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Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Swedish Season 1, Lesson 4 - Asking How Someone Is In this lesson, you’ll learn how to ask and answer the question ‘How are you?’ in Swedish.
Body
Becky: Here's the way to ask 'How are you?' in Swedish.
Carl: [Normal] Hur mår du?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'how'
Carl: [Normal] hur [Slow] hur
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'are'
Carl: [Normal] mår [Slow] mår
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'you'
Carl: [Normal] du [Slow] du
Becky: Note the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning 'How are you?'
Carl: [Slow] Hur mår du? [Normal] Hur mår du?
Becky: Now, imagine you're speaking to a stranger. Here's the way to ask, 'How is it?'
Carl: [Normal] Hur är det?
Becky: First is a word meaning 'how'
Carl: [Normal] hur [Slow] hur
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 again the rising intonation. Listen again to the question meaning 'How is it?'
Carl: [Slow] Hur är det? [Normal] Hur är det?
Becky: Here's a response meaning 'I'm fine. Thank you.'
Carl: [Normal] Jag mår bra, tack.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'
Carl: [Normal] jag [Slow] jag
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'feel'
Carl: [Normal] mår [Slow] mår
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'fine'
Carl: [Normal] bra [Slow] bra
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'thank you'
Carl: [Normal] tack [Slow] tack
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'I'm fine. Thank you.'
Carl: [Slow] Jag mår bra, tack. [Normal] Jag mår bra, tack.
Becky: Here's a response meaning, 'Not so well.'
Carl: [Normal] Inte så bra.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'not'
Carl: [Normal] inte [Slow] inte
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'so'
Carl: [Normal] så [Slow] så
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'well'
Carl: [Normal] bra [Slow] bra
Becky: Listen again to the response meaning 'Not so well.'
Carl: [Slow] Inte så bra. [Normal] Inte så bra.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Carl: Swedish people generally ask how you are as a greeting rather than as a serious question. If you don't know the person well, the answer should be along the lines of Jag mår bra, tack meaning “I’m fine, thank you.”

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! How are you? Try answering this question in Swedish.

Team SwedishPod101.com
Monday at 4:34 pm
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Hej Monica,

Tack för att du frågar! Jag mår också bra. 👍

(Thank you for asking! I'm fine, too.)


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Monica
Thursday at 3:55 am
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Jag mår bra, tack. Hur mår du?

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Friday at 10:57 pm
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Hej Adolf,

Haha tack så mycket. (Thank you very much.)

Vi säger "Bra val!" på svenska. (We say "Good choice!" in Swedish.)

Och ja du har rätt, han kan använda tre svärd på samma gång. (And yes, you're right he can use three swords at the same time.) :laughing:


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Adolf
Sunday at 7:55 pm
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Hej Vicky,


Det är okej! bara att chatta~ :smile:

( that's ok, just chat )


Ditt val är stor! Zoro är en tuff kille!:thumbsup:

( Your choice is great! Zoro is a tough guy! )


Han är en expert på Katana skicklighet!

( He is a expert in katana skill )


Han kan använda tre katanas på samma tid!:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

( He can use three katanas in the same time! )

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Wednesday at 11:15 pm
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Hej Adolf,

Jag vet vem Chopper är men jag föredrar Zoro, han är mycket coolare. (I know who Chopper is but I prefer Zoro, he's a lot cooler.) :wink:


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Adolf
Thursday at 4:20 am
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Hej Vicky:


Kasta bort min dumma skämt, gillar du "Chopper"?:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

( Throw away my silly joke, Do you like "Chopper"? )


Han också karaktären i One Piece, Han är Luffys partner.:smile:


Han är en ren men också omvandla till mårdhund och gorilla:laughing:

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Monday at 10:37 pm
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Hej Adolf,

Det låter skrämmande! (That sounds scary!) :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


VickyT

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Adolf
Thursday at 7:49 pm
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till Vicky:


Ja, precis som "Dr Jekyll och Mr Hyde" :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::smiling_imp::laughing:

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Monday at 11:14 pm
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Hej Adolf,

Menar du att din kropp förändras? (Do you mean that your body changes?) Haha... :sweat_smile:


VickyT

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Adolf
Monday at 9:21 pm
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till Vicky:


I fullmåne natt, jag alltid förändra min modell~:smiling_imp::laughing::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

( In the full-moon night, I always transform my model )