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INTRODUCTION
Jasmine: [Hej allihopa] Hey, everyone. Jasmin here, and welcome back to Basic Bootcamp Lesson 4. Counting from 1 to 100 in Swedish. This is the fourth in a five part series that will help you ease your way into Swedish.
Morten: [Hej, jag heter Morten]. My name is Morten, and welcome. In this lesson you will learn one of the essentials in Swedish, numbers.
Jasmine: So, everybody, pull out your abacuses. Kidding.
Morten: At least we’ll try to make learning numbers as easy for you as using an abacus.
Jasmine: Yes, we’ll start with the basics. In this lesson, we will count from 1 to 10.
Morten: This conversation takes place at a gym.
Jasmine: That’s right. It’s between Carl and his coach, who will be counting his push ups.
Morten: Ok, let’s listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Jasmine: Ett (och) två (och) tre (och) fyra (och) fem (och)
Jasmine: Sex (och) sju (och) åtta (och) nio (och) tio
Morten: Let’s hear it slowly now.
Jasmine: Ett (och) två (och) tre (och) fyra (och) fem (och)
Jasmine: Sex (och) sju (och) åtta (och) nio (och) tio
Morten: And now with the translation.
Morten: Ett (och) två (och) tre (och) fyra (och) fem (och)
Morten: One (and) two (and) three (and) four (and) five (and)
Morten: Sex (och) sju (och) åtta (och) nio (och) tio
Morten: six (and) seven (and) eight (and) nine (and) ten
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Morten: I feel like I’ve heard a lot of those words before somehow.
Jasmine: Very true. I think you can hear sounds like [två] and [tre] in a lot of English words.
Morten: Like, “a triangle”?
Jasmine: Yes. You will find many examples where the similarities between Swedish and English are more obvious.
Morten: And once you learn the basics you’ll be able to build larger numbers by putting together different parts of the words.
Jasmine: Just like bricks and building a house.
Morten: Comparing a number to building a house doesn’t sound easy to me…
Jasmine: Don’t worry, I know a trick to make it much easier than it sounds.
Morten: Great. Please share it with us.
Jasmine: So here is what we’re going to have you all do. No matter where you are, no matter if you’re at home, or on the subway, or in your car, we want you to talk to yourself. Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy.
Morten: It’s for a good cause. Basically, Jasmine is going to read out each number and you have to repeat it after her.
Jasmine: Ok, here we go. I will say it and give you time to repeat aloud after me.
VOCAB LIST
Morten: So the first word is.
Jasmine: [Ett]
Morten: One.
Jasmine: [Ett]
Morten: Next we have.
Jasmine: [Två]
Morten: Two.
Jasmine: [Två]
Morten: Next.
Jasmine: [Tre]
Morten: Three.
Jasmine: [Tre]
Morten: Next we have.
Jasmine: [Fyra]
Morten: Four.
Jasmine: [Fyra]
Morten: And next.
Jasmine: [Fem]
Morten: Five.
Jasmine: [Fem]
Morten: Next.
Jasmine: [Sex]
Morten: Six.
Jasmine: [Sex]
Morten: Next.
Jasmine: [Sju]
Morten: Seven.
Jasmine: [Sju]
Morten: And next.
Jasmine: [Åtta]
Morten: Eight.
Jasmine: [Åtta]
Morten: Next.
Jasmine: [Nio]
Morten: Nine.
Jasmine: [Nio]
Morten: And finally…
Jasmine: [Tio]
Morten: Ten.
Jasmine: [Tio]
Morten: Ok, so we’ve more or less mastered the basic number one to ten, but how can we count above ten?
Jasmine: Well, we form the numbers 13 through 19 simply by adding [ton] to the numbers three through nine. There are two exceptions though, but the main thing to remember is [ton].
Morten: So how does it go?
Jasmine: [Elva]
Morten: 11.
Jasmine: [Tolv]
Morten: 12.
Jasmine: [Tretton]
Morten: 13.
Jasmine: [Fjorton]
Morten: 14.
Jasmine: [Femton]
Morten: 15.
Jasmine: [Sexton]
Morten: 16.
Jasmine: [Sjutton]
Morten: 17.
Jasmine: [Arton]
Morten: 18.
Jasmine: [Nitton]
Morten: 19.
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Jasmine: So what small exceptions have you noticed, Morten?
Morten: 11 and 12 don’t use [ton].
Jasmine: That’s right. 11 and 12 are two numbers you need to learn separately as they don’t have a logical structure like numbers 13 through 19.
Morten: I always got confused and used to say [etton] which definitely doesn’t mean 11.
Jasmine: [Elva, tolv]
Morten: There is a logical pattern to these two numbers though if you think about it.
Jasmine: Yeah. 11 or [elva] is like short for 11. Just jumble the letters around and you’ll have [elva]. [Tolv] or 12 is the same. Start with the same letters and both finish with the V sound.
Morten: Yeah, so once you get used to it you’ll have no problems. Please listen and repeat, everyone.
Jasmine: [Elva, tolv]
Morten: Great. We’ve covered the most difficult part. Now let’s take a look at the multiples of ten which, once you know one to ten, are really easy.
Jasmine: 20 and 100 are the only ones that stand out this time. [tjugo]
Morten: 20.
Jasmine: [ett hundra]
Morten: 100. Other than these two, you add [tio] as an ending to your number.
Jasmine: So 50 would be [femtio].
Morten: Please listen and repeat.
Jasmine: [Femtio]
Morten: So, as you might have noticed, [fem] is from [fem], number 5, and [tio] indicates that it is a multiple of 10.
Jasmine: Let’s hear some examples. Morten, go ahead.
Morten: [En kaffe, tack.]
Jasmine: One coffee, please.
Morten: [En kaffe, tack.]
Jasmine: [En kaffe, tack.]
Morten: [Två biljetter till Göteborg, tack.]
Jasmine: Two tickets to Gothenburg, please.
Morten: [Två biljetter till Göteborg, tack.]
Jasmine: [Två biljetter till Göteborg, tack.]
Morten: [Jag vill köpa tre böcker.]
Jasmine: I want to buy three books.
Morten: [Jag vill köpa tre böcker.]
Jasmine: [Jag vill köpa tre böcker.]
Morten: [Jag stannar i Göteborg i fyra dagar.]
Jasmine: I’ll stay in Gothenburg for 10 days.
Morten: [Jag stannar i Göteborg i fyra dagar.]
Jasmine: [Jag stannar i Göteborg i fyra dagar.]
Morten: [Han väntade på flygplatsen i fem timmar-]
Jasmine: He waited for five hours at the airport.
Morten: [Han väntade på flygplatsen i fem timmar.]
Jasmine: [Han väntade på flygplatsen i fem timmar.]
Morten: [Det är sex minuter kvar till konserten börjar.]
Jasmine: There are six minutes left till the beginning of the concert.
Morten: [Det är sex minuter kvar till konserten börjar.]
Jasmine: [Det är sex minuter kvar till konserten börjar.]
Morten: [Han bodde i Stockholm i sju år.]
Jasmine: He lived in Stockholm for seven years.
Morten: [Han bodde i Stockholm i sju år.]
Jasmine: [Han bodde i Stockholm i sju år.]
Morten: [Chokladen kostar åtta kronor.]
Jasmine: The chocolate costs eight euros.
Morten: [Chokladen kostar åtta kronor.]
Jasmine: [Chokladen kostar åtta kronor.]
Morten: [Han har varit i Sverige nio gånger.]
Jasmine: He’s been to Sweden nine times.
Morten: [Han har varit i Sverige nio gånger.]
Jasmine: [Han har varit i Sverige nio gånger.]
Morten: [Jag skulle vilja ha tio köttbullar, tack.]
Jasmine: I would like ten meatballs, please.
Morten: [Jag skulle vilja ha tio köttbullar, tack.]
Jasmine: [Jag skulle vilja ha tio köttbullar, tack.]
Morten: That was great.
Jasmine: Here are the rest starting with 30.
Morten: Listeners, please repeat after Jasmin.
Jasmine: [trettio, fyrtio, femtio, sextio, sjuttio, åttio, nittio]
Morten: Ok, we’re done with the multiples of ten. Now, I'm going to venture into some other important number territory, but still not higher than 100 to start.
Jasmine: Yes, no number overloading. This may be Boot Camp but there’s no torturer employed here.
Morten: Ok, so how old are you, Jasmin?
Jasmine: I see where you’re going with this. Actually, you may have to torture me to get this information. Ok, yes, yes. I am in the double digits. 23.
Morten: So to make a number that isn’t a denomination of ten, here’s all you do. 20, remember, is [tjugo]. Well, now all you do is add on the rest.
Jasmine: [tjugotre]
Morten: Great, because [tre] is the number for [3], so all you have to say is 20 plus a [3] at the end.
Jasmine: Yes, so let’s try with more numbers. How old are you, Morten? It’s ok, they’ll believe whatever we say. They can’t see us.
Morten: So what is 35 in Swedish.
Jasmine: [trettiofem]
Morten: Yes, because it’s [trettio] plus [fem], which is the number for five. Ok, ok, Jasmin, let’s tell them our real ages. We’re actually 68. How do you say that?
Jasmine: Well, the number for 60, remember, is [sextio]. So we just add the eight at the end - [sextioåtta].

