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Matt: Top 25 Swedish Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 17 “What time is it?” 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 answers, and any variations.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to respond to the common question “What time is it?” In Swedish this is
Engla: Hur mycket är klockan?
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: mycket
Matt: meaning “much.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) mycket
Matt: Now repeat.
Engla: mycket
{Pause}
Matt: Listen to the first two words of the question and repeat.
Engla: hur mycket
{pause}
Matt: And next is
Engla: är
Matt: meaning “is.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) är
Matt: Now repeat.
Engla: är
{Pause}
Matt: Listen to the first three words of the question and repeat.
Engla: hur mycket är
{pause}
Matt: And after that is
Engla: klockan
Matt: meaning “the clock,” or “o’clock.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) klockan
Matt: Now repeat.
Engla: klockan
{Pause}
Matt: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Engla: hur mycket är klockan
{pause}
Matt: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question “What time is it?”
Engla: Klockan är tolv.
Matt: "It's twelve o'clock.” You’ll hear it again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Engla: (Slow) Klockan är tolv.
{pause}
Matt: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word is
Engla: klockan
Matt: meaning “the clock, o’clock.” In this sentence, it means “o’clock”.
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) klockan
Matt: Now repeat
Engla: klockan
{Pause}
Matt: And next is
Engla: är
Matt: meaning “is.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) är
Matt: Now repeat.
Engla: är
{Pause}
Matt: Next is
Engla: tolv
Matt: meaning “twelve.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) tolv
Matt:Now repeat.
Engla: tolv
{Pause}
Matt: Listen to the speaker say “It's twelve o'clock” and then repeat.
Engla: Klockan är tolv.
{pause}Matt: To make another phrase, replace “twelve o'clock” with “three p.m.”
Engla: tre
Matt: “three p.m.”
Engla: (slow) tre (regular) tre
Matt: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “three p.m.”
Engla: Klockan är tre.
Matt: It’s almost the same. Just replace “twelve o'clock” with “three p.m.” Say “It's three p.m.”
{pause}
Engla: Klockan är tre.
Matt: For more practice, replace “three p.m.” with “five p.m.”
Engla: fem
Matt: “five pm”
Engla: (slow) fem(regular) fem
Matt: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “five p.m.”
Engla: Klockan är fem.
Matt: Here we just replace “three p.m.” with “five p.m.” Now Say “It's five pm.”
{pause}
Engla: Klockan är fem.
Matt: To use a different phrase, replace “five p.m.” with “four a.m.”
Engla: fyra på morgonen
Matt: “four a.m.”
Engla: (slow) fyra på morgonen (regular) fyra på morgonen
Matt: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “four a.m.”
Engla: Klockan är fyra på morgonen.
Matt: It’s almost the same, just replace “five” with “four” and add “a.m.” Let’s practice. Say “It's four a.m.”
{pause}
Engla: Klockan är fyra på morgonen.
Matt: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you’re visiting Sweden and someone asks you what time it is. It's twelve o'clock. What would you say?
Engla: Hur mycket är klockan? (five seconds) Klockan är tolv.
Matt: Now imagine it's three p.m. Respond to the question.
Engla: Hur mycket är klockan? (five seconds) Klockan är tre.
Matt: Imagine it's five p.m. Answer the speaker's question.
Engla: Hur mycket är klockan? (five seconds) Klockan är fem.
Matt: Imagine it's four a.m. What would you say?
Engla: Hur mycket är klockan? (five seconds) Klockan är fyra på morgonen.
Matt: You want to ask someone what time it is. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Engla: Hur mycket är klockan?
{pause}
Matt: This is the end of Lesson 17.

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Hi Listeners! What time is it? Try to answer in Swedish!

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Monday at 11:43 pm
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Hej Adolf,

Vi säger kvart i ett på natten. (We say quarter to one at night.) :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


Ha det bra!

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Adolf
Sunday at 2:37 am
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Klockan är kvart i 1( ett ) på morgonen:sunglasses: