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Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Swedish Season 1, Lesson 17 - Why? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask and answer why in Swedish.
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Becky: Here's the way to ask 'Why are you late?' in Swedish.
Carl: [Normal] Varför är du sen?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'why'
Carl: [Normal] varför [Slow] varför
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'are'
Carl: [Normal] är [Slow] är
Becky: Then comes the word meaning 'you'
Carl: [Normal] du [Slow] du
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'late'
Carl: [Normal] sen [Slow] sen
Becky: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning 'Why are you late?'
Carl: [Slow] Varför är du sen? [Normal] Varför är du sen?
Becky: Here's the way to answer, 'I missed the train.'
Carl: [Normal] Jag missade tåget.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Carl: [Normal] jag [Slow] jag
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'missed'
Carl: [Normal] missade [Slow] missade
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'the train'
Carl: [Normal] tåget [Slow] tåget
Becky: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning 'I missed the train.'
Carl: [Slow] Jag missade tåget. [Normal] Jag missade tåget.
Becky: Here's the way to ask 'Why do you leave so early?'
Carl: [Normal] Varför går du så tidigt?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'why'
Carl: [Normal] varför [Slow] varför
Becky: Next is the phrase meaning 'you walk'
Carl: [Normal] går du [Slow] går du
Becky: Then comes the word meaning 'so'
Carl: [Normal] så [Slow] så
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'early'
Carl: [Normal] tidigt [Slow] tidigt
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'Why do you leave so early?'
Carl: [Slow] Varför går du så tidigt? [Normal] Varför går du så tidigt?
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'To not miss the train.'
Carl: [Normal] För att inte missa tåget.
Becky: First is a phrase meaning 'to not'
Carl: [Normal] för att inte [Slow] för att inte
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'miss'
Carl: [Normal] missa [Slow] missa
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'train'
Carl: [Normal] tåget [Slow] tåget
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'To not miss the train.'
Carl: [Slow] För att inte missa tåget. [Normal] För att inte missa tåget.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Carl: If someone asks Varför?, which means “why?” to everything you say, you can counter with Därför! which roughly means "Because I said so." It's a rude, but effective way to make someone stop asking silly questions, so be sure you use it only with your friends.

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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SwedishPod101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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Listeners! Why are you studying Swedish?

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Monday at 11:46 pm
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Hej Adolf,

Du kan säga "För att jag tycker att det är intressant" eller "För att jag vill skriva en novell på svenska." (You could say "Because I think it's interesting" or "because I want to write a novel in Swedish.") :innocent:


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Friday at 9:42 pm
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hum ... "därför" är en oförskämd :smiling_imp:


Vilket är en artig?:innocent: