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Matt: Top 25 Swedish Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 19 “What's wrong?” 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's wrong?” In Swedish this is
Engla: Vad är fel?
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: är
Matt: meaning “is.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) är
Matt: Now repeat.
Engla: är
{Pause}
Matt: Listen to the first two words of the question and repeat.
Engla: vad är
{pause}
Matt: And after that
Engla: fel
Matt: meaning “wrong.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) fel
Matt: Now repeat.
Engla: fel
{Pause}
Matt: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Engla: vad är fel
{pause}
Matt: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question “What's wrong?”
Engla: Jag är trött.
Matt: “I'm tired.” Listen as the phrase is repeated again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Engla: (Slow) Jag är trött.
{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 after that is
Engla: är
Matt: meaning “is.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) är
Matt:Now repeat.
Engla: är
{Pause}
Matt: And next we have
Engla: trött
Matt: meaning “tired.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) trött
Matt:Now repeat.
Engla: trött
{Pause}Matt: Listen to the speaker say “I'm tired” and then repeat.
Engla: Jag är trött.
{pause}Matt: To use a different phrase, replace “tired” with “sad.”
Engla: ledsen
Matt: “sad”
Engla: (slow) ledsen (regular) ledsen
Matt: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “sad.”
Engla: Jag är ledsen.
Matt: It mostly stays the same, just replace “tired” with “sad.” Now try “I'm sad.”
{pause}
Engla: Jag är ledsen.
Matt: To give a different answer, replace “sad” with “sick.”
Engla: sjuk
Matt: “sick”
Engla: (slow) sjuk (regular) sjuk
Matt: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “sick.”
Engla: Jag är sjuk.
Matt: It’s almost the same, just replace “sad” with “sick.” Let’s practice. Say “I'm sick.”
{pause}
Engla: Jag är sjuk.
Matt: For more practice, replace “sick” with “worried.”
Engla: orolig
Matt: “worried”
Engla: (slow) orolig (regular) orolig
Matt: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “worried.”
Engla: Jag är orolig.
Matt: Here we just replace “sick” with “worried.” Now say “I'm worried.”
{pause}
Engla: “Jag är orolig.”
Matt: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you’re visiting Sweden and someone asks you what's wrong. You want to answer that you’re tired. What would you say?
Engla: Vad är fel? (five seconds) Jag är trött.
Matt: Now you want to say you’re sad. Respond to the question.
Engla: Vad är fel? (five seconds) Jag är ledsen.
Matt: You want to say you’re sick. Answer the speaker's question.
Engla: Vad är fel? (five seconds) Jag är sjuk.
Matt: Imagine you're worried. What do you say?
Engla: Vad är fel? (five seconds) Jag är orolig.
Matt: Now you want to ask someone what's wrong. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Engla: Vad är fel?
{pause}
Matt: This is the end of Lesson 19.

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SwedishPod101.com
Monday at 6:30 pm
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Listeners, try to answer the question Vad är fel? in the comments! :)

King
Monday at 10:39 pm
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Jag är trött

Swedishpod101.comVerified
Friday at 11:55 pm
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Hej Adolf,

Ja det kan det. (Yes, it can.) :innocent:

Du kan säga: Jag är ledsen. (You can say: I'm sorry.)

For example: Jag är ledsen att jag är sen. (I'm sorry I'm late.)


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Adolf
Wednesday at 12:21 am
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jag är dricker för mycket:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


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till Vicky:


Om "ledsen", kan det användas för att "känna ursäkt"?:wink:

( About "ledsen", it can use to "feel apologetic" )