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Do you often feel lonely and sad? Do you long for romance and are willing to do whatever it takes to meet that special person? Speaking another language could revolutionize your love life! So, why wait? Learning how to say ‘love’ in Swedish could be just what you need to find it.

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Or perhaps you were lucky, and have found your Swedish partner already. Fantastic! Yet, a cross-cultural relationship comes with unique challenges. Learning how to speak your lover’s language will greatly improve your communication and enhance the relationship. At SwedishPod101, our team will teach you all the words, quotes and phrases you need to woo your Swedish lover with excellence! Our tutors provide personal assistance, with plenty of extra material available to make Swedish dating easy for you.

Table of Contents

  1. Common Phrases You’ll Need for a Date
  2. The Most Romantic Ideas for a Date
  3. Must-know Valentine’s Day Vocabulary
  4. Swedish Love Phrases for Valentine’s Day
  5. Swedish Quotes about Love
  6. Marriage Proposal Lines
  7. 15 Most Common Break-Up Lines
  8. Will Falling in Love Help You Learn Swedish Faster?

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1. Common Phrases You’ll Need for a Date

So, you have met your Swedish love interest. Congratulations! Who knows where this could take you…?! However, the two of you have just met and you’re not ready to say the Swedish word for love just yet. Great, it is better to get to know him/her first. Wow your prospective love by using these Swedish date phrases to set up a spectacular first date.

Would you like to go out to dinner with me?

  • Skulle du vilja gå ut och äta med mig?

The important question! In most cultures, this phrase indicates: ‘I’m romantically interested in you’. Flirting in Swedish is no different, so don’t take your date to Mcdonald’s!

Are you free this weekend?

  • Är du ledig i helgen?

This is a preamble to asking your love interest on a date. If you get an immediate ‘Yes’, that’s good news!

Would you like to hang out with me?

  • Skulle du vilja hänga med mig?

You like her/him, but you’re not sure if there’s chemistry. Ask them to hang out first to see if a dinner date is next.

What time shall we meet tomorrow?

  • När ska vi ses imorgon?

Set a time, and be sure to arrive early! Nothing spoils a potential relationship more than a tardy date.

Where shall we meet?

  • Vart ska vi ses?

You can ask this, but also suggest a place.

You look great.

  • Du ser jättebra ut.

A wonderful ice breaker! This phrase will help them relax a bit - they probably took great care to look their best just for you.

You are so cute.

  • Du är så söt.

If the two of you are getting on really well, this is a fun, flirtatious phrase to use.

What do you think of this place?

  • Vad tror du om det här stället?

This another good conversation starter. Show off your Swedish language skills!

Can I see you again?

  • Kan jag få träffa dig igen?

So the date went really well - don’t waste time! Make sure you will see each other again.

Shall we go somewhere else?

  • Ska vi gå någon annanstans?

If the place you meet at is not great, you can suggest going elsewhere. It is also a good question to follow the previous one. Variety is the spice of life!

I know a good place.

  • Jag vet ett bra ställe.

Use this with the previous question. However, don’t say if you don’t know a good place!

I will drive you home.

  • Jag kör hem dig.

If your date doesn’t have transport, this is a polite, considerate offer. However, don’t be offended if she/he turns you down on the first date. Especially a woman might not feel comfortable letting you drive her home when the two of you are still basically strangers.

That was a great evening.

  • Det här var en jättebra kväll.

This is a good phrase to end the evening with.

When can I see you again?

  • När kan jag träffa dig igen?

If he/she replied ‘Yes’ to ‘Can I see you again?’, this is the next important question.

I’ll call you.

  • Jag ringer dig.

Say this only if you really mean to do it. In many cultures, this could imply that you’re keeping the proverbial backdoor open.

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2. The Most Romantic Ideas for a Date

You learned all the Swedish phrases to make a date - congratulations! Now you have to decide where to meet, which can be tricky. Discuss these options with your lover to gauge whether you like the same things. Check out romantic date ideas in Swedish below!

museum

  • muséum

If you’re looking for unique date ideas that are fun but won’t break the bank, museums are the perfect spot! You won’t be running out of things to say in the conversations.

go to the aquarium

  • gå till akvariet

Going to the aquarium is another good idea if you need topics for conversation, or if you need to impress your lover’s kids! Make sure your date doesn’t have a problem with aquariums.

walk on the beach

  • gå på stranden

This can be a very romantic stroll, especially at night! The sea is often associated with romance and beauty.

have a picnic

  • ha en picknick

If you and your date need to get more comfortable together, this can be a fantastic date. Spending time in nature is soothing and calms the nerves.

cook a meal together

  • laga mat tillsammans

If you want to get an idea of your date’s true character in one go, this is an excellent date! You will quickly see if the two of you can work together in a confined space. If it works, it will be fantastic for the relationship and create a sense of intimacy. If not, you will probably part ways!

have dinner and see a movie

  • äta mat och se en film

This is traditional date choice works perfectly well. Just make sure you and your date like the same kind of movies!

candlelit dinner

  • middag med tända ljus

A candlelit dinner is perhaps best to reserve for when the relationship is getting serious. It’s very intimate, and says: “Romance!” It’s a fantastic choice if you’re sure you and your date are in love with each other!

go to the zoo

  • gå till en djurpark

This is a good choice for shy lovers who want to get the conversation going. Just make sure your date likes zoos, as some people dislike them. Maybe not for the first date, but this is also a great choice if your lover has children - you’ll win his/her adoration for inviting them along!

go for a long walk

  • ta en lång promenad

Need to talk about serious stuff, or just want to relax with your date? Walking together is soothing, and a habit you can keep up together always! Just make sure it’s a beautiful walk that’s not too strenuous.

go to the opera

  • gå på opera

This type of date should only be attempted if both of you love the opera. It can be a special treat, followed by a candlelit dinner!

3. Must-know Valentine’s Day Vocabulary

Expressing your feelings honestly is very important in any relationship all year round. Yet, on Valentine’s Day you really want to shine. Impress your lover this Valentine’s with your excellent vocabulary, and make his/her day! We teach you, in fun, effective ways, the meanings of the words and how to pronounce them. You can also copy the characters and learn how to write ‘I love you’ in Swedish - think how impressed your date will be!

4. Swedish Love Phrases for Valentine’s Day

So, you now have the basic Valentine’s Day vocabulary under your belt. Well done! But, do you know how to say ‘I love you’ in Swedish yet? Or perhaps you are still only friends. So, do you know how to say ‘I like you’ or ‘I have a crush on you’ in Swedish? No? Don’t worry, here are all the love phrases you need to bowl over your Swedish love on this special day!

You mean so much to me.

  • Du betyder så mycket för mig.

This is a beautiful expression of gratitude that will enhance any relationship! It makes the receiver feel appreciated and their efforts recognized.

Will you be my Valentine?

  • Vill du bli min Valentin?

With these words, you are taking your relationship to the next level! Or, if you have been a couple for a while, it shows that you still feel the romance. So, go for it!

You’re so beautiful.

  • Du är så vacker.

If you don’t know how to say ‘You’re pretty’ in Swedish, this is a good substitute, gentlemen!

I think of you as more than a friend.

  • Jag ser dig som mer än en vän.

Say this if you are not yet sure that your romantic feelings are reciprocated. It is also a safe go-to if you’re unsure about the Swedish dating culture.

A hundred hearts would be too few to carry all my love for you.

  • Hundra hjärtan skulle vara för få för att bära all min kärlek till dig.

You romantic you…! When your heart overflows with love, this would be the best phrase to use.

Love is just love. It can never be explained.

  • Kärlek är bara kärlek. Det kan aldrig förklaras.

If you fell in love unexpectedly or inexplicably, this one’s for you.

You’re so handsome.

  • Du är så snygg.

Ladies, this phrase lets your Swedish love know how much you appreciate his looks! Don’t be shy to use it; men like compliments too.

I’ve got a crush on you.

  • Jag är förtjust i dig.

If you like someone, but you’re unsure about starting a relationship, it would be prudent to say this. It simply means that you like someone very, very much and think they’re amazing.

You make me want to be a better man.

  • Du får mig att vilja bli en bättre man.

Gentlemen, don’t claim this phrase as your own! It hails from the movie ‘As Good as it Gets’, but it is sure to make your Swedish girlfriend feel very special. Let her know that she inspires you!

Let all that you do be done in love.

  • Gör allting i kärlek.

We hope.

You are my sunshine, my love.

  • Du är mitt solsken, min älskling.

A compliment that lets your lover know they bring a special quality to your life. Really nice!

Words can’t describe my love for you.

  • Ord kan inte beskriva min kärlek till dig.

Better say this when you’re feeling serious about the relationship! It means that your feelings are very intense.

We were meant to be together.

  • Vi var menade att vara tillsammans.

This is a loving affirmation that shows you see a future together, and that you feel a special bond with your partner.

If you were thinking about someone while reading this, you’re definitely in love.

  • Om du tänkte på någon när du läste detta, är du definitivt kär.

Here’s something fun to tease your lover with. And hope he/she was thinking of you!

I love you.

  • Jag älskar dig.

Saying ‘I love you’ in Swedish carries the same weight as in all languages. Use this only if you’re sure and sincere about your feelings for your partner/friend.

5. Swedish Quotes about Love

You’re a love champ! You and your Swedish lover are getting along fantastically, your dates are awesome, your Valentine’s Day together was spectacular, and you’re very much in love. Good for you! Here are some beautiful phrases of endearment in Swedish that will remind him/her who is in your thoughts all the time.

6. Marriage Proposal Lines

Wow. Your Swedish lover is indeed the love of your life - congratulations! And may only happiness follow the two of you! In most traditions, the man asks the woman to marry; this is also the Swedish custom. Here are a few sincere and romantic lines that will help you to ask your lady-love for her hand in marriage.

7. 15 Most Common Break-Up Lines

Instead of moving towards marriage or a long-term relationship, you find that the spark is not there for you. That is a pity! But even though breaking up is never easy, continuing a bad or unfulfilling relationship would be even harder. Remember to be kind to the person you are going to say goodbye to; respect and sensitivity cost nothing. Here are some phrases to help you break up gently.

  • We need to talk.
    • Vi måste prata.

    This is not really a break-up line, but it is a good conversation opener with a serious tone.

    It’s not you. It’s me.

    • Det är inte du. Det är jag.

    As long as you mean it, this can be a kind thing to say. It means that there’s nothing wrong with your Swedish lover as a person, but that you need something different from a relationship.

    I’m just not ready for this kind of relationship.

    • Jag är bara inte redo för den här typen av relation.

    Things moved a bit fast and got too intense, too soon? Painful as it is, honesty is often the best way to break up with somebody.

    Let’s just be friends.

    • Låt oss bara vara vänner.

    If the relationship was very intense, and you have sent many ‘i love u’ texts in Swedish, this would not be a good breakup line. Feelings need to calm down before you can be friends, if ever. If the relationship has not really developed yet, a friendship would be possible.

    I think we need a break.

    • Jag tror att vi behöver en paus.

    This is again honest, and to the point. No need to play with someone’s emotions by not letting them know how you feel. However, this could imply that you may fall in love with him/her again after a period of time, so use with discretion.

    You deserve better.

    • Du förtjänar bättre.

    Yes, he/she probably deserves a better relationship if your own feelings have cooled down.

    We should start seeing other people.

    • Vi borde börja träffa andra människor.

    This is probably the least gentle break-up phrase, so reserve it for a lover that doesn’t get the message!

    I need my space.

    • Jag behöver mitt utrymme.

    When a person is too clingy or demanding, this would be an suitable break-up phrase. It is another good go-to for that lover who doesn’t get the message!

    I think we’re moving too fast.

    • Jag tycker vi går framåt för fort.

    Say this if you want to keep the relationship, but need to slow down its progress a bit. It is also good if you feel things are getting too intense for your liking. However, it is not really a break-up line, so be careful not to mislead.

    I need to focus on my career.

    • Jag måste fokusera på min karriär.

    If you feel that you will not be able to give 100% in a relationship due to career demands, this is the phrase to use. It’s also good if you are unwilling to give up your career for a relationship.

    I’m not good enough for you.

    • Jag är inte bra nog för dig.

    Say this only if you really believe it, or you’ll end up sounding false. Break-ups are usually hard for the receiving party, so don’t insult him/her with an insincere comment.

    I just don’t love you anymore.

    • Jag bara älskar inte dig längre.

    This harsh line is sometimes the best one to use if you are struggling to get through to a stubborn, clingy lover who won’t accept your break up. Use it as a last resort. Then switch your phone off and block their emails!

    We’re just not right for each other.

    • Vi är bara inte rätt för varandra.

    If this is how you truly feel, you need to say it. Be kind, gentle and polite.

    It’s for the best.

    • Det är för det bästa.

    This phrase is called for if circumstances are difficult and the relationship is not progressing well. Love should enhance one’s life, not burden it!

    We’ve grown apart.

    • Vi har vuxit isär.

    Cross-cultural relationships are often long-distance ones, and it is easy to grow apart over time.

  • 8. Will Falling in Love help you Learn Swedish faster?

    Most people will agree that the above statement is a no-brainer - of course it will! Your body will be flooded with feel-good hormones, which are superb motivators for anything. SwedishPod101 is one of the best portals to help help make this a reality, so don’t hesitate to enroll now! Let’s quickly look at the reasons why falling in love will speed up your learning of the Swedish language.

    Three Reasons Why Having a Lover will Help you Learn Swedish Faster!

    1- Being in a love relationship with your Swedish speaking partner will immerse you in the culture
    SwedishPod101 uses immersive methods and tools to teach you Swedish, but having a relationship with a native speaker will be a very valuable addition to your learning experience! You will gain exposure to their world, realtime and vividly, which will make the language come alive even more for you. The experience is likely to expand your world-view, which should motivate you to learn Swedish even faster.

    2- Having your Swedish romantic partner will mean more opportunity to practice speaking
    Nothing beats continuous practice when learning a new language. Your partner will probably be very willing to assist you in this, as your enhanced Swedish language skills will enhance the relationship. Communication is, after all, one of the most important pillars of a good partnership. Also, you will get to impress your lover with the knowledge gained through your studies - a win/win situation!

    3- A supportive Swedish lover is likely to make a gentle, patient teacher and study aid!
    With his/her heart filled with love and goodwill for you, your Swedish partner is likely to patiently and gently correct your mistakes when you speak. This goes not only for grammar, but also for accent and meaning. With his/her help, you could sound like a native in no time!

    Three Reasons Why SwedishPod101 helps you learn Swedish Even Faster when you’re In Love

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    1- All the Resources and Materials Will Help Both of You
    Falling in love with a man or woman speaking Swedish is an opportunity for both of you to learn a new language! For this reason, every lesson, transcript, vocabulary list, and resource at SwedishPod101 is translated into both English and Swedish. So, while your partner can help you learn Swedish faster, you can potentially also help him/her learn and master English!

    2- Lessons Are Designed to Help You Understand and Engage with Swedish Culture
    At SwedishPod101, our focus is to help our students learn practical vocabulary and phrases used by everyday people in Sweden. This means that, from your very first lesson, you can apply what you learn immediately! So, when your Swedish partner wants to go out to a restaurant, play Pokemon Go, or attend just about any social function, you have the vocabulary and phrases necessary to have a great time!

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    Can You Really Learn Swedish Alone?

    Learning a language on your own or without traditional classroom instruction may seem quite daunting at first. What if you run into questions? How do you stay motivated and on track to achieving goals?

    Don’t worry, not only is it possible to learn Swedish or any language without traditional classroom instruction: SwedishPod101 has created the world’s most advanced and extensive online language learning system. Not only is SwedishPod101 specifically designed to help you with learning a language on your own, it’s actually faster, more convenient, and less expensive than traditional classroom options!

    Let’s look at some of the benefits of learning Swedish or any language alone.

    Also, don’t forget to download your free cheat sheet - How to Improve Your Language Skills too!

    3 Reasons to Learn a Language Alone

    1. Learn at Your Own Pace and On Your Schedule

    In today’s fast-paced world, there just isn’t time for traditional classroom instruction. Between getting to class and studying on some professor or teacher’s schedule, traditional classroom learning is simply impossible to fit in. But when you learn Swedish alone, you can study in bed if you like and whenever suits your schedule best, making it far easier to actually reach your goal of learning and mastering the language.

    2. Learning a Language on Your Own Reduces Stress and Anxiety

    Speaking in front of a class, pop quizzes, and tests are just a few of the stressors you will encounter when you learn a language in a traditional classroom setting. Specifically, these are external stressors that often derail most people’s dream of learning a new language. But when you learn Swedish alone, there are no external stressors. Without the external stress and anxiety, it becomes much easier and more exciting to study Swedish and reach your very own goals—all on your own!

    3. Learning Swedish Alone Helps Improve Cognitive Function and Overall Success

    Learning a language on your own is indeed more challenging in some ways than being taught in a traditional classroom setting. In fact, while classroom instruction requires more rote memorization and following instructions, studying a language on your own requires more problem-solving and higher cognitive function to self-teach lessons and hit goals. So while it’s more challenging and requires higher levels of cognition, teaching yourself a language pays dividends throughout life by better preparing you for social/work opportunities that arise.

    How to Learn a Language on Your Own with SwedishPod101

    1. Access to the World’s Largest Collection of Swedish Audio & Video Lessons

    The best way to learn a language on your own is to study from native speaking instructors. Ideally, you want audio and/or video lessons that teach vocabulary, grammar, and provide actual Swedish conversations and dialogue to help you with pronunciation. SwedishPod101 has hundreds of hours of HD audio and video lessons created by real Swedish instructors and every lesson is presented by professional Swedish actors for perfect pronunciation. Plus, all lessons can be accessed 24/7 via any mobile device with Internet access. And, if you download the PDF versions of each lesson, you can even study without Internet access once the lesson is stored on your device!

    2. “Learning Paths” with Swedish Courses Based Upon Your Exact Needs & Goals

    Although SwedishPod101 has more than thousands of video and audio lessons, you need not review each and every one to learn the language. In fact, SwedishPod101 has developed a feature called “Learning Paths”. You simply tell us your goals and we will identify the best courses and study plan to help you reach them in the shortest time possible. So even though you are technically learning a language on your own, our team is always here to help and make sure you reach your goals FAST!

    3. Advanced Learning Tools Reduce Learning Time and Boost Retention

    When you have the right tools and Swedish learning resources, it’s actually easy to teach yourself a language! In the past 10+ years, SwedishPod101 has developed, tested, and refined more than 20 advanced learning tools to boost retention and reduce learning time, including:

    • Spaced Repetition Flashcards
    • Line-by-Line Dialogue Breakdown
    • Review Quizzes
    • Voice Recording Tools to Help Perfect Pronunciation
    • Teacher Feedback and Comments for Each Lesson
    • Swedish Dictionary with Pronunciation
    • Free PDF Cheat Sheets
    • And Much More!

    Armed with our growing collection of advanced learning tools, it’s truly a breeze to learn Swedish alone and reach your goals!

    Conclusion

    Learning a language on your own is not only possible, it’s actually easier and more beneficial for you than traditional classroom instruction. In fact, when you learn Swedish on your own you can study at your own pace, eliminate stress, and actually increase cognitive function.

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    SwedishPod101 is the world’s most advanced online language learning system and a great resource to help you teach yourself a new language. With the world’s largest collection of HD audio and video lessons, more than 20 advanced learning tools, and customized “Learning Paths”, SwedishPod101 makes learning a new language easier, more convenient, and less expensive than traditional classroom instruction.

    And the best part is: With SwedishPod101, you can study in bed, your car, or wherever you have a few spare minutes of time. Create your Free Lifetime Account now and get a FREE ebook to help “kickstart” your dream of learning a language on your own below!

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    Yes, even beginners can quickly learn conversational Swedish well enough to carry on real conversations with native speakers. Of course, beginners won’t be able to carry a conversation the same way they could in their native language. But, just knowing a few tips like which questions to ask to keep a conversation going are all you need to speak and interact with real native speakers! But before we get to specific suggestions, let’s first take a closer look at how having real Swedish conversations is so vital to your mastery of the language.

    Learning to Carry a Conversation is Vital to Mastery of Any Language

    Communicating with other people is the very point of language and conversation is almost second nature in our native tongue. For beginners or anyone learning a new language, conversations aren’t easy at all and even simple Swedish greetings can be intimidating and awkward.

    However, there are 3 vital reasons why you should learn conversational Swedish as quickly as possible:

    • Avoid Awkward Silences: Nothing kills a conversation faster than long periods of awkward silence, so you need practice and specific strategies to avoid them.
    • Improve the Flow of Conversation to Make a Better Impression: When you know what to say to keep a conversation going, communication becomes much easier and you make a better impression on your listener.
    • Master the Language Faster: Nothing will help you learn to speak Swedish faster and truly master the language than having real conversations with native speakers. Conversations quickly expose you to slang, cultural expressions, and vocabulary that force you to absorb and assimilate information faster than any educational setting—and that’s a great thing!

    But how can you possibly have real conversations with real Swedish people if you are just starting out?

    3 Conversation Strategies for Beginners

    1. Ask Questions to Keep a Conversation Going

    For beginners and even more advanced speakers, the key is to learn to ask questions to keep a conversation going. Of course, they can’t be just random questions or else you may confuse the listener. But, by memorizing a few key questions and the appropriate time to use them, you can easily carry a conversation with minimal vocabulary or experience. And remember, the more Swedish conversations you have, the quicker you will learn and master the language!

    2. Learn Core Vocabulary Terms as Quickly as Possible

    You don’t need to memorize 10,000’s of words to learn conversational Swedish. In fact, with just a couple hundred Swedish words you could have a very basic Swedish conversation. And by learning maybe 1,000-2,000 words, you could carry a conversation with a native speaker about current events, ordering in restaurants, and even getting directions.

    3. Study Videos or Audio Lessons that You Can Play and Replay Again and Again

    If you want to know how to carry a conversation in Swedish, then you need exposure to native speakers—and the more the better. Ideally, studying video or audio lessons is ideal because they provide contextualized learning in your native language and you can play them again and again until mastery.

    SwedishPod101 Makes it Easier and More Convenient Than Ever to Learn Conversational Swedish

    For more than 10 years, SwedishPod101 has been helping students learn to speak Swedish by creating the world’s most advanced online language learning system. Here are just a few of the specific features that will help you learn conversational Swedish fast using our proven system:

    • The Largest Collection of HD Video & Audio Lessons from Real Swedish Instructors: SwedishPod101 instructors have created hundreds of video and audio lessons that you can play again and again. And the best part is: They don’t just teach you Swedish vocabulary and grammar, they are designed to help you learn to speak Swedish and teach you practical everyday topics like shopping, ordering, etc!
    • Pronunciation Tools: Use this feature to record and compare yourself with native speakers to quickly improve your pronunciation and fluency!
    • 2000 Common Swedish Words: Also known as our Core List, these 2,000 words are all you need to learn to speak fluently and carry a conversation with a native speaker!

