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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 20 - A Relaxing Weekend in Sweden. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about your daily routine.
Engla: Yes, and the conversation takes place at Kerstin’s work.:
Gabriella: The conversation is between Kerstin and her co-worker Elisabeth, and they're using informal Swedish because they’re co-workers.
DIALOGUE
Elisabeth: Kerstin. Vad brukar du göra på helgerna?
Kerstin: Före frukosten tar jag en promenad.
Elisabeth: Och efter frukost?
Kerstin: Efter frukosten brukar jag göra något med barnen.
Elisabeth: Vad trevligt!
Kerstin: Ja. Innan middagen brukar jag läsa en bok.
Elisabeth: Och efter middagen?
Kerstin: Och efter middagen då brukar vi titta på film och äta lördagsgodis.
-With English Translation-
Elisabeth: Kerstin. Vad brukar du göra på helgerna?
Gabriella: Kerstin, what do you usually do during the weekends?
Kerstin: Före frukosten tar jag en promenad.
Gabriella: Before breakfast, I take a walk.
Elisabeth: Och efter frukost?
Gabriella: And after breakfast?
Kerstin: Efter frukosten brukar jag göra något med barnen.
Gabriella: After breakfast, I usually do something with the kids.
Elisabeth: Vad trevligt!
Gabriella: That's nice!
Kerstin: Ja. Innan middagen brukar jag läsa en bok.
Gabriella: Yes. Before dinner, I usually read a book.
Elisabeth: Och efter middagen?
Gabriella: And after dinner?
Kerstin: Och efter middagen då brukar vi titta på film och äta lördagsgodis.
Gabriella: After dinner, we usually watch a movie and eat candy.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Gabriella: Kerstin’s weekends sounds pretty relaxing. Tell me Engla, do Swedish families, in general, spend a lot of time together on the weekends?
Engla: I would say that family life is pretty important for most families, and weekends are usually a time when families do activities together.
Gabriella: And what do they do?
Engla: Well, sometimes they don’t really do much—just hang out in front of a movie or a TV-show, each with their own bag of pick-n-mix.
Gabriella: But surely that's not the only thing they do together?
Engla: No, other activities that Swedish families enjoy, that are a bit more on the active side, include ice-skating, going to shopping centres, visiting the local swimming pool, or watching a sports game.
Gabriella: What kind of sports are popular in Sweden, Engla?
Engla: Well, that of course varies, but watching a game of soccer, that is, football, handball, or ice hockey is pretty common.
Gabriella: Great!
VOCAB LIST
Gabriella: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson. The first word we shall see is…
Engla: brukar [natural native speed]
Gabriella: usually
Engla: brukar [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: brukar [natural native speed]
Engla: före [natural native speed]
Gabriella: before
Engla: före [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: före [natural native speed]
Engla: efter [natural native speed]
Gabriella: after
Engla: efter [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: efter [natural native speed]
Engla: frukost [natural native speed]
Gabriella: breakfast
Engla: frukost [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: frukost [natural native speed]
Engla: lunch [natural native speed]
Gabriella: lunch
Engla: lunch [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: lunch [natural native speed]
Engla: middag [natural native speed]
Gabriella: dinner
Engla: middag [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: middag [natural native speed]
Engla: barn [natural native speed]
Gabriella: kid
Engla: barn [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: barn [natural native speed]
Engla: bok [natural native speed]
Gabriella: book
Engla: bok [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: bok [natural native speed]
Engla: att titta [natural native speed]
Gabriella: to watch
Engla: att titta [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: att titta [natural native speed]
Engla: helg [natural native speed]
Gabriella: weekend
Engla: helg [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: helg [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 need to talk about is the auxiliary verb brukar, meaning “usually”.
Gabriella: But this is not only an auxiliary verb is it?
Engla: No, you’re absolutely right. Att bruka is also a main verb, and when you use it as a main verb, it has a different meaning.
Gabriella: Okay, and what is that?
Engla: Att bruka means “to cultivate” or “to farm”.
Gabriella: I see, okay - let’s move on to the next word.
Engla: The next word we’ll spend some time on is the word middag.
Gabriella: And that means “dinner” right?
Engla: Yes middag usually means “dinner”, the last meal of the day.
Gabriella: Can it also mean something else?
Engla: Well, in Småland and Skåne, people sometimes use middag when they're talking about lunch.
Gabriella: Okay, and what word do they use for “dinner” then?
Engla: Then they use kvällsmat, meaning “evening-food”.
Gabriella: I see. Now, let’s move on to the next word.
Engla: The final word is the word att titta, meaning “to watch”.
Gabriella: And what’s so special about that?
Engla: Well it’s not very special, but it’s a good word to know, since you can use it to talk about things you've done.
Gabriella: You mean if I want to say things like “I've watched a movie”?
Engla: Yes, and in Swedish that would be Jag har tittat på film.
Gabriella: And I guess it's good if we want to get someone's attention by saying “Look!”.
Engla: Yes exactly, and “Look!” in Swedish is Titta!
Gabriella: But there is also a more casual way of saying “to watch” right?
Engla: Yes, you can also use the verb att kolla.
Gabriella: Great! Okay, now onto the grammar.