Lesson focus

Morten: Now let’s take a look at today’s grammar point. How to construct or use these numbers and put them together?
Jasmine: So one to ten are pretty easy, but there are things that need special attention here. Number one is different depending if it refers to a common or a neutral noun.
Morten: So here we go. Listeners, try to repeat after Jasmin whenever she says a new phrase.
Jasmine: [ett]
Morten: “One” (neutral nouns).
Jasmine: [en]
Morten: “One” (common nouns). Let’s try it with the examples.
Jasmine: [en flicka]
Morten: One girl.
Jasmine: [ett bord]
Morten: “One table”. [Flicka], “girl”, is a common noun. And [bord], “table”, belongs to the neutral gender. Here’s one hint to help you remember Swedish genders. This system is very irregular and you will just have to learn these one by one. Personal nouns are common, so you say [en pojke], “one boy”, and [en pappa], “one dad”, etc.
Jasmine: Great. Give us some more.
Morten: [En biljett.]
Jasmine: One ticket.
Morten: [En biljett.]
Jasmine: [En biljett.]
Morten: [En kaffe.]
Jasmine: One coffee.
Morten: [En kaffe.]
Jasmine: [En kaffe.]
Morten: [Ett nytt år.]
Jasmine: A new year.
Morten: [Ett nytt år.]
Jasmine: [Ett nytt år.]
Morten: None of the other numbers changes shape. They will always look the same.
Jasmine: [Tre personer.]
Morten: Three people.
Jasmine: [Tre personer.]
Morten: [Tre personer.]
Jasmine: [Fyrtio år]
Morten: 40 years.
Jasmine: [Fyrtio år]

Outro

Morten: Ok, enough. All you have to do is practice now. That’s it for this lesson. [Tack!]
Jasmine: Thanks for listening. [Hej då!]
Morten: See you. [Hej då!]

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Tuesday at 6:30 pm
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ett, två, tre, fyra, fem, sex, sju, åtta, nio, tio!
Next time that you´ll play hide-and-seek, try counting in Swedish!

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Monday at 6:53 pm
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Hej Davi,

Bäst att jag gömmer mig snabbt! (I better hide quickly then!) 😜


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Davi
Thursday at 4:33 pm
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🙂

ett,

två,

tre,

fyra,

fem,

sex,

sju,

åtta,

nio,

tio.


ready or not, here I go !!!

😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂 😂

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Monday at 9:27 pm
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Hej Lamont,

Vi säger faktiskt bara 'en kaffe' och när vi säger en kaffe menar vi 'en kopp kaffe'. När vi säger enbart 'kaffe' så använder vi inga räkneord, därför säger vi inte ett kaffe. (Actually we only say 'en kaffe' and when we say one coffee we mean 'one cup of coffee'. When we only say 'kaffe' we don't use any counting words, therefore we only say coffee because it's not 'one' coffee. We only use 'one' if we mean 'one cup, glass etc.'.


Hoppas det här hjälpte!

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Lamont
Friday at 9:47 pm
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Ni har sagt "en kaffe", men jag förstår det kan var "en kaffe" ELLER "ett kaffe" eftersom "kaffe" är ett "T" ord men "kopp" är ett "N" ord... Stämmer det?


You guys have said that "en kaffe" but I understand that it can be "en kaffe" OR "ett kaffe" because "coffee" is a T word (neutrom gender) but "cup" is an N word (common gender)... Is that right?

Either way, "the coffee" is "kaffet" so if it's "en kaffe" but "kaffet" that's the only exception to the rule that I know!

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Monday at 10:26 pm
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Hej Adolf,

Jag brukade också leka kurragömma när jag var liten. (I used to play hide and seek when I was a kid too.)

På svenska säger vi leka kurragömma inte spela. (In Swedish we say "leka" not "spela" hide and seek.) :innocent:


Hon räknade aldrig till 10. (She never counted to 10.)

Jag räknade alltid till 10! (I always counted to 10!) :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


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Adolf
Saturday at 9:14 pm
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Kurrana gillar kurragömma


I hennes barndom, hon alltid spela med hennes granne i "GömmaSkog."


Bland dem, Linlin, hon aldrig räkna till tio.


Mest tid, barn har mer toleranta än vuxna, de bryr sig inte "nio" eller "tio."


En dag, en kille ingripa i deras "nio" och "Lin"...


= 2016/03/12 Hertig Blåskägg - Kurrana =

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Tuesday at 6:48 pm
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Hej David!


Great question!

Only "one" changes, not a number that ends with one.

So it will be "tjugoen pojkar" and "tjugoen barn"

And "en pojke" and "ett barn".


I hope this made sense!

Happy new year!

Engla

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David
Wednesday at 2:07 am
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This says that one is the only number that changes depending on gender, however if you had a number that ends in one does that also change gender? For example does 21 become "tjugoen pojkar" and "tjugoett barn" or is it still "tjugoett pojkar" and "tjugoett barn"

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Monday at 6:24 pm
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Hej Mike!


Thank you for your comment and great work!


All of what you have written is absolutely correct!


If there is anything else you are wondering about, please let me know.


Keep up the great work!


Cheers,

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Mike
Saturday at 7:09 am
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Hej Satsuki


5,7 på svenska är fem komma sju.

4,27 på svenska är fyra komma tjugosju.

Då, är 75,63% sjuttiofem komma sextiotre procent på svenska?

(Then, is 75.63% seventy-five point sixty-three percent in Swedish?)


Tack så mycket!