    In all, more than 20 advanced learning tools help you quickly build vocabulary and learn how to carry a conversation with native speakers—starting with your very first lesson.

    Conclusion

    Although it may seem intimidating for a beginner, the truth is that it is very easy to learn conversational Swedish. By learning a few core vocabulary terms and which questions to ask to keep a conversation going, just a little practice and exposure to real Swedish conversations or lessons is all it really takes. SwedishPod101 has created the world’s largest online collection of video and audio lessons by real instructors plus loads of advanced tools to help you learn to speak Swedish and carry a conversation quickly.

    Act now and we’ll also include a list of the most commonly used questions to keep a conversation going so you can literally get started immediately!

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    Today, classrooms are no longer the only or even best place to learn a new language like Swedish. More and more people are finding that they can easily learn a language just about anywhere they have a few minutes of spare time, including their daily commute to work. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the average American spends over 50 minutes a day commuting to and from work, or over 300 hours a year.

    Rethinking Your Daily Commute to Work

    But rather than simply sitting in traffic and wasting the time, you can instead use your daily commute to literally learn Swedish in just a few short months! SwedishPod101 has developed specialized learning tools that you can use on your commute to work (and home again) to master the language in your spare time. Keep reading to learn how to get your free audiobook to use on your next commute so you can see for yourself how easy it is to transform “dead time” into realizing your dream of learning a new language!

    But before we look at how to transform your commute home into a mini-classroom, let’s take a closer look at 4 reasons why traditional classroom settings just aren’t the best option for most people in today’s fast-paced world.

    • Difficulty Getting to and From Class
    • Learning on Someone Else’s Schedule
    • Very Expensive and May Cost $1,000’s to Complete
    • Can Take Years to Finally Complete Classes and Learn the Language

    The simple truth is that traditional classroom instruction is simply not a viable option for most people in today’s very fast-paced, time-starved world. Now let’s examine how you can learn a language faster, more easily, and at far less expense than traditional classes—all during your commute to work and back home again!

    3 Reasons Your Daily Commute Can Help You Master a Language

    1. The Average Commute Time is More than 300 Hours Per Year

    Between the commute to work and getting back home again, over 6 hours a week is completely wasted and not helping you reach any goals or objectives. But thanks to online language learning platforms with audiobooks and other resources that you can access during your commute, you can easily transform wasted time into tangible progress towards learning a new language. With over 300 hours available annually, your daily commute could provide you with enough time to literally master a new language each and every year!

    2. Increase Your Earning Potential While Commuting to Work

    How would you like to transform all those spare commuting hours each week into more money for a new car, house, or even a dream vacation? According to research, someone making $30,000 per year can boost their annual income by $600 or more per year by learning a second language. Added up over the course of a lifetime, you can boost your total earnings by $70,000 or more while achieving your dream of learning a new language during your daily commute!

    How? From work-at-home translation jobs to working overseas, there are many ways to leverage your second language into more money in your bank account! So instead of wasting your precious time, you can make your commute more productive and profitable and the more languages you learn, the higher your income potential.

    3. Repetition is Key to Mastering a New Language

    Not sure if it’s practical to learn another language while commuting to and from work each day? Well not only is it possible—learning in your car on the way to and from work each day can actually help you learn and master Swedish or any language much faster! The simple truth is that repetition is absolutely vital to truly internalizing and mastering any language. So, if you listen to audiobooks or even audio lessons on your commute to work and then repeat the same lesson on your commute home, the information is more likely to be “locked-in” to your long-term memory!

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    SwedishPod101 has been helping people just like yourself learn and master Swedish in the comfort of their home, during their daily commute, or any place they have a few minutes of spare time. Here are five features provided by SwedishPod101 that make it easy to learn a new language while commuting to and from work:

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    Every single week, SwedishPod101 creates new audio lessons by native speaking instructors. All lessons are short, to the point, and guaranteed to improve your mastery of Swedish.

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    So, you’re heading for Sweden to travel or work. Awesome! You’re in for an amazing adventure! It’s a beautiful country, steeped in a rich culture that may be very unlike your own.

    However, showing respect to the locals is a big deal in every country around the world. A respectful manner and attitude could open doors for you that would otherwise remain mystifyingly closed. Aside from just knowing ‘Thank you’ in Swedish, greeting someone correctly in Swedish could incline a local to treat you more favorably than otherwise! So, the clever thing to do would be to learn Swedish greetings before you embark on your journey. Swedish greetings are different from other languages and probably not what you’d expect. But if learning how to say ‘Hello!’ in Swedish in easy and fun ways is important to you, you’ve come to the right place at SwedishPod101.

    1. Must-Know Swedish Greetings

    Start straight away with this greeting lesson. It’s short, but it packs a punch!

    This short, but powerful lesson teaches you the basic ways to greet someone correctly in Swedish! At SwedishPod101, you will be taught the correct pronunciation and intonation, as well as the correct times to greet in Swedish. And you will have fun!

    Learn Swedish - Swedish in Three Minutes - Greetings - YouTube

    The focus of this lesson is greetings in Swedish

    Topic 1: How to say “Hello” in Swedish

    The most commonly used informal greeting is: Hej! means “hi.” We use it when we meet people. We can use this greeting with anyone. Yet it isn’t the only way to greet someone. We also have Hallå. Which means “Hello.”
    And more time specific greetings like – Goddag! which literally means “good day.” As a rule of thumb we can use Goddag only during the daytime—from morning until evening. During the evening, we say: God kväll! Kväll is Swedish for “evening,” so God kväll means “good evening.” Finally, in the morning we say: God Morgon, which means “good morning.”
    However, instead of Goddag and God kväll it’s much more common to just use Hej. God morgon, on the other hand, is still the most common phrase to use in the morning.
    When saying “goodbye” we say: Hej då! When parting for a long time we often add Ha det bra which means “Be well.” Finally, in Swedish we have an expression meaning “see you soon” that can be considered both formal and informal: Vi ses!

    Language Tip!

    In formal situations, Swedish people commonly greet each other by shaking hands. On the other hand, if we meet someone we are very friendly with, we hug. Swedish people are generally shy and might not take the initiative to hug, but don’t be afraid to do it. It’s always appreciated.

    2. Common Ways to Say Hello in Swedish

    Standing at the airport in a foreign country for the first time can be a somewhat scary experience for anyone, especially if you need assistance. However, don’t worry - at SwedishPod101 we teach you how to quickly get a local’s attention with friendly, correct Swedish greetings! You are more likely to get helped this way.

    Here is our Swedish greetings list of all the general ways to address a person upon meeting. It is tailored for formal and informal situations.

    1- Good morning.

    God morgon.

    ‘Good morning’ in Swedish is acceptable any time between approximately 5:30am and 12:00pm, when the day is still young. And smile - it’s the universal ice-breaker!

    2- Good evening

    God kväll.

    This greeting is one you would use casually when night begins to fall. Address your friends, close family or close acquaintances, and those who are not your superiors, with this phrase.

    3- How are you?

    Hur mår du?

    Show your friendly interest in another person’s well-being by asking this question. This is the casual greeting form that you would use with your friends and family. For the sake of the friendship, it would be good to listen carefully to the answer! It shows caring and selflessness on your part.

    4- How have you been?

    Hur har du haft det?

    This is a good question to ask someone you have not seen for a while. The inference is that some catching-up is needed!

    5- What’s up?

    hur är läget?

    An universally informal and energetic way to greet your friends or equals! Literally, it means ‘What’s going on in your life?’, yet often no answer is expected. It’s just a greeting! Crazy, right?!

    6- Long time no see.

    det var länge sedan

    This phrase means is another greeting comment that means “I have not seen you for a while!” Often, no response is expected, except to reciprocate.

    7- Hey!

    Hallå!

    This is a friendly exclamation to greet your friends or equals with. Reserve its use more for people you see regularly!

    8- Good afternoon.

    Goddag.

    ‘Good afternoon’ in Swedish is an informal greeting and is used during the second part of the day. The appropriate period falls, in most cultures, from 12:00am till sunset.

    9- How’s it going?

    Hur är läget?

    This greeting phrase basically means the same as ‘How are things progressing?’, ‘How are things going in your life?’ or even ‘What’s up?’ Depending on the friendship, a lengthy answer is not always expected.

    10- It’s nice to see you again.

    Det är trevligt att träffa dig igen.

    This friendly, welcoming phrase is best used after greeting someone you have not seen for a while. If you mean it, you will make the person feel special! This is a good thing to say to make someone feel welcome in Swedish.

    11- How’s everything?

    Hur är allt?

    This is a variation of ‘How’s it going?’ Use casually with your equals or close acquaintances.

    12- How’s your day?

    Hur är din dag?

    Ask this when you’re speaking to your Swedish friend during the day. It’s a friendly phrase to start a conversation with.

    13- Yo!

    Yo!

    Yo! is English slang and a universal greeting popular among young men of most nationalities. Rather don’t answer the phone with this, unless you know your caller well!

    14- Hello!

    Hej!

    Suitable for use in most settings, situations and persons, this is an important Swedish greeting to know. Be sure to master this word first at SwedishPod101!

    15- It’s nice to meet you.

    Trevligt att träffas.

    When meeting someone for the first time, this is a polite and friendly way to welcome them. It means you are happy to make their acquaintance.

    3. Why Should You Choose SwedishPod101 To Learn How To Greet In Swedish?

    Online learning systems abound, and it’s not easy to know which one will suit your needs best. This means you have to be careful and select a system with a good reputation, and that has proven longevity. SwedishPod101, which is part of InnovativeLearning.com, ticks all the boxes! With millions of lesson downloads and over a decade of teaching, we can say with confidence that this is one of the best language learning systems on the web. Why is it such an excellent system? Let us count the ways…

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    Friendly native Swedish speakers guide you step-by-step through the process of learning vocabulary, phrases and much more. They demonstrate correct pronunciation and emphasis of the words, so as to ensure that you speak like a native when you’re done! Watching the enthusiastic tutors makes not only for a pleasant and more personal experience - it also allows you to copy mouth and lip movements. It’s like learning from your own Swedish friend in your own home!

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    PC, Android, iPhone, iPad, laptop, even TV - whatever device you prefer! Go online with our FREE app to do your lessons, no matter where you are or which device you are using. All you need is a good internet connection to log on and learn to speak Swedish at your own pace, in your own place!

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    In any language, correct pronunciation is often crucial. The nuances in language require this, or you could find yourself saying things you don’t mean. You will find our Pronunciation Tool invaluable to wrap your mouth around the correct way to greet in Swedish!

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    Do you know any ways to wish someone a ‘Merry Christmas’ in Swedish? SwedishPod101 brings you easy-to-learn translations and the correct pronunciation of Swedish Christmas phrases!

    Swedish Holidays - Christmas Vacation - Jullov - YouTube

    Christmas is the annual commemorative festival of Christ’s birth in the Western Christian Church. It takes place on December 25th and is usually celebrated with much food and fanfare! However, not all cultures celebrate Christmas. In some countries, Christmas is not even a public holiday! However, many countries have adapted Christmas and its religious meaning to tally with their own beliefs, or simply in acknowledgment of the festival’s importance to other cultures. If you want to impress native Swedish speakers with culturally-appropriate Christmas phrases and vocabulary, SwedishPod101 will teach you the most important ways to wish someone a ‘Merry Christmas’ in Swedish!

    Table of Contents

    1. How to Celebrate Christmas in Sweden
    2. Holiday Greetings and Wishes
    3. Must-Know Christmas Day Vocabulary
    4. Twelve Days of Christmas
    5. Top 10 Christmas Characters
    6. How SwedishPod101 Can Help You
    1. How to Celebrate Christmas in Sweden

    In Sweden, people celebrate Christmas Eve instead of Christmas Day. The day all the children – and perhaps adults – yearn for, is December 24th!

    Now, before we get into more detail, do you know the answer to this question?

    Do you know the first thing Santa Claus says when he arrives at a Swedish family’s home on Christmas Eve?

    If you don’t already know, you’ll find out a bit later. Keep reading.

    In Sweden, it is tradition to celebrate Christmas together with family and relatives. It is also common for the whole family to gather around twelve noon to eat Christmas lunch together. Christmas lunch usually consists of rice pudding, or risgrynsgröt, and sandwiches topped with Christmas ham, or julskinka. It’s not uncommon to eat Christmas lunch before gathering the whole family later in the day. Every family has their own traditions!

    After lunch at 3.00 pm, Donald Duck will be shown on Swedish TV. Every Christmas Eve since 1960, the same Donald Duck program has been broadcast on Swedish television, and it has ended up becoming a classic. Each year the program ends up in the top 5 of the most watched television programs of the year. In 2012, 3.9 million people watched it! Please bear in mind that Sweden only has about nine million inhabitants. Pretty awesome, isn’t it?

    After Donald Duck is finished, usually dinner starts to be prepared. On a Swedish Christmas table you can usually find pickled herring, potatoes, sausages, meatballs, Jansson’s Temptation, which is a type of Swedish casserole, salmon and other foods. The food is consumed together with either Christmas beer and Julmust, which is a seasonal soft drink. After dinner everyone will start handing out Christmas presents, or julklappar, to each other, and sometimes Santa Claus will arrive.

    On Christmas Eve, a family member will usually pretend to go and buy a newspaper, arrive back dressed up as Santa Claus, and start to hand out the gifts.

    Now it’s time to answer our quiz question!

    Do you know the first thing Santa Claus says when he arrives at a Swedish family’s home on Christmas Eve?

    He says Ho ho ho! Finns det några snälla barn här? which means “Ho ho ho! Are there any well-behaved children here?” When Santa Claus asks this, usually children respond that they have been behaving well, and will then receive their gifts! Of course they will receive gifts even if they have been naughty…

    2. Holiday Greetings and Wishes for the Holiday Season

    1- Merry Christmas!

    God jul!

    Do you know how to say ‘Merry Christmas’ in Swedish? Learn here how to pronounce it perfectly! ‘Merry’ means to be joyful, to celebrate and generally be in good spirits. So, with this phrase you are wishing someone a joyful, celebratory remembrance of Christ’s birth!

    2- Happy Kwanzaa!

    Glad Kwanzaa!

    Surprise your African-American, or West African native friends with this phrase over the Christmas holidays! Kwanzaa is a seven-day, non-religious celebration, starting on Dec 26th each year. It has its roots in African American modern history, and many people celebrate both Kwanzaa and Christmas!

    3- Have a happy New Year!

    Ha ett gott nytt år!

    In countries where Christmas is not officially celebrated, but a Gregorian calendar is observed, this would be a friendly festive-season wish over New Year.

    4- Happy Hanukkah!

    Glad Chanukka!

    Hanukkah is the beautiful Hebrew festival over November or December each year. It is also called the ‘Festival of Lights’ and is celebrated to commemorate the Jewish freedom of religion.

    5- Have a great winter vacation!

    Ha en bra vinterledighet!

    This is a good phrase to keep handy if someone doesn’t observe any religious festival over the Christmas holidays! However, this will only be applicable in the Northern hemisphere, where it is winter over Christmas.

    6- See you next year!

    Ses nästa år!

    Going away on holiday over Christmas season, or saying goodbye to someone about to leave on vacation? This would be a good way to say goodbye to your friends and family.

    7- Warm wishes!

    Varma lyckönskningar!

    An informal, friendly phrase to write in Swedish Christmas cards, especially for secular friends who prefer to observe Christmas celebrations without the religious symbolism. It conveys the warmth of friendship and friendly wishes associated with this time of year.

    8- Happy holidays!

    Trevlig helg!

    If you forget how to say ‘Merry Christmas!’ in Swedish, this is a safe, generic phrase to use instead.

    9- Enjoy the holidays!

    Njut av semestern!

    After saying ‘Merry Christmas’ in Swedish, this would be a good phrase with which to wish Christmas holiday-goers well! It is also good to use for secular friends who don’t celebrate Christmas but take a holiday at this time of the year.

    10- Best wishes for the New Year!

    Lyckönskningar inför det nya året!

    This is another way of wishing someone well in the New Year if they observe a Gregorian calendar. New Year’s day would then fall on January 1st.

    3. Must-Know Christmas Day Vocabulary
    Learn Swedish Holidays - Christmas Eve - YouTube

    Christmas is associated with many traditions and religious symbols in multiple countries across the world. It originated centuries ago in the West with the birth of Christianity, and the celebrations are often embedded with rich cultural significance. So, by now you know how to say Merry Christmas in Swedish! Next, learn pertinent vocabulary and phrases pertaining to Christmas, as well as how to pronounce them correctly. At SwedishPod101, we make sure you sound like a native speaker!

    1- Christmas

    Jul

    This is the Swedish word for ‘Christmas’. Most happy Christmas wishes in Swedish will include this word!

    2- Snow

    snö

    In most Northern-hemisphere countries, Christmas is synonymous with snow, and for Christmas, the snowman is often dressed as Santa Claus.

    3- Snowflake

    snöflinga

    Snowflakes collectively make up snow. A single snowflake is small, white, light like a feather and icy cold! When put under a microscope, the snowflake reveals itself to have the most beautiful, symmetrical patterns. These patterns have become popular Christmas decorations, especially in Western countries.

    4- Snowman

    snögubbe

    As you guessed - a snowman is only possible to build if it is snowing! What a fun way to spend Christmas day outside.

    5- Turkey

    kalkon

    Roast turkey is the traditional main dish on thousands of lunch tables on Christmas day, mainly in Western countries. What is your favorite Christmas dish?

    6- Wreath

    krans

    Another traditional Western decoration for Christmas, the wreath is an arrangement of flowers, leaves, or stems fastened in a ring. Many families like to hang a Christmas wreath outside on their houses’ front doors.

    7- Reindeer

    ren

    Reindeer are the animals commonly fabled to pull Santa Claus’ sled across the sky! Western Christmas folklore tells of Father Christmas or Santa Claus doing the rounds with his sled, carrying Christmas presents for children, and dropping them into houses through the chimney. But who is Santa Claus?

    8- Santa Claus

    Jultomten

    Santa Claus is a legendary and jolly figure originating in the Western Christian culture. He is known by many names, but is traditionally depicted as a rotund man wearing a red costume with a pointy hat, and sporting a long, snow-white beard!

    9- Elf

    tomtenisse

    An elf is a supernatural creature of folklore with pointy ears, a dainty, humanoid body and a capricious nature. Elves are said to help Santa Claus distribute presents to children over Christmas!

    10- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

    Rudolf med den röda mulen

    ‘Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’ is a Christmas song based on an American children’s story book with the same name. Rudolph is one of Santa’s reindeer. The song became more famous than the book, and can still be heard playing in many shopping malls over Christmas time across the globe!

    11- North Pole

    Nordpolen

    The cold North Pole is where Santa Claus is reputed to live with his reindeer!

    12- Sled

    släde

    A sled is a non-motorised land vehicle used to travel over snow in countries where it snows a lot, and is usually pulled by animals such as horses, dogs or reindeer. This one obviously refers to Santa’s sled! Another word for sled is sleigh or sledge.

    13- Present

    present

    Gift or present giving is synonymous with Christmas Eve and the greatest source of joy for children over this festive time! This tradition signifies that Christ’s birth was a gift to mankind, but not all people who hand out presents over Christmas observe the religious meaning.

    14- Bell

    klocka

    On Christmas Day, or Christmas Eve, many religious celebrants enjoy going to church for a special sermon and Christmas rituals. The start of the sermon is often announced with bells or a bell, if the church has one. For this reason, the sound of ringing bells is often associated with Christmas Day.

    15- Chimney

    skorsten

    The chimney is the entrance Santa Claus uses to deliver children’s presents on Christmas Day, according to folklore! Wonder how the chubby man and his elves stay clean…?!

    16- Fireplace

    öppen spis

    In most countries where it snows, Christmas is synonymous with a fire or burning embers in houses’ fireplaces. Families huddle around its warmth while opening Christmas presents. Also, this is where Santa Claus is reputed to pop out after his journey down the chimney!

    17- Christmas Day

    Juldagen

    This is the official day of commemorative celebration of Christ’s birth, and falls each year on December 25.

    18- Decoration

    dekoration

    Decorations are the colourful trinkets and posters that make their appearance in shops and homes during the Christmas holiday season in many countries! They give the places a celebratory atmosphere in anticipation of the big Christmas celebration. Typical Christmas decorations include colorful photographs and posters, strings of lights, figurines of Santa Claus and the nativity scene, poinsettia flowers, snowflakes and many more.

    19- Stocking

    strumpa

    According to legend, Santa Claus places children’s presents in a red stocking hanging over the fireplace. This has also become a popular decoration, signifying Christmas.

    20- Holly

    järnek

    Holly is a shrub native to the UK, and parts of Europe, Africa and Asia. It is characterised by glossy, spiny-toothed leaves, small, whitish flowers, and red berries. Ironically, its significance for Christmas relates to Christ’s crucifixion and suffering rather than his birth. However, the leaves’ distinctive shape and image have become popular Christmas decorations.

    21- Gingerbread house

    pepparkakshus

    According to legend, the gingerbread house synonymous with Christmas is related to Christ’s birth place, Bethlehem. Bethlehem literally means ‘House of Bread’. Over centuries, it has become a popular treat over Christmas time in many non-religious households as well.

    22- Candy cane

    polkagriskäpp

    According to folklore, Christmas candy canes made their appearance first in Germany in the 16th century. A choir master gave children the candy canes to suck on in church in order to keep them quiet during the Christmas sermon! Apparently, the candy is shaped like a cane in remembrance of the shepherds who were the first to visit the baby Jesus. Today, like gingerbread houses, they are still a popular sweet over the festive season!

    23- Mistletoe

    mistel

    Mistletoe is a parasitic plant that grows on certain trees. In the Middle Ages, it was believed that the mistletoe has magical powers, and could protect a household from evil if hung above a door during December. The belief didn’t last but the habit did, and the mistletoe is another popular Christmas decoration!

    4. Twelve Days of Christmas

    Wow, you’re doing extremely well! You know how to wish someone a Merry Christmas in Swedish, and you learned pertinent vocabulary too! The Twelve Days of Christmas is not very well known in modern times, so, you’re on your way to becoming an expert in Christmas traditions and rituals. Well done!

    The Twelve Days of Christmas, also known as Twelvetide, is a traditional festive period of 12 days dedicated to celebrate the nativity of Christ. Christmas Day is, for many who observe Twelvetide, the first day of this period.

    ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ is also a popular Christmas song about a series of gifts given on each day of Twelvetide. According to experts, these gifts were created as a coded reference to important symbols in the Christian church. Here is a list of those gifts mentioned in the song! Do you recognise them?

    5. Top 10 Christmas Characters in American Culture

    This is fantastic, you know how to explain almost everything about Christmas in Swedish! However, do you know the most popular Christmas characters in American culture? Your knowledge will not be complete without this list.

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    We don’t just say this - we can prove it! Geared to your personal needs and goals, we have several learning paths from which to choose. From Swedish for Absolute Beginners to Advanced Swedish, lessons are designed to meet you where you are, and increase your language abilities in fun, easy and interactive lessons! Mastering a new language has never been this easy or enjoyable.

