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Matt: Top 25 Swedish Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 13 “Do you have any brothers or sisters?” in Swedish.
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 answners, and any variations.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question “Do you have any brothers or sisters?” In Swedish this is
Engla: Har du några bröder och systrar?
Matt: The first word in the question is
Engla: har
Matt: meaning “have” in English.
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) har
Matt: Listen again and repeat.
Engla: har
{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: du
Matt: meaning “you.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) du
Matt: Now repeat.
Engla: du
{Pause}
Matt: Listen to the first two words of the question and repeat.
Engla: har du
{pause}
Matt: And after that is
Engla: några
Matt: meaning “any.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) några
Matt: Now repeat.
Engla: några
{Pause}
Matt: Listen to the first three words of the question and repeat.
Engla: har du några
{pause}
Matt: And after that is
Engla: bröder
Matt: meaning “brothers.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) bröder
Matt: Now repeat.
Engla: bröder
{Pause}
Matt: Listen to the first four words of the question and repeat.
Engla: har du några bröder
{pause}
Matt: And next,
Engla: och
Matt: meaning “and.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) och
Matt: Now repeat.
Engla: och
{Pause}
Matt: Listen to the first five words of the question and repeat.
Engla: har du några bröder och
{pause}
Matt: And finally we have
Engla: systrar
Matt: meaning “sisters.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) systrar
Matt: Now repeat.
Engla: systrar
{Pause}
Matt: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Engla: har du några bröder och systrar
{pause}
Matt: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question “Do you have any brothers and sisters?”
Engla: Jag har en syster.
Matt: "I have a sister.” Listen as it’s repeated slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Engla: (Slow) Jag har en syster.
{pause}
Matt: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word is
Engla: jag
Matt: meaning “I.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) jag
Matt: Now repeat.
Engla: jag
{Pause}
Matt: And next is
Engla: har
Matt: meaning “have.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) har
Matt:Now repeat.
Engla: har
{Pause}
Matt: And after that comes
Engla: “en”
Matt: meaning “one.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) en
Matt:Now repeat.
Engla: en
{Pause}
Matt: And next is
Engla: syster
Matt: meaning “sister.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) syster
Matt:Now repeat.
Engla: syster
{Pause}Matt: Listen to the speaker say “I have a sister” and then repeat.
Engla: Jag har en syster.
{pause}Matt: For a different answer, replace “sister” with “brother.”
Engla: bror
Matt: “brother”
Engla: (slow) bror (regular) bror
Matt: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “brother.”
Engla: Jag har en bror.
Matt: It’s almost the same, simply replace “sister” with “brother.” Now say, “I have a brother.”
{pause}
Engla: Jag har en bror.
Matt: For more practice, replace “brother” with “younger sister.”
Engla: lillasyster
Matt: “younger sister”
Engla: (slow) lillasyster (regular) lillasyster
Matt: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “younger sister.”
Engla: Jag har en lillasyster.
Matt: Again, we just replace “brother” with “younger sister.” Now say, “I have a younger sister.”
{pause}
Engla: Jag har en lillasyster.
Matt: Now let’s replace “younger sister” with “younger brother.”
Engla: lillebror
Matt: “younger brother”
Engla: (slow) lillebror (regular) lillebror
Matt: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “younger brother.”
Engla: Jag har en lillebror.
Matt: We just replace “younger sister” with “younger brother.” Now say, “I have a younger brother.”
{pause}
Engla: Jag har en lillebror.
Matt: To say "no" in a simple way, just say
Engla: Nej, det har jag inte. Jag är ensambarn.
Matt: This is like saying “No, I don't. I’m an only child” in English. Let's hear it slowly.
Engla: (Slowly) Nej, det har jag inte. Jag är ensambarn.
Matt: And one more time at normal speed.
Engla: Nej, det har jag inte. Jag är ensambarn.
Matt: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you’re visiting Sweden and someone asks you if you have any brothers or sisters. You want to say you have a sister. How would you answer?
Engla: Har du några bröder och systrar? (five seconds) Jag har en syster.
Matt: Now imagine you have a brother. Respond to the question.
Engla: Har du några bröder och systrar? (five seconds) Jag har en bror.
Matt: Imagine you have a younger sister. What would you say?
Engla: Har du några bröder och systrar? (five seconds) Jag har en lillasyster.
Matt: Imagine you have a younger brother. How would you answer?
Engla: Har du några bröder och systrar? (five seconds) Jag har en lillebror.
Matt: You want to ask someone if they have any brothers or sisters. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Engla: Har du några bröder och systrar?
{pause}
Matt: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about your family.
Engla: Har du några bröder och systrar?
{pause}
Matt: This is the end of Lesson 13.

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Hi Listeners! Do you have any brothers and sisters?...in Swedish!

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Monday at 6:04 pm
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Hej Davi,

Hur känns det att ha en tvillingsyster?

(How does it feel to have a twin sister?) 😇


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Davi
Tuesday at 3:53 am
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Jag har en syster (twin with me) ,

Jag har en bror (lillebror)

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Monday at 10:43 pm
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Hej King,

Kommer ni överens eller bråkar ni mycket? (Do you get along or do you fight a lot?) 😜


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King
Friday at 9:18 pm
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Hej Vicky,

Jag har en lillebror :)

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Monday at 6:45 pm
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Hej Monica,

Jag har också en bror, men det är min storebror. (I also have a brother, but that's my older brother.) 😜


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Monica
Sunday at 8:16 am
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Hej, jag har en bröder, en lillebror.

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Monday at 7:46 pm
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Hej Pedro,

Bra svenska! (Good Swedish!)


Tvillingsyster (twin sister) - tvillingsystrar (twin sisters) 😇


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Pedro
Tuesday at 5:40 am
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Jag har två syskon - en storebror and en lillasyster. Min bror är tjugoåtta (år) och min syster är tjugotre (år).


How can I say "twin sister(s)" in swedish?


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Wednesday at 6:18 pm
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Hej Youngjin,

Hur gammal är din lillasyster? Jag har en storebror och en storasyster, men det hade varit kul med fler syskon! (How old is your younger sister? I have an older brother and an older sister, but it would've been fun with more siblings!) 😜


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Youngjin
Wednesday at 9:03 pm
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Hej, VickyT.

Yag har en lillasyster.