Introductions and Greetings

Introductions

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

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

Flashcards

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


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Practice

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.

1)
Natt.
ni
2) Bra
. Och du?
Trevligt
3) Talar
Engelska?
heter
4) Vi
senare.
God
5) Hur
du?
morgon
6) Jag
Maja.
tack
7)
att träffas.
talar
8)
heter du?
mår
9) Jag
inte svenska.
Vad
10) God
.
ses

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.

writing

Quiz

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