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Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Swedish Season 1, Lesson 15 - Where Are You Going? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask where someone is going in Swedish.
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Becky: Here's the informal way to ask 'Where are you going?' in Swedish.
Carl: [Normal] Vart ska du?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'where'
Carl: [Normal] Vart [Slow] Vart
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'are going'
Carl: [Normal] ska [Slow] ska
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'you'
Carl: [Normal] du [Slow] du
Becky: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the informal question meaning 'Where are you going?'
Carl: [Slow] Vart ska du? [Normal] Vart ska du?
Becky: Here's another way to ask, 'Where are you going?' in a slightly different way.
Carl: [Normal] Vart är du på väg?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'where'
Carl: [Normal] vart [Slow] vart
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'are'
Carl: [Normal] är [Slow] är
Becky: Followed by the word meaning 'you'
Carl: [Normal] du [Slow] du
Becky: Last is the phrase meaning 'on way'
Carl: [Normal] på väg [Slow] på väg
Becky: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the formal question meaning 'Where are you going?'
Carl: [Slow] Vart är du på väg? [Normal] Vart är du på väg?
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'I'm going to the supermarket.'
Carl: [Normal] Jag ska till snabbköpet.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Carl: [Normal] jag [Slow] jag
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'am going'
Carl: [Normal] ska [Slow] ska
Becky: Then comes the word meaning 'to'
Carl: [Normal] till [Slow] till
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'supermarket'
Carl: [Normal] snabbköpet [Slow] snabbköpet
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'I'm going to the supermarket.'
Carl: [Slow] Jag ska till snabbköpet. [Normal] Jag ska till snabbköpet.
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'I'm going to work.'
Carl: [Normal] Jag ska till jobbet.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Carl: [Normal] jag [Slow] jag
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'am going'
Carl: [Normal] ska [Slow] ska
Becky: Followed by the word meaning 'to'
Carl: [Normal] till [Slow] till
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'work'
Carl: [Normal] jobbet [Slow] jobbet
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'I'm going to work.'
Carl: [Slow] Jag ska till jobbet. [Normal] Jag ska till jobbet.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Carl: Swedish people are often indirect in their way of talking. For example, instead of directly saying Kan jag följa med? meaning “Can I come with you?,” you should ask Vart ska du? meaning “where are you going?,” and hope that the person you ask invites you instead.

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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Let's practice - Where are you going this weekend?

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Monday at 11:38 pm
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Hej Adolf,

Both of those sentences mean "where are you going?". If you want to be invited you will probably need to be more clear. For example: "Vill du ha sällskap?" (Do you want company?)


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Adolf
Friday at 4:40 pm
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humm ... om jag vill bli inbjuden, ska jag använda "Vart ska du?":open_mouth:

( humm... if I want to be invited, I should use "Vart ska du?" )


om jag bara kolla om jag behöver vänta på någon (eller bryr sig inte bli inbjuden), använd "Vart är du på väg?" är tillräckligt.:innocent:

( if I just check whether I need waiting for someone ( or don't care be invited ), use " Vart är du på väg? " is enough. )