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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 will be surprised at how far a little Swedish will go.
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Swedish Survival Phrases Lesson 48 - Swedish for getting help in Sweden.
In today's lesson, we'll introduce you to some survival phrases that you hopefully won't have to use. When traveling to Sweden, while the threat of physical violence is not prevalent, one should always be careful. In addition, this phrase is not limited to threatening situations, but can also be used in the unfortunate event that you or someone around you is in the need of immediate assistance. Today, we'll learn how to call for help.
In Swedish, "Help!" is Hjälp!
Let's break it down by syllable: Hjälp.
Now, let's hear it once again: Hjälp.
In Swedish, you can call for the police by saying Polis!
Let's break it down by syllable: Polis.
Now, here it is once again: Polis.
The phone number for the police in Sweden is 112. This number 112 is the emergency number which will get suitable force to the scene. The first thing they'll say is "SOS Alarm. Vad har inträffat?" which means "SOS Alarm. What has happened?" Just start telling them in detail what happened and they will get police, fire brigade, and/or the ambulance to you. This is only for emergencies and not for leaving a police report.
In Sweden, calling for the police wouldn't help much since we don't have many patrolling officers. But calling for help will get the attention of people around you, and hopefully, they could get the police to you. Calling for the police will also most certainly get the attention of others willing to help you.


Okay, to close out this 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. Okay, here we go!
"Help!" - Hjälp!
"Police!" - Polis!
And now, remember the emergency number in Sweden is 112.
All right, 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.