    We have over a decade of experience and research behind us, and it shows! With thousands of audio and video lessons, detailed PDF lessons and notes, as well as friendly, knowledgeable hosts, SwedishPod101 is simply unbeatable when it comes to learning correct Swedish. Plenty of tools and resources are available when you study with us. New lessons are added every week so material remains fresh and relevant. You also have the option to upgrade and enjoy even more personalised guidance and services. This is a sure way to fast-track your learning!

    So, this Christmas, why don’t you give yourself a present and enroll in SwedishPod101? Or give an enrollment as a present to a loved one. It will be a gift with benefits for a whole lifetime, not just over Christmas!

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    In most cultures, it is custom to express gratitude in some way or another. The dictionary defines gratitude as follows: it is “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness”. Giving a sincere, thankful response to someone’s actions or words is often the ‘glue’ that keeps relationships together. This is true in most societies! Doing so in a foreign country also shows your respect and appreciation for the culture. Words have great power - use these ones sincerely and often!

    3 Ways to Say Thank You in Swedish - YouTube

    Table of Contents

    1. 12 Ways to say ‘Thank you’ in Swedish
    2. Video Lesson: Learn to Say ‘Thank You’ in 3 Minutes
    3. Infographic & Audio Lesson: Survival Phrases - Thank You
    4. Video Lesson: ‘Thank You’ in 31 Languages
    5. How SwedishPod101 Can Help You

    So, how do you say ‘Thank you’ in Swedish? You can learn easily! Below, SwedishPod101 brings you perfect translations and pronunciation as you learn the most common ways Swedish speakers say ‘Thanks’ in various situations.

    1. 12 Ways to say ‘Thank you’ in Swedish

    1- Thank you.

    Tack.

    The magical words that can bring a smile to any face. For one day, truly mean it whenever you say these words, and see how this lifts your spirit too!

    2- That’s very kind of you.

    Det är väldigt snällt av dig.

    This phrase is appropriate when someone clearly goes out of their way to give good service, or to offer you a kindness.

    3- Thanks for your kind words!

    Tack för dina vänliga ord!

    Someone paid you a compliment and made you feel good? That is kind of him/her, so express your gratitude!

    4- Thank you for coming today.

    Tack för att ni kom idag.

    This welcoming phrase should be part of your arsenal if you’re conducting more formal meetings with Swedish speakers. If you’re hosting a party, this is also a good phrase when you greet your Swedish guests!

    5- Thank you for your consideration.

    Tack för din omtanke.

    This is a more formal, almost solemn way to thank someone for their thoughtfulness and sensitivity towards you. It is also suitable to use when a native speaker has to consider something you submit, like a job application, a project or a proposal. You are thanking them, in essence, for time and effort they are about to, or have spent on your submission.

    6- Thanks a lot!

    Tack så mycket!

    This means the same as ‘Thank you’, but with energy and enthusiasm added! It means almost the same as ‘thank you so much’ in Swedish. Use this in an informal setting with your Swedish friends or teachers.

    7- Teachers like you are not easy to find.

    Lärare som du är inte lätt att hitta.

    Some phrases are compliments, which express gratitude by inference. This is one of them. If you’re particularly impressed with your SwedishPod101 teacher, this is an excellent phrase to memorize!

    8- Thank you for spending time with us.

    Tack för att du tillbringar tid med oss.

    Any host at a gathering with Swedish speakers, such as a meeting or a party, should have this under his/her belt! Use it when you’re saying goodbye or busy closing a meeting. It could also be another lovely way to thank your Swedish language teacher for her time.

    9- Thank you for being patient and helping me improve.

    Tack för att du är tålmodig och hjälper mig att bli bättre.

    This phrase is another sure way to melt any formal or informal Swedish teacher’s heart! Teaching is not easy, and often a lot of patience is required from the teacher. Thank him/her for it! It’s also a good phrase to use if you work in Sweden, and want to thank your trainer or employer. You will go a long way towards making yourself a popular employee - gratitude is the most attractive trait in any person!

    10- You’re the best teacher ever!

    Du är den bästa läraren någonsin!

    This is also an enthusiastic way to thank your teacher by means of a compliment. It could just make their day!

    11- Thank you for the gift.

    Tack för presenten.

    This is a good phrase to remember when you’re the lucky recipient of a gift. Show your respect and gratitude with these words.

    12- I have learned so much thanks to you.

    Jag har lärt mig så mycket tack vare dig.

    What a wonderful compliment to give a good teacher! It means they have succeeded in their goal, and you’re thankful for it.

    2. Video Lesson: Learn to Say ‘Thank You’ in 3 Minutes
    Learn Swedish - Swedish in Three Minutes - Swedish Manners - YouTube

    Did you know that the Swedes are some of the most thankful people? They thank people a lot and you will probably receive a smile if you thank someone in Swedish.

    1- Tack.
    When at a store or restaurant the most common way to thank someone is with the short tack. This literally means “thank you.”

    2- Tack Så Mycket.
    A longer way to thank someone would be tack så mycket. You would use this if you get several compliments in a row or when someone has done something you are very grateful for. If you stay with a host family they would be both surprised and be very happy if use the phrase tack så mycket while thanking them for their hospitality. Så mycket means “so much” so you’re actually saying “thanks so much.”

    3- Tackar.
    You could use tackar, equivalent to the English “thanks,” at any time too. It would be appropriate in all situations. There are no words that are taboo in any situation, so don’t be afraid to use tackar or tack.

    Cultural Insights

    Quick Tip 1
    To bring your gratitude to the next level, try this next Survival Phrase. Tack snälla ni means “thank you very much, how kind of you (plural).” This expression implies that you are so grateful that you would do anything in return for what has been done for you.

    Quick Tip 2
    Choosing which thank you to use is an individual choice. Some Swedes always say tack så mycket or tackar rather than tack. Meaning remains the same.

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    At SwedishPod101, we offer you a few ways of saying ‘Thank you’ in Swedish that you have no excuse not knowing, as they’re so simple and easy to learn. The lesson is geared to aid your ‘survival’ in formal and informal situations in Sweden, so don’t wait! You will never have to google ‘How do you say thanks in Swedish’ again…!

    4. ‘Thank You’ in 31 Languages
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    For the global traveler in a hurry, here are 31 ways to say ‘Thank you’! These are the first words you need to learn in any foreign language - it is sure to smooth your way with native speakers by showing your gratitude for services rendered, and your respect for their culture! Learn and know how to correctly say ‘Thank you’ in 31 different languages in this short video.

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    However, you need not stop at ‘Thank you’ in Swedish - why not learn to speak the language?! You have absolutely nothing to lose. Research has shown that learning a new language increases intelligence and combats brain-aging. Also, the ability to communicate with native speakers in their own language is an instant way to make friends and win respect! Or imagine you know how to write ‘Thank you’ to that special Swedish friend after a date…he/she will be so impressed!

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    Most people who learn a foreign language learn it so that they can one day have real life conversations with native speakers. When you start out learning Swedish and crack open your first textbook or listen to your first episode of SwedishPod101, having a real Swedish conversation can feel like a pipe dream.

    But this couldn’t be further from the truth. While it does take a significant amount of time and effort to become fluent in Swedish, having a conversation might not be as far off as you think. In this post we’ll look at three ways you can boost your Swedish conversational skills and start talking to native speakers!

    1) Find native speakers and practice with them

    At home (locally)
    If you don’t live in Sweden it might be hard to meet native Swedish speakers. If you happen to be in a major or international city your chances may be better. Check and see if your city has a general language exchange. Chances are there could be a Swedish speaker there who is learning another language. If you live in Europe it is a lot more likely that you’ll meet someone to practice Swedish with.

    Some cities in Europe (not just Stockholm), even have meetups or clubs solely for the purpose of practicing and learning the Swedish language.

