Basic Swedish Verbs

Basic Swedish Verbs 2017-03-20T16:48:50+00:00

Verbs describe movement or action. You’ll need them whenever you want to talk about what you, somebody or something else does, did or wants to do. Essential stuff. Memorize the verbs below and you’ll be well equipped for most basic Swedish conversations.

This lesson is part of the chapter “Learning Swedish“.

Basic Words & Phrases: Verbs

Important verbs

EnglishSwedishPronunciation
(Audio)
(to) be
vara
(to) have
ha
(to) do / (to) make
göra
can / (to) know how to
kan
(to) know (how)
veta
(to) know / (to) be acquainted with
känna
(to) understand
förstå
(to) speak / (to) talk
prata
(to) listen to
lyssna på
(to) hear
höra
(to) see
se
(to) feel
känna
(to) live
leva
(to) want
vilja
(to) need
behöva
(to) like
gilla
(to) love
älska
(to) give
ge
(to) take
ta
(to) play
leka
(to) laugh
skratta
(to) come
komma
(to) go
(to) go by […] (e.g. by car)
(to) write
skriva
(to) read
läsa
(to) count
räkna
(to) pronounce
uttala
(to) spell
stava
(to) conjugate
konjugera
(to) remember
komma ihåg
(to) forget
glömma
(to) eat
äta
(to) try
försök
(to) use
använda
(to) open
öppna
(to) close
stänga
(to) greet / (to) welcome
hälsa
(to) begin
börja
(to) end
sluta

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