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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 25 - Riding the Train in Sweden Part II.
In Sweden, riding the rails is one of the best ways to get around. The subway is a convenient way to get where you’re going. In Stockholm, the city with a subway system, one can buy train tickets at the ticket gate window or at the SL Center on Stockholm Central Station. Let’s work on getting the ticket.
We can accomplish this by asking, “Ticket to [destination], please” where the destination is your desired destination. In today’s lesson, we’ll use the university, which is a station near Stockholm University.
In Swedish, the “university” is universitetet.
Let’s break it down by syllable: universitetet.
Now, let’s hear it once again, universitetet.
This Station is located on the red track to Mörby Center.
So, in Swedish, “One to the university, please” is En till universitetet, tack.
En till universitetet, tack.
Let’s break it down by syllable: En till universitetet, tack.
Now, let’s hear it once again, En till universitetet, tack.
The first word, en, means “one.”
Then comes till, which means “to.”
Let’s break down this word and hear it one more time, till.
This is followed by universitetet, which in Swedish is “the university.”
So to recap here, we have , En till universitetet.
Literally, this means “One to the university,” then we just add tack, which means “please,” to be a little more polite.
So all together, we have En till universitetet, tack.
Literally, this means “One to the university, please.”
A travel with the public transportation in Stockholm is expensive, but a must, if you want to see more than your hotel. There are different kinds of tickets for this and they’re all valid on buses, commuter trains and subways, and also some boats.
The public transportation system is Stockholm is called SL for Stockholms Lokaltrafik. The area of coverage is divided into three zones and to travel to all three zones costs three times as much as just traveling in one of them. As for tickets, you can either buy a stripe with tickets or single one. The stripe costs 160 kr which is about 23 USD. This is a wise choice, if you want to travel more than one day and to several locations.
Single tickets can be bought in the vending machines or at a ticket gate. Tickets are not sold on buses anymore due to robberies. Don’t forget that. This 1-hour ticket costs about 3 USD which is about 22 kr. There are also passes that are valid from several hours to several days. These passes are cards with a magnetic strip on it. A 24-hour pass costs 13 USD. A 72-hour pass costs 27.50 USD and the 7-day pass costs 33.25 USD. For more info on tickets that are and aren’t covered in this lesson, stop by SurvivalPhrases.com and drop us a line and we will personally help you to get the price on the ticket that suits you the best.


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!
“One to the university, please.” - En till universitetet, tack.
En till universitetet, tack.
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.