How to use adjectives in Swedish

How to use adjectives in Swedish

You want to learn how to use adjectives in Swedish? You've come to the right place! Scroll down and see the short Swedish lessons complete with useful examples. Big, small, happy, sad... we'll teach you all you need to know about Swedish adjectives.

Swedish adjectives

Adjectives are generally used to describe nouns. Adjectives come before the noun in Swedish just like in English.


den unga kvinnan
the young woman
den skona kvinnan
the beautiful woman
den gamla kvinnan
the old woman
den sorgliga kvinnan
the sad woman
den lilla kvinnan
the small woman
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Adjectives are used to describe nouns. To get started, we suggest you learn the three Swedish adjectives stor, liten and gammal (big, small, old). Using the nouns bok, stol and dörr (book, chair, door) which you learned in Step 3, learn to use each adjective with each noun (the big book, the old chair, the small door). You can scroll to the top of this page to see a short lesson about Swedish adjectives including useful examples. After you've learned to use the adjectives stor, liten and gammal with the nouns bok, stol and dörr you can move on to Step 8 (Swedish Verbs).

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