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INTRODUCTION
Sydney: Commonly used slang greetings.
Sydney: Hi everyone, and welcome back to SwedishPod101.com. I'm Sydney.
Jesper: And I'm Jesper!
Sydney: This is Must-Know Swedish Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 1. In this lesson, you'll learn commonly used slang greetings.
Sydney: We're going to take a look at some common slang expressions when greeting someone and asking how they are.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Sydney: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Jesper: Sho, vad händer?
Jesper: Jag bara chillar.
Jesper: Vad görs?
Jesper: Hur är läget?
Sydney: Jesper, what's our first expression?
Jesper: Sho, vad händer?
Sydney: literally meaning "What's happening?" But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "Hey, what's up?"
Jesper: [SLOW] Sho, vad händer? [NORMAL] Sho, vad händer?
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: Sho, vad händer?
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when you meet a friend or talk to a friend over the phone and you want to ask them what they are doing.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Sho, vad händer i helgen min vän? [SLOW] Sho, vad händer i helgen min vän?
Sydney: "Hey, what's happening this weekend my friend?"
Jesper: [NORMAL] Sho, vad händer i helgen min vän?
Sydney: Okay, what's the next expression?
Jesper: Jag bara chillar.
Sydney: literally meaning "I'm just chillin'."
Jesper: [SLOW] Jag bara chillar. [NORMAL] Jag bara chillar.
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: Jag bara chillar.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when you want to say that you're not doing anything special, just relaxing.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Det har varit lugnt i helgen, jag har bara chillat. [SLOW] Det har varit lugnt i helgen, jag har bara chillat.
Sydney: "It's been quiet this weekend, I've just been relaxing."
Jesper: [NORMAL] Det har varit lugnt i helgen, jag har bara chillat.
Sydney: Okay, what's our next expression?
Jesper: Vad görs?
Sydney: literally meaning "What's happening?" But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "What's up?"
Jesper: [SLOW] Vad görs? [NORMAL] Vad görs?
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: Vad görs?
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when you meet a friend or talk to a friend over the phone and you want to ask them what they are doing.
Jesper: Remember, "Vad görs?" and "Vad händer?" mean the same thing and are interchangeable.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Det var länge sen, vad görs? [SLOW] Det var länge sen, vad görs?
Sydney: "It's been a long time, what's up?"
Jesper: [NORMAL] Det var länge sen, vad görs?
Sydney: Okay, what's the last expression?
Jesper: Hur är läget?
Sydney: meaning "How's it going?"
Jesper: [SLOW] Hur är läget? [NORMAL] Hur är läget?
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: Hur är läget?
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when you meet a friend or talk to a friend over the phone and you want to ask them how they are doing.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Hur är läget, allt bra med dig? [SLOW] Hur är läget, allt bra med dig?
Sydney: "How's it going, everything good with you?"
Jesper: [NORMAL] Hur är läget, allt bra med dig?
QUIZ
Sydney: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I will describe four situations, and you will choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
Sydney: I’m just watching TV and relaxing.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: Jag bara chillar.
Sydney: "I'm just chillin'."
Sydney: Good to see you, what’s up?
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: Sho, vad händer?
Sydney: "Hey, what's up?"
Sydney: Hi, good to see you. How are things?
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: Hur är läget?
Sydney: “How's it going?"
Sydney: Thanks for calling me back. What’s up on your side?
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: Vad görs?
Sydney: "What's up?"

Outro

Sydney: There you have it; you have mastered four Swedish Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at SwedishPod101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, and see you next time!
Jesper: Det var allt för den här gången, vi ses snart igen!

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