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INTRODUCTION
Engla: Hej allihopa! I’m Engla.
Gabriella: Hi everyone, I’m Gabriella. Welcome back to SwedishPod101.com. This is Lower Beginner, Season 1, Lesson 19 - Going on a First Date in Sweden. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about your daily routine.
Engla: Yes, and the conversation takes place at a cafe.
Gabriella: The conversation is between Elisabeth and her date Mark. It’s the first time they are meeting, but because it's an informal situation they're using informal Swedish.
Engla: Okay. Let's listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Elisabeth: Berätta något om dig själv.
Mark: Hm...Vad ska jag berätta?
Elisabeth: Hur ser en vanlig dag ut för dig?
Mark: På morgonen äter jag frukost.
Elisabeth: Och på eftermiddagen?
Mark: På eftermiddagen tar jag en promenad.
Elisabeth: Och på kvällen? Vad gör du då?
Mark: På kvällen träffar jag vänner.
-With English Translation-
Elisabeth: Berätta något om dig själv.
Gabriella: Tell me something about yourself.
Mark: Hm...Vad ska jag berätta?
Gabriella: Hmm... What should I tell you?
Elisabeth: Hur ser en vanlig dag ut för dig?
Gabriella: What does an ordinary day look like for you?
Mark: På morgonen äter jag frukost.
Gabriella: In the morning, I eat breakfast.
Elisabeth: Och på eftermiddagen?
Gabriella: And in the afternoon?
Mark: På eftermiddagen tar jag en promenad.
Gabriella: In the afternoon, I take a walk.
Elisabeth: Och på kvällen? Vad gör du då?
Gabriella: And in the evening? What do you do then?
Mark: På kvällen träffar jag vänner.
Gabriella: In the evening, I meet friends.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Gabriella: How exciting that Mark and Elisabeth are having their first date. Tell me Engla, is it common that older people actually look for new relationships?
Engla: It’s becoming more and more common, and Sweden is a pretty liberal country. So it’s socially acceptable to meet a new partner when you're older, even if you've been married before.
Gabriella: And are there any places where these people can actually meet?
Engla: One way for older people to meet new people is by getting involved in organisations—perhaps by volunteering.
Gabriella: But isn’t there a national association for senior citizens in Sweden as well, one that organizes a lot of activities?
Engla: Yes, it’s called PRO, and it can also be a potential way of meeting a new partner, since they arrange activities such as trips and lectures.
Gabriella: That sounds like a great idea!
VOCAB LIST
Gabriella: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson. The first word we shall see is…
Engla: att berätta [natural native speed]
Gabriella: to tell
Engla: att berätta [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: att berätta [natural native speed]
Engla: vanlig [natural native speed]
Gabriella: ordinary
Engla: vanlig [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: vanlig [natural native speed]
Engla: dag [natural native speed]
Gabriella: day
Engla: dag [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: dag [natural native speed]
Engla: på morgonen [natural native speed]
Gabriella: in the morning
Engla: på morgonen [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: på morgonen [natural native speed]
Engla: på eftermiddagen [natural native speed]
Gabriella: in the afternoon
Engla: på eftermiddagen [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: på eftermiddagen [natural native speed]
Engla: på kvällen [natural native speed]
Gabriella: in the evening
Engla: på kvällen [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: på kvällen [natural native speed]
Engla: ta en promenad [natural native speed]
Gabriella: to take a walk
Engla: ta en promenad [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: ta en promenad [natural native speed]
Engla: att äta [natural native speed]
Gabriella: to eat
Engla: att äta [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: att äta [natural native speed]
Engla: frukost [natural native speed]
Gabriella: breakfast
Engla: frukost [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: frukost [natural native speed]
Engla: att träffa [natural native speed]
Gabriella: to meet
Engla: att träffa [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: att träffa [natural native speed]
KEY VOCAB AND PHRASES
Engla: Let’s take a closer look at some of the words and phrases from this lesson. The first word we have is the word vanlig, meaning “ordinary”.
Gabriella: I guess that if this word is used in the same way as in English, we can use it to say things like “He's an ordinary guy” or "It’s an ordinary suit”?
Engla: That’s right, and “He's an ordinary guy” in Swedish is Han är en vanlig kille; and “It’s an ordinary suit” is Det är en vanlig kostym.
Gabriella: How do you say “uncommon” in Swedish?
Engla: Well, it's created in a similar way to the English “uncommon”. We simply add the letter o to vanlig, so “uncommon” in Swedish is ovanlig.
Gabriella: I see. Okay, we have a phrase next, don’t we?
Engla: Yes, next we have the very useful phrase att ta en promenad.
Gabriella: Meaning “to take a walk”, isn’t it?
Engla: Yes!
Gabriella: Why is that so useful then?
Engla: Because Swedes like to be out in nature, going for a walk.
Gabriella: I see! I'll make sure to memorize this one then.
Engla: Good, and another way of saying this is to say, att gå på en promenad, meaning “to go for a walk”.
Gabriella: Great! Now what do we have next?
Engla: The final word we’ll talk about is the word dag, meaning “day”.
Gabriella: And we use this word in sentences like “One day I’ll succeed”.
Engla: That's right, but the word dag can also more specifically refer to a period of time.
Gabriella: I see, you mean the time between when the sun rises and when it sets?
Engla: Exactly.
Gabriella: Great! Okay, now onto the grammar.