    On the net (internationally)
    Practicing your Swedish in person with a Native speaker is probably the most interesting option for honing your speaking skills, but if you can’t find a Swede where you, live the next best option is to look on the net. Luckily for language learners the past 10 years or so have seen an explosion on online language exchange sites.

    On these websites you can search for someone who is a native speaker of your target language and is learning your native language. A couple language exchanges worth looking at are Wespeke and Hellolingo.

    The idea behind a language exchange is that you meet with them via video or text chat, and half of the time they help you practice your target language (in this case Swedish), and for the other half you help them practice English. Practicing via an online language exchange is a highly effective way to practice your conversational Swedish.

    2) Work on Swedish pronunciation

    Pronunciation is often an overlooked skill when it comes to learning a foreign language. Most people think of a good foreign accent as a luxury rather than a necessity. In some ways I suppose their right. As long as your accent isn’t utterly horrible you will be able to understand and be understood when using Swedish.

    But what most people don’t talk about is how having a good accent boosts your listening and comprehension skills. If you can hear a sound from a foreign language and know how to make it yourself then you’re more likely to understand native speakers when they talk at normal speed, and you’re also more likely to remember any new words or phrases you come across. Having a good Swedish accent means that Swedish no longer sounds foreign. Instead it sounds familiar, maybe even natural.

    Luckily Swedish pronunciation doesn’t give English speakers the same level of difficulty as in languages like Arabic, Russian, or even Mandarin. Swedish is much more closely related to English, so the alphabet and sounds by and large will sound a little more familiar when compared to other languages.

    So how do you go about perfecting your accent? The best way is to break down the Swedish language into its individual sounds. Make note of any sounds that are the same or similar to English and of those that are different. Of the Swedish sounds that are different, spend your time practicing the ones that you find the hardest to say correctly.

    Find a good resource on the Swedish sound system and do your best to mimic mouths of native speaker and follow their tongue placement (these are what essentially make up a foreign accent). Wikipedia as a great article on Swedish phonology with diagrams and native recordings of individual vowel sounds to help you accomplish this.

    After you’re comfortable with the individual sounds of Swedish you can start linking together words and phrases. This is where accent practice starts to really get fun and interesting. Get your hands on some native Swedish audio either from a something like TV show, song, or podcast.

    Play the audio back and listen closely a few times. Take note of how Swedish words blend together in spoken speech. Then do you best to imitate what you hear, trying to match the speaker’s emphasis and intonation(I should point out here that SwedishPod101’s playback feature is perfect for this). Record yourself and compare it to the original recording. Rinse and repeat until you are comfortable with the audio selection and then move on to something more difficult. This how you can breakthrough the accent barrier and really start to make the Swedish language your own.

    3) Learn phrases not just individual words

    Learning grammar and individual words is great, but it’s not the only approach you should take if you want to speak Swedish fluently. In addition to your regular grammar and vocabulary try learning whole Swedish phrases, even if you aren’t totally sure how they work grammatically. Learn phrases that are specific to your needs.

    It’s a good idea to learn phrases that are grouped around a certain setting or subject such as simple greetings or introductions, questions for getting to know someone, or maybe even romantic phrases for dating in Swedish. You can even learn filler phrases which you can use so that you have something to say when well….you don’t know what to say.

    Learning phrases like this will help you become conversational faster. You may not understand what you’re saying literally, but as long as you know the general meaning behind the phrase and know when to use it, you’ll be able to talk like a Swede. Eventually your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary should catch up with the phrases you know.

    Final thoughts

    Learning Swedish should feel like an adventure. There will be plateaus and periods in your learning where it feels like you’re hitting a wall, but being able to speak with native speakers and have real conversations will help you combat language fatigue. After all, talking to someone face to face in a foreign language is one of the main reasons we start learning in the first place!

    So, best wishes on your journey through the Swedish language. I hope you found these tips useful and good luck with your learning!

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    Learn 4 tools and techniques to stop translating in your head and start thinking in Swedish

    Going through Swedish lessons is enough to get by and learn the basics of Swedish, but to truly become fluent you need to be able to think in Swedish. This will allow you to have conversations with ease, read smoothly, and comprehensively understand natives. To do this, you need to go beyond just completing daily or weekly lessons.

    We naturally translate in our heads because it’s viewed as the easiest way to learn the definitions needed when learning a language. This way of learning can actually hinder your skills and fluency later on. If your brain has to make neural connections between the word you’re learning, what it means in your native tongue, and the physical object the connection will not be nearly as strong. When you bypass the original translation between Swedish and your native language then there is a more basic and strong connection between just the Swedish vocabulary word and the tangible object.

    In this blog post, you will learn the 4 important techniques to easily and naturally begin to speculate about the daily occurrences in your life. The best part is all of these techniques are supported and can be achieved through SwedishPod101.com.

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    1. Surround yourself with Swedish

    By surrounding yourself with Swedish constantly you will completely immerse yourself in the language. Without realizing it you’ll be learning pronunciation, sentence structures, grammar, and new vocabulary. You can play music in the background while you’re cooking or have a Swedish radio station on while you study. Immersion is a key factor with this learning process because it is one of the easiest things to do, but very effective. Even if you are not giving the program your full attention you will be learning.

    One great feature of SwedishPod101.com is the endless podcasts that are available to you. You can even download and listen to them on the go. These podcasts are interesting and are perfect for the intention of immersion, they are easy to listen to as background noise and are interesting enough to give your full attention. Many of them contain stories that you follow as you go through the lessons which push you to keep going.

    2. Learn through observation

    Learning through observation is the most natural way to learn. Observation is how we all learned our native languages as infants and it’s a wonder why we stop learning this way. If you have patience and learn through observation then Swedish words will have their own meanings rather than meanings in reference to your native language. Ideally, you should skip the bilingual dictionary and just buy a dictionary in Swedish.

    SwedishPod101.com also offers the materials to learn this way. We have numerous video lessons which present situational usage of each word or phrase instead of just a direct translation. This holds true for many of our videos and how we teach Swedish.

    3. Speak out loud to yourself

    Speaking to yourself in Swedish not only gets you in the mindset of Swedish, but also makes you listen to how you speak. It forces you to correct any errors with pronunciation and makes it easy to spot grammar mistakes. When you speak out loud talk about what you did that day and what you plan to do the next day. Your goal is to be the most comfortable speaking out loud and to easily create sentences. Once you feel comfortable talking to yourself start consciously thinking in your head about your daily activities and what is going on around you throughout the day.

    With SwedishPod101.com you start speaking right away, not only this, but they have you repeat words and conversations after a native Swedish speaker. This makes your pronunciation very accurate! With this help, you are on the fast path to making clear and complex sentences and then actively thinking about your day.

    4. Practice daily

    If you don’t practice daily then your progress will be greatly slowed. Many people are tempted to take the 20-30 minutes they should be practicing a day and practice 120 in one day and skip the other days. This isn’t nearly as effective because everyday you practice you are reinforcing the skills and knowledge you have learned. If you practice all in one day you don’t retain the information because the brain can realistically only focus for 30 minutes at most. If you’re studying for 120 minutes on the same subject little of the information will be absorbed. Studying everyday allows you to review material that you went over previous days and absorb a small amount of information at a time.

    It’s tough to find motivation to study everyday, but SwedishPod101.com can help. It’s easy to stay motivated with SwedishPod101.com because we give you a set learning path, with this path we show how much progress you’ve made. This makes you stick to your goals and keep going!

    Conclusion

    Following the steps and having patience is the hardest part to achieving your goals, it’s not easy learning a new language. You are essentially teaching your brain to categorize the world in a completely new way. Stick with it and you can do it just remember the 4 tools I taught you today! With them, conversations, reading, and understanding will become much easier. The most important thing to remember is to use the tools that SwedishPod101.com provides and you will be on your way to being fluent!

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