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Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Swedish Season 1, Lesson 16 - Asking Directions. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask and understand basic directions in Swedish.
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Becky: Here's the way to ask 'Where is the station?' in Swedish.
Carl: [Normal] Vart ligger stationen?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'where '
Carl: [Normal] vart [Slow] vart
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'is'
Carl: [Normal] ligger [Slow] ligger
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'the station'
Carl: [Normal] stationen [Slow] stationen
Becky: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning 'Where is the station?'
Carl: [Slow] Vart ligger stationen? [Normal] Vart ligger stationen?
Becky: Here's the way to answer, 'Go straight.'
Carl: [Normal] Gå rakt fram.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'go'
Carl: [Normal] gå [Slow] gå
Becky: Last is the phrase meaning 'straight ahead'
Carl: [Normal] rakt fram [Slow] rakt fram
Becky: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning 'Go straight.'
Carl: [Slow] Gå rakt fram. [Normal] Gå rakt fram.
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'Turn right.'
Carl: [Normal] Sväng höger.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'turn'
Carl: [Normal] sväng [Slow] sväng
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'right'
Carl: [Normal] höger [Slow] höger
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'Turn right.'
Carl: [Slow] Sväng höger. [Normal] Sväng höger.
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'Turn left.'
Carl: [Normal] Sväng vänster.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'turn'
Carl: [Normal] sväng [Slow] sväng
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'left'
Carl: [Normal] vänster [Slow] vänster
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'Turn left.'
Carl: [Slow] Sväng vänster. [Normal] Sväng vänster.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Carl: Swedish people are generally very polite. If you are lost, just ask any Swede on the street and he or she will surely help you find your way.

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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Hej Viktor,

Haha, you are right! 😆


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Viktor
Wednesday at 10:43 pm
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Där.

Happens that is brings more benefits than if person starts to describe how to go and where to turn =)