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Matt: Top 25 Swedish Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 20 “What's the weather like?” 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 the weather like in Stockholm?” In Swedish this is
Engla: Hur är vädret i Stockholm?
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: 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: hur är
{pause}
Matt: And after that is
Engla: vädret
Matt: meaning “the weather.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) vädret
Matt: Now repeat.
Engla: vädret
{Pause}
Matt: Listen to the first three words of the question and repeat.
Engla: hur är vädret
{pause}
Matt: And after that is
Engla: i
Matt: meaning “in.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) i
Matt: Now repeat.
Engla: i
{Pause}
Matt: Listen to the first four words of the question and repeat.
Engla: hur är vädret i
{pause}
Matt: And finally we have
Engla: Stockholm
Matt: which is “Stockholm.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) Stockholm
Matt: Now repeat.
Engla: Stockholm
{Pause}
Matt: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Engla: hur är vädret i Stockholm
{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 the weather like in Stockholm?”
Engla: Det är soligt.
Matt: "It's sunny.” You’ll hear the phrase one more time, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Engla: (Slow) Det är soligt.
{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: soligt
Matt: meaning “sunny.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) soligt
Matt: Now repeat.
Engla: soligt
{Pause}Matt: Listen to the speaker say “It's sunny” and then repeat.
Engla: Det är soligt.
{pause}Matt: For a different answer, replace “sunny” with “cloudy.”
Engla: molnigt
Matt: “cloudy”
Engla: (slow) molnigt (regular) molnigt
Matt: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “cloudy.”
Engla: Det är molnigt.
Matt: It mostly stays the same, just replace “sunny” with “cloudy.” Now try. Say “It's cloudy.”
{pause}
Engla: Det är molnigt.
Matt: For more practice, replace “cloudy” with “rainy.”
Engla: regnigt
Matt: “rainy”
Engla: (slow) regnigt (regular) regnigt
Matt: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “rainy.”
Engla: Det är regnigt.
Matt: It’s almost the same, just replace “cloudy” with “rainy.” Let’s practice. Say “It's rainy.”
{pause}
Engla: Det är regnigt.
Matt: For a different answer, replace “rainy” with “cold.”
Engla: kallt
Matt: “cold”
Engla: (slow) kallt (regular) kallt
Matt: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “cold.”
Engla: Det är kallt.
Matt: Here we just replace “rainy” with “cold.” Say “It's cold.”
{pause}
Engla: Det är kallt.
Matt: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you are visiting Sweden and someone asks you about the weather in Stockholm. You want to say it's sunny. How would you answer?
Engla: Hur är vädret i Stockholm? (five seconds) Det är soligt.
Matt: Now you want to say it's cloudy. Respond to the question.
Engla: Hur är vädret i Stockholm? (five seconds) Det är molnigt.
Matt: You want to say it's rainy. Answer the speaker's question.
Engla: Hur är vädret i Stockholm? (five seconds) Det är regnigt.
Matt: You want to say it's cold. What would you say?
Engla: Hur är vädret i Stockholm? (five seconds) Det är kallt.
Matt: You want to ask someone what the weather is like. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Engla: Hur är vädret i Stockholm?
{pause}
Matt: This is the end of Lesson 20.

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Hi! What's the weather like in your city?

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Monday at 11:18 pm
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Hej Adolf,

En bekväm, trevlig och avslappnad eftermiddag? Det händer inte mig så ofta haha. (A comfortable, pleasant and relaxed afternoon? That doesn't happen to me very often haha.) :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


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Adolf
Tuesday at 12:09 am
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till Vicky:


Föreställ det: En eftermiddag i bekväm, trevlig och avslappnad:thumbsup:

( Imagine it : An afternoon in comfortable, pleasant and relaxe )

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Friday at 11:59 pm
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Hej Adolf,

Du verkar ha rätt häftigt väder. (You seem to have really cool weather.) :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


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Wednesday at 12:43 am
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regnigt, soligt och regnbåge~ :smile: