How to form simple sentences in Swedish

How to form simple sentences in Swedish

You want to learn how to form simple sentences in Swedish? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Swedish lessons complete with useful examples. The house is big, the book is old... we make forming simple Swedish sentences easy.

Simple Swedish sentences

In a typical sentence in Swedish which uses the verb 'to be', the verb is placed between the subject and the attribute as in English. The verb 'to be' is 'är' in both the singular and the plural.


Kvinnan är gammal.
The woman is old.
Kvinnan är stark.
The woman is strong.
Kvinnan är ledsen.
The woman is sad.
Kvinnan är vacker.
The woman is beautiful.
Kvinnan är ung.
The woman is young.
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Swedish is spoken by 9 million people in Sweden and parts of Finland. If you are planning on doing some travelling, learning Swedish would be a great way to make the most of your trip.

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Basic words and phrases in Swedish

Learn to get by in Swedish with these useful words and phrases. The phrases below will help you to greet people in Swedish, introduce yourself in Swedish and even hold a conversation in Swedish after you have met someone.

det här barnet
this child
den här pojken
this boy
detta hus
this house
den här dörren
this door
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Step 10 : Simple sentences in Swedish

You've already learned so much in steps 1 to 9 and we'd like to help you learn even more with this bonus step. Learn the phrases Den här är en bok, Den här är en stol and Den här är en dörr (This is a book, This is a chair, This is a door). Then learn the phrases Dörren är stor and Dörren är liten (The door is big, The door is small). And then learn the phrases Dörrarna är stora and Dörrarna är små (The doors are big, The doors are small). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about simple Swedish sentences including useful examples. Take everything you have learned so far and then teach yourself just a few new words each week. In this way, you'll soon be able to say 100's, if not 1000's of short phrases in Swedish. Give it a try yourself!

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