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Paste from Google Docs in hereBecky: Welcome to 3-Minute Swedish Season 1, Lesson 13 - Who Is It? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask who it is in Swedish.
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Becky: Here's the way to ask 'Who is it?' in Swedish.
Carl: [Normal] Vem är det?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'who'
Carl: [Normal] vem [Slow] vem
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'is'
Carl: [Normal] är [Slow] är
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'it'
Carl: [Normal] det [Slow] det
Becky: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning 'Who is it?'
Carl: [Slow] Vem är det? [Normal] Vem är det?
Becky: Now, here's the way to ask, 'Who is that?'
Carl: [Normal] Vem är det där?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'who'
Carl: [Normal] vem [Slow] vem
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'is'
Carl: [Normal] är [Slow] är
Becky: Last is the phrase meaning 'that there'
Carl: [Normal] det där [Slow] det där
Becky: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning 'Who is that?'
Carl: [Slow] Vem är det där? [Normal] Vem är det där?
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'It's me.'
Carl: [Normal] Det är jag.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'It'
Carl: [Normal] Det [Slow] Det
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'is'
Carl: [Normal] är [Slow] är
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'me'
Carl: [Normal] jag [Slow] jag
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'It's me.'
Carl: [Slow] Det är jag. [Normal] Det är jag.
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'That is my friend.'
Carl: [Normal] Det är min vän
Becky: First is a word meaning 'that'
Carl: [Normal] det [Slow] det
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'is'
Carl: [Normal] är [Slow] är
Becky: Followed by the word meaning 'my'
Carl: [Normal] min [Slow] min
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'friend'
Carl: [Normal] vän [Slow] vän
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'That is my friend.'
Carl: [Slow] Det är min vän [Normal] Det är min vän
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Carl: If someone you didn't expect is knocking at your door, the common question to ask before opening the door in Swedish is Vem är det? This literally means "Who is it?"

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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