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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 22 - How’s the Weather Today in Sweden? In this lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about the weather.
Engla: Yes, and the conversation takes place at the city mall.:
Gabriella: The conversation is between Kerstin and her acquaintance Gunilla, and they're using informal Swedish.
DIALOGUE
Kerstin: Hej Gunilla. Hur mår du?
Gunilla: Jo tack, det är bra.
Kerstin: Vilket fint väder vi har idag.
Gunilla: Ja, verkligen. Det är varmt och skönt.
Kerstin: Ja, det är soligt och fint.
Gunilla: Imorgon ska det regna.
Kerstin: Jaså. Då blir det kallt och kyligt.
-With English Translation-
Kerstin: Hej Gunilla. Hur mår du?
Gabriella: Hi, Gunilla. How are you?
Gunilla: Jo tack, det är bra.
Gabriella: I'm fine, thanks.
Kerstin: Vilket fint väder vi har idag.
Gabriella: What lovely weather we have today.
Gunilla: Ja, verkligen. Det är varmt och skönt.
Gabriella: Yes, indeed. It's nice and warm.
Kerstin: Ja, det är soligt och fint.
Gabriella: Yes, it's sunny and nice.
Gunilla: Imorgon ska det regna.
Gabriella: It's going to rain tomorrow.
Kerstin: Jaså. Då blir det kallt och kyligt.
Gabriella: Really? Then it will be cold and chilly.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Gabriella: Tell me Engla, how's the Swedish climate? It’s pretty cold, right?
Engla: I think that’s what people tend to think, and that that’s perhaps not so surprising, since Sweden is famous for its Ice hotel in Jukkasjärvi and its actual geographical location.
Gabriella: But you’re saying the climate isn’t cold?
Engla: Well, I’m not saying that it isn't, but the Swedish climate is actually quite mild if you compare it to other regions that lie that far north.
Gabriella: I see.
Engla: And then the average temperature of different regions also varies because Sweden is a long country running north to south.
Gabriella: Okay, is the difference big?
Engla: The average temperature in the south of Sweden is around zero degrees Celsius, or 32 degrees Fahrenheit, in January, while the average in the north is around minus 14 degrees Celsius, or 7 degrees Fahrenheit.
Gabriella: And in the summer?
Engla: Well the difference between the different regions is less pronounced in the warmest month of the year, which is July. The average temperature for the whole country is 13 to 17 degrees Celsius or 55 to 63 Fahrenheit.
Gabriella: That’s pretty cold.
Engla: Yes, but you have to remember that that’s the average of the day and night, so it's warmer during daytime and colder during nighttime.
Gabriella: Ah... I see, so it’s not too bad.
VOCAB LIST
Gabriella: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson. The first word we shall see is…
Engla: Jo tack, det är bra [natural native speed]
Gabriella: I'm fine, thanks
Engla: Jo tack, det är bra [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: Jo tack, det är bra [natural native speed]
Engla: vilket/vilken [natural native speed]
Gabriella: what
Engla: vilket/vilken [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: vilket/vilken [natural native speed]
Engla: fin [natural native speed]
Gabriella: lovely
Engla: fin [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: fin [natural native speed]
Engla: väder [natural native speed]
Gabriella: weather
Engla: väder [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: väder [natural native speed]
Engla: verkligen [natural native speed]
Gabriella: indeed
Engla: verkligen [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: verkligen [natural native speed]
Engla: varm [natural native speed]
Gabriella: warm
Engla: varm [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: varm [natural native speed]
Engla: skön [natural native speed]
Gabriella: nice
Engla: skön [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: skön [natural native speed]
Engla: att regna [natural native speed]
Gabriella: to rain
Engla: att regna [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: att regna [natural native speed]
Engla: kall [natural native speed]
Gabriella: cold
Engla: kall [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: kall [natural native speed]
Engla: kylig [natural native speed]
Gabriella: chilly
Engla: kylig [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Engla: kylig [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’ll spend some time on is the adverb verkligen.
Gabriella: Which means “indeed”.
Engla: That’s right. Verkligen was used in this lesson’s dialog in the sentence Ja verkligen, meaning "Yes indeed."
Gabriella: Can it also mean something else?
Engla: Yes, it's also often used as an intensifier, such as in a sentence like Det var verkligen trevligt, meaning “It was really nice”.
Gabriella: So in this case, it means “really”. Okay, now let’s move on to the next word.
Engla: Yes, and the next word is actually the phrase Jo tack det är bra, meaning “I’m fine thanks”.
Gabriella: And I guess we use this when someone asks us how we're doing?
Engla: That’s right, and this phrase is good to learn because Swedes often ask each other how they're doing.
Gabriella: Yes, but do they actually want you to answer that? I mean, in some cultures saying things like “hi, how is it going?” is not really a question you're expected to answer properly—its more a way of greeting someone.
Engla: No, if you're asked how you're doing by a Swede, then he or she will expect you to answer.
Gabriella: Should I answer honestly in this case?
Engla: You could if it's someone you know well, but no, most often you’re expected to just say you're fine. Swedes seldom really ask how you’re doing, expecting a profound answer.
Gabriella: Okay, good to know. Now what word do we have next?
Engla: The last word we have is the word skön, meaning “nice”.
Gabriella: But it can mean other things as well, right?
Engla: Yes, it can mean things like “cool” when talking about a person being hip, or it can mean “beautiful”.
Gabriella: And it can also mean “discretion”.
Engla: Yes, that’s correct, but it’s very seldom you actually hear that being used.
Gabriella: I see, Okay, now onto the grammar.

