Learning Swedish (Present Tense )

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This 13th lesson deals with the present tense in Swedish. In addition I included a vocabulary list about survival and emergencies. I will try to give examples using both vocabulary and grammar. That way it will be easy for you to see the words when they are separate and when they are in a sentence. Going through the whole page should take about 30 min. Make sure to read the pronunciation and hear the audio as well. If you have any question about this course, Contact us from the page Swedish Classes.


The present is one of the 3 tenses (past, present, and future) we will be discussing in the next 3 lessons. So it is recommended not to skip any of them because they are all related.

Below is a list of 15 sentences conjugated into the present tense. I focused on the examples you might come across or use very often. The table contains 3 columns (English, Swedish, and Audio). Make sure you repeat each word after hearing it by either clicking on the audio button or by reading the pronunciation. That should help with memorization as well as improving your pronunciation.

Present Tense in Swedish

Present Swedish Audio
I see you Jag ser dig
I write with a pen Jag skriver med en penna
You love apples Du älskar äpplen
You give money Du ger pengar
You play tennis Du spelar tennis
He reads a book Han läser en bok
He understands me Han förstår mig
She has a cat Hon har en katt
She knows my friend Hon känner min vän
We want to learn Vi vill lära oss
We think Spanish is easy Vi tycker att spanska är enkelt
You (plural) work here Ni jobbar här
You (plural) speak French Ni talar franska
They drive a car De kör en bil
They smile De ler


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Survival Expressions

Below is a list of 28 words related to survival expressions such as emergencies, and calling for help. If you can memorize them by heart, you will be able to communicate better when in distress or when providing help to someone else who is in need.

Survival Expressions in Swedish

Accident olycka
Allergy allergi
Ambulance ambulans
Asthma astma
Danger fara
Doctor läkare
Headache huvudvärk
Heart attack Hjärtinfarkt
Help me hjälp mig
Hospital sjukhus
Medicines läkemedel
Pharmacy apotek
Poison gift
Police polis
Stomach ache ont i magen
Stroke Hjärnblödning


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Daily Conversation in Swedish

Finally, here are some common sentences to strengthen your conversation skills. For a complete list of commonly used sentences, please visit our Swedish Phrases page. Enjoy!

Common Expressions in Swedish

Are you okay? Mår du bra?
Call a doctor! Kalla på en läkare!
Call the ambulance! ring en ambulans!
Call the police! ring polisen!
Calm down! Lugna ner dig!
Fire! Eld!
I feel sick jag mår illa
It hurts here det gör ont här
It’s urgent! Det är akut!
Stop! Stanna!
Thief! Tjuv!
Where is the closest pharmacy? Var finns närmaste apotek?
You look beautiful! (to a woman) Du är vacker
You have a beautiful name Du har ett vackert namn
This is my wife Det här är min fru
This is my husband Det här är min man

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Congratulations! You finished your 13th lesson in Swedish about the present tense, and survival expressions. Are you ready for the next lesson? We recommend Swedish Lesson 14. You can also simply click on one of the links below or go back to our Learn Swedish homepage.

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