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Matt: Top 25 Swedish Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 18 What are you doing? 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 are you doing?” In Swedish, this is
Engla: Vad gör du?
Matt: The first word in the question is
Engla: vad
Matt: meaning “what” in English.
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) vad
Matt: Listen again and repeat.
Engla: vad
{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: gör
Matt: meaning “do.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) gör
Matt: Now repeat.
Engla: gör
{Pause}
Matt: Listen to the first two words of the question and repeat.
Engla: vad gör
{pause}
Matt: Next is
Engla: du
Matt: meaning “you.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) du
Matt: Now repeat.
Engla: du
{Pause}
Matt: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Engla: vad gör du
{pause}
Matt: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question “What are you doing?”
Engla: Jag tänker.
Matt: "I'm thinking.” You’ll hear it again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Engla: (Slow) Jag tänker.
{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: Next is
Engla: tänker
Matt: meaning “thinking.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) tänker
Matt:Now repeat.
Engla: tänker
{Pause}Matt: Listen to the speaker say “I'm thinking” and then repeat.
Engla: Jag tänker.
{pause}Matt: For a different answer, replace “thinking” with “watching tv.”
Engla: tittar på tv
Matt: watching tv
Engla: (slow) tittar på tv (regular) tittar på tv
Matt: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “watching tv.”
Engla: Jag tittar på tv.
Matt: It’s almost the same, we just replace “thinking” with “watching TV.” Say “I'm watching TV.”
{pause}
Engla: Jag tittar på tv.
Matt: To use a different phrase, replace “watching TV” with “cooking.”
Engla: lagar mat
Matt: “cooking”
Engla: (slow) lagar mat (regular) lagar mat
Matt: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “cooking.”
Engla: Jag lagar mat.
Matt: It’s almost the same, just replace “watching TV” with “cooking.” Say “I'm cooking.”
{pause}
Engla: Jag lagar mat.
Matt: For more practice, replace “cooking” with “sleeping.”
Engla: sover
Matt: “sleeping”
Engla: (slow) sover (regular) sover
Matt: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “sleeping.”
Engla: Jag sover.
Matt: Here we just replace “cooking” with “sleeping.” Let’s practice. Say “I'm sleeping.”
{pause}
Engla: Jag sover.
Matt: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you’re visiting Sweden and someone asks you what you're doing. You’re thinking. What would you tell them?
Engla: Vad gör du? (five seconds) Jag tänker.
Matt: Now imagine you’re watching tv. Respond to the question.
Engla: Vad gör du? (five seconds) Jag tittar på tv.
Matt: Imagine you’re cooking. How would you answer?
Engla: Vad gör du? (five seconds) Jag lagar mat.
Matt: Imagine you're sleeping. What would you say?
Engla: Vad gör du? (five seconds) Jag sover.
Matt: You want to ask someone what they are doing. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Engla: Vad gör du?
{pause}
Matt: This is the end of Lesson 18.

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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What are you doing?

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Monday at 11:48 pm
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Hej Adolf,

Bra jobbat! (Good job!) :laughing:


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jag studerar~:wink: