåg ?
Where does this bus go? Vart går denna buss?
Where is the train/bus to _____? Var är tåget/bussen till _____?
Does this train/bus stop in _____? Stannar tåget/bussen i_____?
When does the train/bus for _____ leave? När åker tåget/bussen till_____?
When will this train/bus arrive in _____? När kommer tåget/bussen till_____?

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