Welcome to the 10th lesson about verbs in Swedish. We will first learn about the present tense, followed by the past tense, and future tense. We will also analyze some grammar rules, and finally practice how to ask for direction in Swedish.
Verbs are used to express an action (I swim) or a state of being (I am). The present tense in Swedish conveys a situation or event in the present time. Here are some examples:
|I speak English||jag talar engelska|
|you speak French||du talar franska|
|he speaks German||han talar tyska|
|she speaks Italian||hon talar italienska|
|we speak Arabic||vi talar arabiska|
|they speak Chinese||de talar kinesiska|
The past tense in Swedish conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:
|I visited France||jag besökte frankrike|
|you visited Italy||du besökte italien|
|he visited Morocco||han besökte marocko|
|she visited China||hon besökte kina|
|we visited Mexico||vi besökte mexiko|
|they visited Kenya||de besökte kenya|
The future tense in Swedish conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:
Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.
Travel Phrases in Swedish
Imagine yourself in some Swedish speaking country. The following travel phrases are highly important and can help you avoid misunderstanding. Try to memorize them and practice!
|Can you help me?||kan du hjälpa mig?|
|Can I help you?||kan jag hjälpa dig?|
|Where is the airport?||var är flygplatsen?|
|Go straight||gå rakt fram|
|Turn left||sväng vänster|
|Turn right||sväng höger|
I hope this lesson about the verbs in Swedish was not hard for you. If you have any question about this lesson please contact me here. Now it's time to check the next lesson below.
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