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Matt: Top 25 Swedish Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 10 “How’s the Swedish food?” In each lesson of this 25 part series, you'll encounter a common question for Swedish learners, and then learn how to answer like a native. You'll learn how these key phrases work by breaking them down into each component. Then, through repetition and new vocabulary, you'll expand your understanding of the question, its answers, and any variations.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question “How is it?” in regards to food. In Swedish this is
Engla: Hur smakar det?
Matt: The first word in the question is
Engla: hur
Matt: meaning “how” in English.
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) hur
Matt: Listen again and repeat.
Engla: hur
{Pause}
Matt: This pattern of first introducing a word at natural speed, providing the translation, breaking it down, and then giving it again at natural speed will be repeated throughout the series. Try to speak aloud as often as possible. The next word in the question is
Engla: smakar
Matt: meaning “taste.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) smakar
Matt: Now repeat.
Engla: smakar
{Pause}
Matt: Listen to the first two words of the question and repeat.
Engla: hur smakar
{pause}
Matt: And after that is
Engla: det
Matt: meaning “it.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) det
Matt: Now repeat.
Engla: det
{Pause}
Matt: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Engla: hur smakar det
{pause}
Matt: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question “How is it?” when talking about food.
Engla: Det är jättegott.
Matt: "It's delicious.” You’ll hear it one more time, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Engla: (Slow) Det är jättegott.
{pause}
Matt: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word is
Engla: det
Matt: meaning “it.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) det
Matt: Now repeat
Engla: det
{Pause}
Matt: And after that is
Engla: är
Matt: meaning “is.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) är
Matt:Now repeat.
Engla: är
{Pause}
Matt: And next
Engla: jättegott
Matt: meaning “delicious.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) jättegott
Matt:Now repeat.
Engla: jättegott
{Pause}Matt: Listen to the speaker say “It's delicious” and then repeat.
Engla: Det är jättegott.
{pause}Matt: For another answer, replace “delicious” with “sweet.”
Engla: sött
Matt: “sweet”
Engla: (slow) sött (regular) sött
Matt: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “sweet.”
Engla: Det är sött.
Matt: It mostly stays the same, we just replace “delicious” with “sweet.” Now say, “It's sweet.”
{pause}
Engla: Det är sött.
Matt: For more practice, replace “sweet” with “salty.”
Engla: salt
Matt: “salty”
Engla: (slow) salt (regular) salt
Matt: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “salty.”
Engla: Det är salt.
Matt: Again, it’s almost the same, we just replace “sweet” with “salty.” Now say,“It's salty.”
{pause}
Engla: Det är salt.
Matt: Let’s use a different adjective and replace “salty” with “spicy.”
Engla: starkt
Matt: “spicy”
Engla: (slow) starkt (regular) starkt
Matt: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “spicy.”
Engla: Det är starkt.
Matt: It mostly stays the same, we just replace “salty” with “spicy.” Now say,“It's spicy.”
{pause}
Engla: Det är starkt.
Matt: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Sweden and someone asks you your opinion of the food you're eating. You want to say it's delicious. How would you answer?
Engla: Hur smakar det? (five seconds) Det är jättegott.
Matt: Now, you want to say it's sweet. Respond to the question.
Engla: Hur smakar det? (five seconds) Det är sött.
Matt: You want to say it's salty. Answer the speaker's question.
Engla: Hur smakar det? (five seconds) Det är salt.
Matt: You want to say it's spicy. What do you say?
Engla: Hur smakar det? (five seconds) Det är starkt.
Matt: Now you want to know what that person thinks of the meal. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Engla: Hur smakar det?
{pause}
Matt: This is the end of Lesson 10.

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Hi listeners! Have you eaten today? Please try to answer the question Hur smakar det? in Swedish!

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Monday at 11:26 pm
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Hej Adolf,

Delicious på svenska blir egentligen "utsökt" eller "läckert". (Delicious in Swedish is really "utsökt" or "läckert".)

"Jättegott" becomes really good. :innocent:


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Thursday at 11:54 pm
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till Vicky:


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" It's delicious" bör " Det är jättegott " i svenska?:sunglasses: