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Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Swedish Season 1, Lesson 12 - Asking What Someone is Doing. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask and answer the question ‘What are you doing?’ in Swedish.
Body
Becky: Here's the way to ask 'What are you doing?' in Swedish.
Carl: [Normal] Vad gör du?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'what'
Carl: [Normal] vad [Slow] vad
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'do'
Carl: [Normal] gör [Slow] gör
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'you'
Carl: [Normal] du [Slow] du
Becky: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning 'What are you doing?'
Carl: [Slow] Vad gör du? [Normal] Vad gör du?
Becky: Here's how to ask, 'What are you up to?' in a slightly different way.
Carl: [Normal] Vad håller du på med?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'what'
Carl: [Normal] vad [Slow] vad
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'hold'
Carl: [Normal] håller [Slow] håller
Becky: Then comes the word meaning 'you'
Carl: [Normal] du [Slow] du
Becky: Followed by the word meaning 'on'
Carl: [Normal] på [Slow] på
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'with'
Carl: [Normal] med [Slow] med
Becky: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning 'What are you up to?'
Carl: [Slow] Vad håller du på med? [Normal] Vad håller du på med?
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'I am studying.'
Carl: [Normal] Jag studerar.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Carl: [Normal] jag [Slow] jag
Becky: And last is the word meaning 'am studying'
Carl: [Normal] studerar [Slow] studerar
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'I am studying.'
Carl: [Slow] Jag studerar. [Normal] Jag studerar.
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'I'm doing nothing special.'
Carl: [Normal] Jag gör inget speciellt.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Carl: [Normal] jag [Slow] jag
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'do'
Carl: [Normal] gör [Slow] gör
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'nothing special'
Carl: [Normal] inget speciellt [Slow] inget speciellt
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'I'm doing nothing special.'
Carl: [Slow] Jag gör inget speciellt. [Normal] Jag gör inget speciellt.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Carl: Hej, vad gör du? meaning “Hi, what are you doing?,” is a great conversation starter if you don't know how to start talking to someone. Try using it; you'll soon find that Swedish people are much more talkative than their first impression may lead you to believe.

Outro

Becky: And that’s all for this lesson. Don’t forget to check out the lesson notes, and we’ll see you in the next lesson!

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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What are you doing while listening to this lesson?

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Monday at 11:32 pm
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Hej Adolf,

Jaha, där ser man. Det var oväntat haha. (Well, there you go. That was unexpected, haha.) :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


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Kontrollera något om "Den 75th världs science fiction-kongress" i deras hemsida:sweat_smile:

( Check something about "The 75th world science fiction convention" in their webpage )