Lesson focus

Gabriella: In this lesson, you’ll learn how to talk about the weather.
Engla: Yes, and in a previous series we've already learned how to say things like Vilket fint väder, meaning “What nice weather”.
Gabriella: That’s right, and this is a very simple way of commenting on the weather because the Swedish adjective for “nice” can easily be changed to another adjective that also describes the weather.
Engla: Exactly! You could, for example, say “Vilket hemskt väder”.
Gabriella: Which means “What nasty weather”. Let’s try one more. How do you say, “What wonderful weather” in Swedish?
Engla: Vilket underbart väder.
Gabriella: Now we should move on to learn how to form sentences similar to the ones in this lesson’s dialog.
Engla: Absolutely! We’ll learn how to form sentences like Det är varmt och soligt, meaning "It’s warm and sunny."
Gabriella: And to make it easier, we’ll use a formula right?
Engla: Thats right, we'll use the formula Det är, meaning "it is," followed by an adjective that describes the weather.
Gabriella: An adjective like “warm”, “cold,” or “windy”, right?
Engla: Exactly.
Gabriella: Okay, so how would you say, “It’s cloudy”?
Engla: Well “cloudy” in Swedish is molnigt, so “It’s cloudy” is Det är molnigt. (slow) Det är molnigt.
Gabriella: What if I want to comment on the weather by saying, “It’s warm”?
Engla: “Warm” is varmt, so you'd say, Det är varmt. (slow) Det är varmt.
Gabriella: How about “It’s cold”?
Engla: Det är kallt. (slow) Det är kallt.
Gabriella: Okay, that wasn’t too difficult, but what do we do when we want to comment on the weather by using two adjectives?
Engla: You mean to say things like “It’s warm and sunny”?
Gabriella: Exactly!
Engla: Well, then we use the formula Det är followed by an adjective, then we have the conjunction och, meaning "and," which is then followed by a second adjective that describes the weather.
Gabriella: I see. So how do I say, “It’s cloudy and stuffy”?
Engla: “Cloudy” was molnigt, and the Swedish word for “stuffy” is kvavt.
Gabriella: So “It’s cloudy and stuffy” becomes?
Engla: Det är molnigt och kvavt.
Gabriella: How would you say, “It’s warm and humid”?
Engla: “Warm” is varmt, and “humid” is fuktigt. So you'd say, Det är varmt och fuktigt.
Gabriella: Okay, let’s try a final one. How do I say, “It’s cold and chilly”?
Engla: Then you would say, Det är kallt och ruggigt.
Gabriella: Listeners, remember to check the lesson notes to see some more suggestions on adjectives that are easy to use when you’re commenting on the weather.

Outro

Engla: Great work everyone.
Gabriella: Yes, and thanks for listening. We’ll see you next time, bye!
Engla: Hej då!

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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How is the weather today in your hometown? Try answering in Swedish!

a
Wednesday at 10:25 PM
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Hej Gary,

Det låter underbart! Då vet vi, att om vi vill ha sol när vi åker till England kanske vi bör åka till sydost. 😁

(That sounds lovely! Then we know, that if we want sun when we go to England, we should perhaps go to the southeast.)


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Gary
Monday at 03:41 AM
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Hej allihopa


Som du kanske vet regnar det mycket här i England 😒 Men lyckligtvis bor jag i sydost var det finns mycket solsken. Och idag har vädret varit fint och varmt. Faktiskt har vädret varit mycket soligt i över en vecka nu 😄


Ha det så bra


Gary

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Thursday at 11:21 PM
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Hej Mai,

Varsågod! (You are welcome!) 😁 Not at all, the few mistakes you make are very understandable and take some time to get a hang of. Well done! We love helping out. ❤️️


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Mai Nguyen
Saturday at 08:53 PM
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😭😭😭 Hej Vicky,

Tack så jattemycket igen! Jag förstår nu!

I made a lot of mistakes and you are always so helpful and kind to make time to correct them for me. I am so grateful for your help! ❤️️

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Wednesday at 11:59 PM
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Hej Mai,

Åh nej, hoppas solen kommer tillbaka snart! 😭😇

(Oh no, hope the sun will come back soon!)


Jättebra skrivet igen, bara ett par småändringar:

I Italien det är kallt och molnigt idag. --> I Italien är det kallt och molnigt idag.

Nu det regnar och är kyligt ute. --> Nu regnar det och är kyligt ute.


Som jag precis kommenterade till dig på en annan lektion, så byter verb och subjekt plats när meningen börjar på ett ord som inte är subjektet, till exempel tid eller plats: till exempel "I Italien" eller "Nu". Men jättebra gjort! 😁👍

(As I just commented to you on another lesson, verb and subject switch places when the sentence start on a word that is not the subject, for example time or place: for example "In Italy" or "Now". But very well done!)


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Mai Nguyen
Monday at 02:53 PM
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Hej allihopa

Jag bor i Italien. I Italien det är kallt och molnigt idag. Nu det regnar och är kyligt ute. Jag vet inte hur ska vädret vara imorgon 😭 Jag vill ha solen så mycket 😭

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Friday at 12:09 AM
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Hej Jessica,

Det låter underbart!

(That sounds wonderful!)

Och jättebra skrivet, förresten! 😁

(And very well written, by the way!)


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Jessica
Monday at 08:58 PM
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Hej allihopa!


Det är varmt och molnigt i Irland. Det är 15 grader :)


Tack!

Swedishpod101.com Verified
Tuesday at 01:02 AM
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Hej Adolf,

Det har varit regnigt här hela helgen. (It's been rainy here all weekend.) :sob:


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Adolf
Monday at 01:48 AM
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Idag är underbart väder :thumbsup:


Jag lät min täcke gå till sola:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

( I even let my quilt go to sunbathing )