Now let’s learn some basic Swedish conversation. This lesson will teach you how to introduce yourself, as well as simple words and phrases like yes, no, excuse me and I don’t understand. Learn these and you’ll be ready to conduct short conversations in Swedish.

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

Basic Swedish words & phrases: conversations

How to Introduce Yourself in Swedish

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Basic conversation

please / you’re welcome
you’re very welcome
det var så lite så
thank you
thank you very much
tack så mycket
Excuse me!
Ursäkta mig!


I understand.
Jag förstår.
I don’t understand.
Jag förstår inte
Hello? (on the phone) / I beg your pardon?
What does that mean?
Vad betyder det?
I don’t know.
Jag vet inte.
I don’t speak Polish.
Jag talar in polska.
I speak a little Polish.
Jag talar lite polska.
Do you speak English? (informal)
Pratar du engelska?
Do you speak English? (formal)
Talar du engelska?
Yes, I do speak English.
Ja, jag talar engelska.
No, I don’t speak English.
Nej, jag talar inte engelska.

Making acquaintances

Please talk more slowly!
Var god tala långsammare!
Nice to meet you!
Trevligt att träffas!
How are you?
Hur mår du?
Good, thank you!
Bra, tack!
I’m well, thanks!
Jag mår bra, tack!
Not bad, thanks!
Rätt så bra, tack!
very bad
väldigt dåligt
What’s your name?
Vad heter du?
My name is [...].
Mitt namn är […].
What’s your first name?
Vad är ditt förnamn?
My first name is [...]
Mitt förnamn är […].
How old are you?
Hur gammal är du?
I’m [...] years old.
Jag är […] gammal.
What are your hobbies?
Vad had du för hobbys?
What do you like doing?
Vad gillar du att göra?
What are you doing (at the moment)?
Vad gör du (för tillfället)?
Where do you live?
Vart bor du?
I live in [...].
Jag bor i […].
I’m from England
Jag är från England.
I’m English
Jag är engelsk.

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