Swedish phrases and common sentences

Swedish is the native language of Sweden’s 10 million citizens and the co-official language of Finland. Mastering key phrases in Swedish can help learners in both business and leisure.

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Useful Swedish sentences to know

Learning key phrases in Swedish is the first step to studying this important European language. Just a few important words and sentences can be of benefit, whether you're planning a trip or doing business. Using a language course app such as Babbel is key to speaking and understanding those key phrases that you need to know.

Business The Swedish economy is one of the most competitive in the world, and is also one of the ten biggest in Europe. The country has a rich export market and anyone who has the opportunity to trade or do business with Swedish firms should jump at it. In order to build lasting business relationships and show respect to clients, colleagues and delegates, a good grasp of basic phrases and even conversational Swedish, can be hugely advantageous.

Leisure Many people in Sweden, especially the younger generation, have a good understanding of English - but that doesn't mean you shouldn't at least learn some basic phrases ahead of a trip to the country. Being able to hear and speak basic phrases, such as 'please' and 'thank you' will show respect to your hosts. The 'Words and Sentences' course also equips you with the vocabulary you need to make travel arrangements, book restaurant tables, ask for directions and even request medical assistance.

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What are some useful Swedish phrases for beginners?

  • Tack (så mycket) = Thank you very much

  • Jag heter... = My name is...

  • Hur mycket kostar det här? = How much does this cost?

  • Hur tar jig mig til...? = How do I get to…?

  • Jag är vilse = I am lost

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A good knowledge of basic and even advanced Swedish phrases can help you in many aspects of your life, whether you're doing business with Swedish companies, planning a trip to Sweden or want to converse with Swedish friends and colleagues. The fastest and most effective way to learn the language is with the award-winning Babbel app, where you can tailor your learning to suit your needs.

Features of Babbel:

Babbel Swedish courses The most effective way to learn how to say, hear and even read essential phrases in Swedish is via an app-based learning model such as Babbel. Not only does it not take long to learn the basic phrases, but it's also easy to build up a more advanced vocabulary and even gain an understanding of Swedish idioms and an insight to the country's culture and traditions.

Cloud-storage Babbel offers a wide range of benefits over more traditional classroom-based models. The Babbel app can be downloaded to a range of devices, including both iOS and Android. Your progress will be stored in the Cloud, which means you can sign-in from any device and carry on where you left off.

Voice-recognition The Babbel app offers a number of features such as the Voice Recognition Technology, which helps you reach the right pronunciation, as well as offering a multi-dimensional learning approach that incorporates speaking, listening, reading and writing. All Babbel Swedish language courses also feature a range of accents, helping you gain a deeper understanding of how the language sounds all over Sweden.

Flexible learning Learning on an app can be tailored to suit your lifestyle. Those short on time should aim to do a little every day, whilst those who want to learn quickly, ahead of an important business trip or vacation to Sweden, can access as much of the course as they want, progressing rapidly with no need to wait a week for the next class.

Review dashboard The app even offers a personal review bar which enables you to go back and go over key phrases that you want to work on, helping you retain the knowledge you have learnt.