Swedish Gender

Welcome to the fifth Swedish lesson about gender. This time we will view a list of people, feminine and masculine, followed by grammar rules, finally a list of expressions in Swedish to help you practice your daily phrases.

man
man Audio
man
woman
woman Audio
kvinna
husband
husband Audio
make
wife
wife Audio
hustru
boy
boy Audio
pojke
girl
girl Audio
flicka
father
father Audio
far
mother
mother Audio
mor

Gender Grammar Rules

In general, gender is used to distinguish between male and female, sometimes referred to as masculine and feminine. For example: my son and daughter are students the noun [son] is masculine, while [daughter] is feminine. The following examples use gender in different ways and places to demonstrate their behavior.

Grammar + Rules
Swedish
my son is a student
[masculine + noun]
min son är en student Audio
her daughter is a student
[feminine + noun]
hennes dotter är en student Audio
he has a tall brother
[adjective + masculine]
han har en lång bror Audio
she has a tall sister
[adjective + feminine]
hon har en lång syster Audio
his brothers are young
[plural masculine + adjective]
hans bröder är unga Audio
his sisters are young
[plural feminine + adjective]
hans systrar är unga Audio

The list below will probably provide more clarification. These are family members (males and females). I think it would be wise to memorize them as part of your important vocabulary list.

son
son Audio
son
daughter
daughter Audio
dotter
brother
brother Audio
bror
sister
sister Audio
syster
grandfather
grandfather Audio
farfar/morfar
grandmother
grandmother Audio
farmor/mormor
child
child Audio
barn
children
children Audio
barn

Expressions in Swedish

Now it's time to practice expressions used in daily conversations. If you're a beginner in learning Swedish, then the phrases below are something you would want to know.

English
Swedish
What do you mean?
vad menar du? Audio
I don't understand
jag förstår inte! Audio
I don't know
jag vet inte. Audio
What is that called in Swedish?
vad heter det på svenska? Audio
What is this?
vad är detta? Audio
What does that word mean in English?
vad betyder det ordet på engelska? Audio
Sorry (if you made a mistake)
förlåt     Audio

I hope you enjoyed this lesson about the gender in Swedish. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.

Swedish Plural   Swedish Plural

Swedish Numbers   Swedish Numbers



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