Swedish Phrases Need No Translation

Some Swedish Phrases Need No Translation need no translation because the words similar to English will enable you to understand what is meant.

Use the spelling and/or sound of each word similar to English to help you figure out its meaning.

So from the key words similar to English you should be able to make out the meanings of the other Swedish connecting words that are not similar to English. Use the words similar to English as clues to the meanings of the other Swedish words.

Try to just get the overall meaning of each phrase without trying to translate each unfamiliar Swedish word. Many are like phrases in English that express ideas you have said or heard often before.

The easiest way is to just read them. Or if you see some you might possibly use when you travel to Sweden, you can try to pronounce them, which is not easiest.

Consider each phrase as a puzzle you can probably solve. Have fun with the challenge of it. See how far down the list you can get.

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SWEDISH PHRASES THAT NEED NO TRANSLATION

SWEDISH -- [SAY SWEDISH]

allergisk reaction -- [a-lehr-GIHSK ree-ak-SHOAN]

antiseptisk salva -- [an-tih-SEHP-tihsk sal-va]

checka ut -- [SHEH-ka eut]

en kopp kaffe -- [ehn kohp KA-fer]

en kopp te -- [ehn kohp ‘tea’]

en miljon -- [ehn mihl-YOAN]

flyg nummer -- [flewg neum-mer]

för en dag -- [furr ehn dahg]

för en konferens -- [furr ehn kohn-fehr-ANS ]

för souvenirer -- [furr seu-veh-NEE-rehr]

första klass -- [ehn FURS-ta klas]

halvt kilo -- [halv ‘kilo’]

halvt liter -- [halv ‘liter’]

handikappan toalett -- [HAND-ee-kap-an toa-ah-LEHT]

hotel i Stockholm -- [‘hotel’ ee Stockholm]

information om en sightseeingtur -- [ihn-for-ma-SHOAN om ehn “sightseeing”-teur]

klassisk musik -- [KLAS-sisk meu-SEEK]

klubb med livemusik -- [‘club’ meed ‘live’-meu-SEEK]

klubb med lokal musik -- [‘club’ meed lo-KAHL meu-SEEK]

liftpass för en dag -- [‘lift pass’ furr ehn dahg]

logga in -- [LOH-gah ‘in’]

logga ut -- [LOH-gah eut]

lokal musik -- [lo-KAHL meu-SEEK]

min e-postadress -- [mihn ee-POST-ad-REHS]

min familj -- [mihn fa-MIHL]

mina kreditkort -- [MEE-na kreh-DEET-koart]

över natten -- [UR-vehr NA-tehn]

parkering förbjuden -- [par-KEE-ring ]

per kilometer -- [pair chee-loh-MEE-ter]

rekommendera ett hotel -- [reh-koh-mehn-DEE-ra eht ‘hotel’]

rekommendera ett kafé -- [reh-koh-mehn-DEE-ra eht ‘cafe’]

rekommendera en restaurang -- [reh-koh-mehn-DEE-ra ehn rehs-teu-RANG]

rekommendera en sightseeingtur -- [reh-koh-mehn-DEE-ra ehn “sightseeing”-teur]

snowboard för en dag -- [‘snowboard’ furr ehn dahg]

turist klass -- [tuh-RIHST klas]

under här -- [‘under’ har]

vaginal infektion -- [va-gih-NAHL in-fehk-SHOAN]

vodka med tonic -- [‘vodka’ meed ‘tonic’]

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SWEDISH WORD EQUALS ENGLISH PHRASE

In some cases, one word in Swedish is similar to a two word phrase in English.

For English speakers this produces the problem of pronouncing longer words in Swedish without the usual break between words in English.

SWEDISH -- [SAY SWEDISH]

aluminiumfolie -- [ah-leu-mee-nee-um-foh-lyer]

biffstek -- [BIHF-steek]

businesscentret -- [‘business’-sehn-treht]

bussterminalen -- [BUS-tehr-mih-NAHL-ehn]

e-postadress -- [ee-POST-ad-REHS]

faxnummer -- [‘fax’-NUHM-ehr]

fruktjuice -- [FRUHKT-yoas]

fruktsallad -- [FRUHKT-‘salad’]

hårspray -- [HOAR-‘spray’]

insektbett -- [in-SEKT-beht]

internetkafé -- [in-ter-NET-‘cafe’]

kiwifrukt -- [KEE-vee-fruhkt]

kontaktlins -- [kohn-TAKT-lihns]

kreditkort -- [kreh-DEET-koart]

laktosintolerant -- [lak-TOAS-in-toh-leh-RANT]

livemusik -- [‘live’-meu-SEEK]

mobiltelefonen -- [mo-BEEL-teh-leh-FOA-nen]

parkeringplats -- [par-KEE-ring-plats]

potatissallad -- [poa-TAH-tihs-‘salad’]

potatissoppa -- [poa-TAH-tihs-SOHP-a]

rostbiff -- [‘roast’-bihf]

rumpstek -- [‘RUMP’-steek]

sightseeingtur -- [“sightseeing”-teur]

souvenirbutiken -- [ ‘souvenir’-buh-tee-kehn]

T-benstek -- [‘T’-been-steek]

telefonnummer -- [teh-leh-FOAN-nuhm-ehr]

tennismatchen -- [‘tennis’-mash-chehn]

toalettpapper -- [toh-a-LEHT-pa-pehr]

tomatsoppa -- [toa-MAHT-sohp-a]

turistgrupp -- [teu-RIHST-greupp]

turistinformationen -- [teu-RIHST-ihn-for-ma-SHOAN-ehn]

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FOR AN EASIER VERSION

For an easier version of these phrases -- with English translations -- go to the web page Easiest Swedish Phrases, where these same phrases and more appear along with the English translations to help you understand the Swedish phrases more easily.

FOR A GREATER CHALLENGE

For a greater challenge, go to the web page Easiest Swedish Sentences, where some of these same phrases appear in easy Swedish sentences.

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For an easier version of these phrases -- with English translations -- go to the web page Easiest Swedish Phrases.


For a greater challenge, go to the web page Easiest Swedish Sentences.



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