Introductions and Greetings


In this lesson you'll learn how to greet people and introduce yourself to others in the Swedish language. Learning these phrases is a very good start to being able to converse in Swedish.

Online flashcards and a quiz are included at the end of the lesson to help you learn these useful Swedish phrases.

For help with learning how to pronounce Swedish, have a look at the Swedish Pronunciation lesson.


Swedish Phrases

Sound Hallå. Hello.
Sound Hej. Hi.
Sound Adjö. Goodbye.
Sound Hej då. Bye.
Sound God morgon. Good morning.
Sound God kväll. Good evening.
Sound God natt. Good night.
Sound Vad heter du? What is your name?
Sound Jag heter ___. My name is ___.
Sound Mitt namn är ___. My name is ___.
Sound Trevligt att träffas. Nice to meet you.
Sound Det här är min vän. This is my friend.
Sound Det här är min man. This is my husband.
Sound Det här är min fru. This is my wife.
Sound Kom och hälsa oss på igen. Come and see us again.
Sound Hur mår du? How are you?
Sound Bra tack. (Och du?) (I'm) good, thanks. (And you?)
Sound Vad händer? What's up? / What's happening?
Sound Vad görs? What's up?
Sound Talar ni engelska? Do you speak English?
Sound Jag talar inte svenska. I can't speak Swedish.
Sound Vi ses senare. See you later.
Sound Vi ses snart! See you soon!
Sound Var bor du? Where do you live?
Sound Jag bor i ___. I live in ___.
Sound Var är du ifrån? Where are you from?
Sound Jag är från ___. I'm from ___.


Here are some flashcards to help you learn Swedish phrases to use when greeting people and introducing yourself to others.


The best way to learn a language is to practice speaking, writing, and thinking in the language you want to learn. In the practice sections of the lessons, you'll have the opportunity to practice writing in Swedish.

Swedish Phrases

Drag the Swedish word on the right to the matching phrase on the left.

2) Bra
. Och du?
3) Talar
4) Vi
5) Hur
6) Jag
att träffas.
heter du?
9) Jag
inte svenska.
10) God

Practice Writing

Practice writing short conversations based on the phrases included in this lesson. Keep the conversations simple at first. When you come back to this lesson for review, try and expand the conversations you write. If you speak the conversations you write out loud, it will help you memorize these phrases. If you have friends who know Swedish, or are also trying to learn it, practices speaking these phrases with them.

Here is a text area where you can practice writing Swedish.



Here is a quiz to help you learn the Swedish phrases for greetings and introductions. Select the Start button to begin.