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Hello and welcome to Swedish Survival Phrases brought to you by SwedishPod101.com. This course is designed to equip you with the language skills and knowledge to enable you to get the most out of your visit to Sweden. You’ll be surprised at how far a little Swedish will go.
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Swedish Survival Phrases lesson 11 - Business Greetings - Welcome!
Today, we’ll cover greetings you will hear when you enter some kind of business establishment. In Swedish, the polite greeting when entering a place of business is Välkommen.
Let’s break it down by syllable: Välkommen.
Now, let’s hear it once again, Välkommen.
This means “welcome” and is used when you enter a restaurant or place of business. In Swedish, in more casual situations, the owners might say Hej.
Let’s break it down by syllable: Hej.
Now, here it is once again, Hej.
This just means “Hello.” So what you do when someone welcomes you. The most natural thing would be to answer with “thank you” as necessary. The Swedish thank you is tack. Check out our previous lessons for other ways to express thanks. This is not just limited to places of business. You might wanna thank the host at a party as well for welcoming you to his or her house.
As for when you will you get a hello, hej, when entering a business establishment, you should just respond likewise with hej or perhaps a nod, depending on how mysterious you want to appear.


Okay, to close out today’s lesson, we'd like for you to practice what you've just learned. I'll provide you with the English equivalent of the phrase and you're responsible for saying it aloud. You’ll have a few seconds before I give you the answer, so lycka till, that means “good luck” in Swedish. Ok, here we go!
“Welcome.” - Välkommen.
“Hello.” - Hej.
Alright, that's going to do it for today. Remember to stop by SwedishPod101.com and pick up the accompanying PDF. When you stop by, be sure to leave us a comment.