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INTRODUCTION
Brandon:Hi everyone, I’m Brandon.
Engla:And I’m Engla!
Brandon:And welcome to Culture Class - Essential Swedish Vocabulary, Lesson 20! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Transportation and around town. These are five frequently used modes of transportation in Sweden. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at SwedishPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Brandon:Engla, what’s our first word?
Engla:Buss
Brandon:Bus
Engla:(slow) Buss (regular) Buss
Brandon:Listeners, please repeat:
Engla:Buss
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Buses are a common mode of transportation in Sweden, especially in places where there are no trains or subways. In the winter, buses tend to be late due to bad weather, and passengers can sometimes wait for a bus that never comes.
Brandon:Now let's hear a sample sentence that uses this word.
Engla:(normal) Man måste köpa bussbiljett innan man går på en buss i Stockholm.
Brandon:You have to buy a bus ticket before you get on a bus in Stockholm.
Engla:(slow) Man måste köpa bussbiljett innan man går på en buss i Stockholm.
Brandon:Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla:Bil
Brandon:Car
Engla:(slow) Bil (regular) Bil
Brandon:Listeners, please repeat...
Engla:Bil
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Because of the environmental effects, people are now using cars less frequently than before. The government is also trying to make people take the bus or the train instead of using a car.
Brandon:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla:(normal) Sveriges mest kända bil är Volvo.
Brandon:Sweden's most well-known car is Volvo.
Engla:(slow) Sveriges mest kända bil är Volvo.
Brandon:Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla:Tåg
Brandon:Train
Engla:(slow) Tåg (regular) Tåg
Brandon:Listeners, please repeat...
Engla:Tåg
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
In Sweden there are both local and long distance trains. In the winter, the trains usually have lots of delays due to the weather. This upsets many Swedes.
Brandon:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla:(normal) Om ett tåg inte kommer kan man ibland få ta en ersättningsbuss.
Brandon:If a train doesn't come, you sometimes have to take a replacement bus.
Engla:(slow) Om ett tåg inte kommer kan man ibland få ta en ersättningsbuss.
Brandon:Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla:Tunnelbana
Brandon:Metro
Engla:(slow) Tunnelbana (regular) Tunnelbana
Brandon:Listeners, please repeat...
Engla:Tunnelbana
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
In Sweden, only Stockholm has a metro system. It has about a hundred stations and is divided into seven lines in three groups—red, green, and blue.
Brandon:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla:(normal) Tunnelbanan i Stockholm är den 28e längsta i världen.
Brandon:The Stockholm metro is the 28th longest in the world.
Engla:(slow) Tunnelbanan i Stockholm är den 28e längsta i världen.
Brandon:Okay, what’s the last word?
Engla:Cykel
Brandon:Bicycle
Engla:(slow) Cykel (regular) Cykel
Brandon:Listeners, please repeat...
Engla:Cykel
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Depending on where you live, it's common to ride a bicycle to work or school. In Sweden, you must wear a helmet to ride a bicycle if you're under fifteen years of age.
Brandon:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla:(normal) I Stockholm fanns det år 1896 nästan 5000 cyklar.
Brandon:In Stockholm, there were almost 5,000 bicycles in 1896.
Engla:(slow) I Stockholm fanns det år 1896 nästan 5000 cyklar.
QUIZ
Brandon:Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Engla will give you the Swedish – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Engla:Buss
[pause]Brandon:Bus
Engla:Bil
[pause]Brandon:Car
Engla:Tåg
[pause]Brandon:Train
Engla:Tunnelbana
[pause]Brandon:Metro
Engla:Cykel
[pause]Brandon:Bicycle

Outro

Brandon:There you have it – five Frequently used modes of transportation in Sweden! We have more vocab lists available at SwedishPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Engla:Hej då.

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