Swedish Vocabulary

The Swedish vocabulary is the backbone for learning. Below we picked 70% of the most commonly used words. Therefore memorizing them will give you a 70% boost in the language. This is the smarter way of online learning. Learn only what you need. We start with commonly used numbers.

One: ett  Audio Two: två  Audio Three: tre  Audio
Four: fyra  Audio Five: fem  Audio Six: sex  Audio
Seven: sju  Audio Eight: åtta  Audio Nine: nio  Audio
Ten: tio  Audio First: första  Audio Second: andra  Audio

Time Expressions

Days of the week and time expressions:

Monday: måndag  Audio Tuesday: tisdag  Audio Wednesday: onsdag  Audio
Thursday: torsdag  Audio Friday: fredag  Audio Saturday: lördag  Audio
Sunday: söndag  Audio Now: nu  Audio Yesterday: i går  Audio
Today: i dag  Audio Tonight: i kväll  Audio Tomorrow: i morgon  Audio


Most popular fruits and vegetables:

Fruits: frukter  Audio Apples: äpplen  Audio
Bananas: bananer  Audio Tomatoes: tomater  Audio
Potatoes: potatisar  Audio Onions: lökar  Audio

Colors that we think are very important to remember:

Red: röd  Audio Green: grön  Audio Blue: blå  Audio
White: vit  Audio Black: svart  Audio Grey: grå  Audio

Some words related to food:

Breakfast: frukost  Audio Lunch: lunch  Audio
Dinner: middag  Audio Milk: mjölk  Audio
Coffee: kaffe  Audio Bread: bröd  Audio


Weather terms and sensations:

Sunny: soligt  Audio Windy: blåsigt  Audio Rainy: regnar  Audio
Snowy: snöar  Audio Cold: kallt  Audio Hot: hett  Audio

Words related to family and relatives:

Boy: pojke  Audio Girl: flicka  Audio
Son: son  Audio Daughter: dotter  Audio
Brother: bror  Audio Sister: syster  Audio
Man: man  Audio Woman: kvinna  Audio
Father: far  Audio Mother: mor  Audio
Grandfather: farfar/morfar  Audio Grandmother: farmor/mormor  Audio

Locations in the house which are talked about more during the day:

House: hus  Audio Toilet: toalett  Audio Room: rum  Audio
Bedroom: sovrum  Audio Kitchen: kök  Audio Table: bord  Audio

Animals and pets popular to everyone:

Cat: katt  Audio Dog: hund  Audio Mouse: mus  Audio
Bird: fågel  Audio Cow: ko  Audio Horse: häst  Audio

The clothes most worn by most people:

Socks: strumpor  Audio Shoes: skor  Audio Trousers: byxor  Audio
Shirt: skjorta/tröja  Audio Sweater: tröja  Audio Coat: rock/kappa  Audio

Most popular languages in the world:

English: engelska  Audio French: franska  Audio German: tyska  Audio
Spanish: spanska  Audio Italian: italienska  Audio Portuguese: portugisiska  Audio
Greek: grekiska  Audio Russian: ryska  Audio Arabic: arabiska  Audio
Hindi: hindi  Audio Chinese: kinesiska  Audio Japanese: japanska  Audio


Travel Vocabulary

Most popular terms when traveling:

Taxi: taxi  Audio Bus: buss  Audio
Hotel: hotell  Audio Reservation: bokning  Audio
Airport: flygplats  Audio Passport: pass  Audio

Words you can use in class or talking about school:

Student: elev, student  Audio Teacher: lärare  Audio Pen: penna  Audio
Books: böcker  Audio Page: sida  Audio Dictionary: ordbok  Audio

Body parts which are talked about more often:

Hand: hand  Audio Feet: fötter  Audio Hair: hår  Audio
Eye: öga  Audio Mouth: mun  Audio Nose: näsa  Audio

Emergency vocabulary to ask for help or offer help when needed:

Ambulance: ambulans  Audio Doctor: läkare  Audio
Hospital: sjukhus  Audio Pharmacy: apotek  Audio
Police: polis  Audio Stomach Ache: ont i magen  Audio

As you can see, this Swedish vocabulary is something you will need every day. You can use our Vocabulary Trainer to help you memorize these words.

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Did you know? People use only a small amount of their vocabulary on a daily basis. The rest of the words are either unused or not used often.