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Becky: Welcome to 3-Minute Swedish Season 1, Lesson 6 - Refusing Politely. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to politely refuse an invite in Swedish.
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Becky: Here's the informal way to say 'No, it is ok.' in Swedish.
Carl: [Normal] Nej, det är lugnt.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'no'
Carl: [Normal] nej [Slow] nej
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'it is'
Carl: [Normal] det är [Slow] det är
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'calm'
Carl: [Normal] lugnt [Slow] lugnt
Becky: Listen again to the informal phrase meaning 'No, it is ok.'
Carl: [Slow] Nej, det är lugnt. [Normal] Nej, det är lugnt.
Becky: Ok, now let's take a look at the formal way to say 'No, thank you.'
Carl: [Normal] Nej tack.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'no'
Carl: [Normal] nej [Slow] nej
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'thanks'
Carl: [Normal] tack [Slow] tack
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'No, thank you.'
Carl: [Slow] Nej tack. [Normal] Nej tack.
Becky: Next up is the informal way to say 'Sorry, but I already have plans.'
Carl: [Normal] Ledsen, men jag har redan andra planer.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'sorry'
Carl: [Normal] ledsen [Slow] ledsen
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'but'
Carl: [Normal] men [Slow] men
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'I already have'
Carl: [Normal] jag har redan [Slow] jag har redan
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'other plans'
Carl: [Normal] andra planer [Slow] andra planer
Becky: Listen again to the informal phrase meaning 'Sorry, but I already have plans.'
Carl: [Slow] Ledsen, men jag har redan andra planer. [Normal] Ledsen, men jag har redan andra planer.
Becky: Finally, here is a formal way to say 'Sorry, but I already have plans.'
Carl: [Normal] Ursäkta, men jag är tyvärr upptagen.
Becky: First is a word meaning 'I'm sorry'
Carl: [Normal] ursäkta [Slow] ursäkta
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'but'
Carl: [Normal] men [Slow] men
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'I am'
Carl: [Normal] jag är [Slow] jag är
Becky: Next is the word meaning 'sadly'
Carl: [Normal] tyvärr [Slow] tyvärr
Becky: Last is the word meaning 'busy'
Carl: [Normal] upptagen [Slow] upptagen
Becky: Listen again to the formal phrase meaning 'Sorry, but I already have plans.'
Carl: [Slow] Ursäkta, men jag är tyvärr upptagen. [Normal] Ursäkta, men jag är tyvärr upptagen.
Cultural Insight
Becky: Now it's time for a quick cultural insight.
Carl: If you are invited to a dinner party by a Swede, please try not to refuse. Dinner parties are a big deal in Sweden. They are usually relaxed events where acquaintances have a chance to become friends. So don't miss a chance to attend one for the world!

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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Hey Listeners! How would you refuse an invitation? Let's practice.

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Randy Nash
Saturday at 4:54 am
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Hi Adolf,


Sorry to hear about your Dog.....


SW

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Team SwedishPod101.com
Tuesday at 7:50 pm
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Hej Anne-Margaret,


"Ursäkta, men jag är tyvärr upptagen" should be translated to "Sorry, unfortunately I'm busy." There's been a typo, and we'll try to have it adjusted as quickly as possible. 😇


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Anne-Margaret
Sunday at 10:29 pm
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Hej Vicky. In the dialog above, shouldn't the translation for, "Ursäkta, men jag är tyvärr upptagen", be "Exucse me, but I am sadly busy?

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Swedishpod101.com
Tuesday at 12:07 am
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Hej Adolf,

Haha tack, gör det är du snäll. (Haha, thank you, do that please.) :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


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Adolf
Monday at 9:52 am
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till Vicky:


Ursäkta, det är bara en simulering, inte riktigt:grin:

( it's just a simulation, not real )


Nästa gång kommer jag att undvika döden och försöka göra några söta simulering:sweat_smile:

( Next time, I will avoid death and try to make some cute simulation )

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Swedishpod101.com
Saturday at 12:21 am
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Hej Adolf,

Jag hoppas att det inte stämmer! (I hope it isn't true!) :flushed:


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Adolf
Thursday at 9:16 pm
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Ursäkta, jag kan inte gå med dig...:wink:


eftersom jag måste begrava min hund i kväll :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

( because I must bury my dog tonight )