Lesson focus

Gabriella: In this lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about your daily routine.
Engla: Yes, you’ll learn how to be more specific when it comes to when you do an activity.
Gabriella: Great! Before we move on and learn how to form sentences, we should mention that the sentences we're about to form will follow an inverted word order.
Engla: And that’s because the sentence is introduced by a time reference such as “before breakfast” or “after breakfast”. It also means that the subject of the sentence is placed after the verb of the sentence.
Gabriella: Now let’s move on to learn how to form these kinds of sentences.
Engla: To make this easier, let’s break the sentence down into two parts, where the first part consists of the time reference, and the second part consists of the activity that's part of our daily routine.
Gabriella: Let’s start with the time reference then.
Engla: Yes, and the time references that we're going to use are always introduced by the prepositions före, meaning "before," or efter, meaning "after." Using these prepositions will help us to be more precise when it comes to when an activity happens.
Gabriella: Okay, so let’s practice forming some time references. How do you, for example, say “before lunch”?
Engla: Före lunchen. (slow) Före lunchen.
Gabriella: And how do you say, “after lunch”?
Engla: Efter lunchen. (slow) Efter lunchen.
Gabriella: And how would you say, “before dinner”?
Engla: Före middagen. (slow) Före middagen.
Gabriella: And finally, how do you say, “after dinner”?
Engla: Efter middagen. (slow) Efter middagen.
Gabriella: Great! Let’s move on to the second part of the sentence.
Engla: Absolutely! This part of the sentence consists of two words, namely a verb in its present tense, followed by the subject of the sentence.
Gabriella: So how do you say “I work” in Swedish using an inverted word order?
Engla: “I” in Swedish is jag, while “work” is jobbar, so “I work” would therefore be ...jobbar jag.
Gabriella: How would you say, “I read”?
Engla: ...läser jag.
Gabriella: Okay, how about “I clean”?
Engla: ...städar jag.
Gabriella: Let’s try to form whole sentences that describe our daily routine. How would you say, “Before breakfast, I work” in Swedish?
Engla: Före frukosten jobbar jag.
Gabriella: And how do you say, “After lunch I read”?
Engla: Efter lunchen läser jag.

Outro

Gabriella: Great! I think that's all for this lesson.
Engla: Yes, I think so. Great work everyone.
Gabriella: Thanks for listening, and we’ll see you next time. Bye!
Engla: Hej då!

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Hello Listeners, try sharing here your morning routine in Swedish!

Nihal
Tuesday at 6:29 pm
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hej!

jag går på svenska skolan i Sverige och häe är min dag:

jag vaknar och jag går till skolan i 7:30. jag studerar och mer.

jag äter min lunch i 11:20.

sen jag kommer hem, äter middagen och sen jag kollar på tv eller min dator

i 9:00 eller 9.30 jag sovar.

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Wednesday at 11:13 pm
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Hej Adolf,

Haha, ja det är klart men den är precis nylanserad så inget speciellt ännu. Och tyvärr så finns det ingen svenska på den.(Haha of course, but it's just newly launched so there's nothing special about it yet. And unfortunately there's no Swedish on it.) :sweat_smile:

www.paintmeparadise.com


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Adolf
Wednesday at 10:53 am
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Hej Vicky:


Får jag se din hemsida?:smile:

Swedishpod101.comVerified
Monday at 10:42 pm
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Hej Adolf,

Hm, jag vet inte. Det är en svår fråga. Jag har själv precis lanserat min egen hemsida, så kanske något i den stilen. (Hm, I don't know. That's a difficult question. I just launched my own webpage, so maybe something in that style.) :sweat_smile:


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Adolf
Friday at 10:50 am
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Hej Vicky:


Vilken typ av webbplats skulle locka dig?:smile:

( What kind of website would attract you? )

Swedishpod101.comVerified
Tuesday at 12:56 am
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Hej Adolf,

Det låter som min dag! (That sounds like my day!) :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


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Adolf
Sunday at 5:16 am
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Otaku morgon rutin trilogi :


Öppen dator, öppna någon hemsida, öppna en helt ny kaos dag :laughing::stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::smile:

SwedishPod101.comVerified
Wednesday at 1:59 pm
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Hej Yolande!

Det är bra med mig tack, men det är lite kallt i mitt rum!

Hur är det själv?


Jättebra meningar! Bara de tre sista har lite småfel. Jag rättar :thumbsup:

"Efter lunchen, brukar jag ta en promenad och går till gym var jag tränar på en halvtimme."

Efter lunchen brukar jag ta en promenad och gå till gymmet där jag tränar en halvtimme.


"Efter det, går jag fika med flickvänner."

Efter det går jag och fikar med väninnor.


"Innan kvällsmat, städar jag och eftermiddagen, brukar jag titta på TVn eller jag läser."

Innan kvällsmaten städar jag, och på eftermiddagen brukar jag titta på TV eller läsa.


Det låter som att du brukar ha bra dagar!

Vi ses!

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Yolande Brunelle
Thursday at 1:27 am
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Hej Engla,

Hur är det med dig?

Jag vaknar vid niotiden. Efter duschen, äter jag frukost.

Efter frukosten, brukar jag plugga svenska till lunch.

Efter lunchen, brukar jag ta en promenad och går till gym var jag tränar på en halvtimme.

Efter det, går jag fika med flickvänner.

Innan kvällsmat, städar jag och eftermiddagen, brukar jag titta på TVn eller jag läser.


Bye bye

Yolande