Lesson focus

Gabriella: In this lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about your daily routine.
Engla: That’s right. Sentences like På morgonen äter jag frukost meaning “In the morning, I eat breakfast” or På eftermiddagen tar jag en promenad. “In the afternoon, I go for a walk”.
Gabriella: Okay - fantastic! Where do we start?
Engla: First of all, there are two things about these types of sentences that we should mention.
Gabriella: What are they?
Engla: Well, first of all, these types of sentences are introduced by a time reference.
Gabriella: You mean like “in the morning” or “in the evening”?
Engla: Yes, and that means that the sentence will follow an inverted word order. The time reference will be followed by a verb, which in turn will be followed by the subject.
Gabriella: I see. Now, let’s learn how to form these types of sentences.
Engla: Sure, and to make it easier, we’ll break the sentence down in two parts, and examine each part separately. We’ll start with the first part, which is the time reference.
Gabriella: And we’ll use time references like “in the morning”, “in the afternoon,” and “in the evening”.
Engla: That’s right.
Gabriella: So how do you say, “in the morning”?
Engla: På morgonen. (slow) På morgonen.
Gabriella: How about “in the afternoon”, how do you say that?
Engla: På eftermiddagen. (slow) På eftermiddagen.
Gabriella: And finally, how do you say, “in the evening”?
Engla: På kvällen. (slow) På kvällen.
Gabriella: I have a question about these time references. Why don’t we use the Swedish preposition for “in” in these time references? Why do we use the Swedish preposition for “on” instead?
Engla: You're right in that, på means “on”. But the way that Swedish prepositions are used doesn't always correspond to how they're used in English. And in these time references, på instead corresponds to the English “in”.
Gabriella: I see. Now should we move on to look at how to form the second part of the sentence?
Engla: Yes and this shouldn't be too challenging, because the second part of the sentence only has two words.
Gabriella: You mean a verb followed by the subject of the sentence, right?
Engla: Correct, the verb describes the activity that’s included in your daily routine, and the subject of the sentence will be represented by the personal pronoun jag, meaning "I".
Gabriella: And we’ll use verbs in their present tense, since we're talking about an activity that happens on a regular basis.
Engla: Exactly!
Gabriella: So how would you say something like, “I study”?
Engla: ...pluggar jag.
Gabriella: How do you say, “I go for a coffee”?
Engla: ...fikar jag.
Gabriella: Now, let’s see some examples.
Engla: Okay, here we go! På morgonen pluggar jag.
Gabriella: “In the morning, I study.”
Engla: På eftermiddagen fikar jag.
Gabriella: “In the afternoon, I go for a coffee.”

Outro

Gabriella: Great! That's all for now. Thanks for listening, everyone, bye!
Engla: Hej då!

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Hello Listeners, what is the first thing you do in the morning? Try answering in Swedish!

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Saturday at 4:52 pm
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Hej Jerone,

Bra fråga! (Good question!)

Vi säger: Gå till jobbet. (We say: Go to work.) ?


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Jerone T. Landstrom, MD
Wednesday at 10:50 am
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Jag går arbete eller jag går till jobbet? Tack

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Monday at 11:17 pm
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Hej Shawn,

Yes, "ut" is a part of the phrase "se ut" meaning "look like". :innocent::thumbsup:


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Shawn Hu
Sunday at 6:08 am
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Hej,

In the sentence "Hur ser en vanlig dag ut för dig" (What does an ordinary day look like for you).

What is the meaning of the “ut“in this sentence? Is it a part of a phrase?

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Monday at 10:33 pm
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Hej Adolf,

Du undrar om jag alltid drömmer när jag sover? (You're wondering if I always dream when I sleep?)

Jag drömmer faktiskt nästan aldrig haha. (Actually, I almost never dream haha.) :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


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Adolf
Thursday at 11:57 am
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Hej Vicky:


Har du alltid dröm när du sover?:smile:

( Did you always dream while sleeping? )

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Tuesday at 12:45 am
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Hej Adolf,

Jag med! (Me too!) :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


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Adolf
Saturday at 6:21 am
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öppna mina ögon:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

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Thursday at 1:36 pm
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Hejsan Yolande!


Det är bra med mig tack! Hur är det med dig?


Haha vad menar du med att "flytta lol" ? :innocent:


Jag rättar dig lite :)

"Jag brukar äta två rostat bröd med ost och espressokaffe"

Här måste du ändra "rostat" till "rostade", eftersom "två bröd" är plural! :thumbsup:


"Tack så mycket för dina svarar. "

Svar i plural är "svar". Så du måste ändra Svarar till Svar.


"men jag erkänner till dig att jag är för långsam när försöker jag att tala."

men jag erkänner att jag är för långsam när jag försöker tala."


"Det är inte all flytande."

Ändra "all" till "alls" :innocent:


"Jag har tittat “Män som hatar kvinnor” tre gånger och jag börjar att förstår någonting."

Lägg in "på" mellan Tittat och "Män som hatar kvinnor".


Oroa dig inte! Du blir bättre och bättre, jag lovar! Jag märker att dina meningar och din grammatik blir bättre varje dag! :innocent:

Övning ger färdighet!

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Yolande Brunelle
Thursday at 4:14 am
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Hej igen.


:open_mouth: Wow, lol är flyttat!!!


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