Swedish Verbs

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:

Present Tense
Swedish
I speak English
jag talar engelska Audio
you speak French
du talar franska Audio
he speaks German
han talar tyska Audio
she speaks Italian
hon talar italienska Audio
we speak Arabic
vi talar arabiska Audio
they speak Chinese
de talar kinesiska Audio

The past tense in Swedish conveys a situation or event in the past time. Here are some examples:

Past Tense
Swedish
I visited France
jag besökte frankrike Audio
you visited Italy
du besökte italien Audio
he visited Morocco
han besökte marocko Audio
she visited China
hon besökte kina Audio
we visited Mexico
vi besökte mexiko Audio
they visited Kenya
de besökte kenya Audio

The future tense in Swedish conveys a situation or event which is anticipated to happen in the future. Here are some examples:

Future Tense
Swedish
I will drink milk
jag ska dricka mjölk Audio
you will drink coffee
du ska dricka kaffe Audio
he will drink tea
han ska dricka te Audio
she will drink water
hon ska dricka vatten Audio
we will drink apple juice
vi ska dricka äppeljuice Audio
they will drink tea
de ska dricka te Audio

Now let's take a break and refresh our vocabulary by learning the body parts.

ear
ear Audio
öra
eye
eye Audio
öga
mouth
mouth Audio
mun
nose
nose Audio
näsa
hair
hair Audio
hår
face
face Audio
ansikte
head
head Audio
huvud
heart
heart Audio
hjärta
hand
hand Audio
hand
fingers
fingers Audio
fingrar
leg
leg Audio
ben
feet
feet Audio
fötter

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!

English
Swedish
Can you help me?
kan du hjälpa mig? Audio
Can I help you?
kan jag hjälpa dig? Audio
Where is the airport?
var är flygplatsen? Audio
Go straight
gå rakt fram Audio
Then
sedan Audio
Turn left
sväng vänster Audio
Turn right
sväng höger Audio

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.

Swedish Vocabulary   Swedish Vocabulary

Swedish Audio   Swedish Audio



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