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Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Swedish Season 1, Lesson 23 - Asking for the Bill. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask for the bill and check the change in Swedish.
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Becky: Here's the way to ask 'Can you bring the bill, please?' in Swedish.
Carl: [Normal] Kan jag få notan, tack?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'can'
Carl: [Normal] kan [Slow] kan
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'I'
Carl: [Normal] jag [Slow] jag
Becky: Then comes the word meaning 'get'
Carl: [Normal] få [Slow] få
Becky: Followed by the word meaning 'bill'
Carl: [Normal] notan [Slow] notan
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'thanks'
Carl: [Normal] tack [Slow] tack
Becky: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning 'Can you bring the bill, please?'
Carl: [Slow] Kan jag få notan, tack? [Normal] Kan jag få notan, tack?
Becky: Ok, now let's take a look at the way to say 'Where can I pay the bill?'
Carl: [Normal] Var kan jag betala notan?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'where'
Carl: [Normal] var [Slow] var
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'can'
Carl: [Normal] kan [Slow] kan
Becky: Then comes the word meaning 'I'
Carl: [Normal] jag [Slow] jag
Becky: Followed by the word meaning 'pay'
Carl: [Normal] betala [Slow] betala
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'bill'
Carl: [Normal] notan [Slow] notan
Becky: Note again the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning 'Where can I pay the bill?'
Carl: [Slow] Var kan jag betala notan? [Normal] Var kan jag betala notan?
Becky: Here's a sentence meaning 'Excuse me, but I've got the wrong change.'
Carl: [Normal] Ursäkta mig, men jag har fått fel växel.
Becky: First is a phrase meaning 'excuse me'
Carl: [Normal] ursäkta mig [Slow] ursäkta mig
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'but'
Carl: [Normal] men [Slow] men
Becky: Then comes the phrase meaning 'I have got'
Carl: [Normal] jag har fått [Slow] jag har fått
Becky: Followed by the word meaning 'wrong'
Carl: [Normal] fel [Slow] fel
Becky: And last is the word meaning 'change'
Carl: [Normal] växel [Slow] växel
Becky: Listen again to the response, 'Excuse me, but I've got the wrong change.'
Carl: [Slow] Ursäkta mig, men jag har fått fel växel. [Normal] Ursäkta mig, men jag har fått fel växel.
Becky: Here's a sentence meaning, 'Keep the change.'
Carl: [Normal] Behåll växeln.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'keep'
Carl: [Normal] behåll [Slow] behåll
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'change'
Carl: [Normal] växeln [Slow] växeln
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'Keep the change.'
Carl: [Slow] Behåll växeln. [Normal] Behåll växeln.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Carl: Though it's not mandatory to tip at restaurants in Sweden, it is recommended that you leave some extra money to show appreciation for the service.

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! What would you say if someone gave you the wrong change?

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Monday at 11:55 pm
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Hej Adolf,

"Ursäkta mig, jag tror inte det här är min nota." (Excuse me, I don't think this is my bill.) We use the word "nota" when speaking about the bill at a restaurant.:innocent:


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Adolf
Saturday at 7:37 pm
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Ursäkta mig, jag tror inte min räkning:grin:

( Excuse me, I think this not my bill )


Jag beställer bara en efterrätt , men detta som foder en stor best...:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

( I just order a dessert, but this like feed a huge beast )