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Matt: Top 25 Swedish Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 25 “How much is this?” 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 “How much is this?” In Swedish this is
Engla: Hur mycket kostar den här?
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: Next is
Engla: kostar
Matt: meaning “cost.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) kostar
Matt: Now repeat.
Engla: kostar
{Pause}
Matt: Listen to the first three words of the question and repeat.
Engla: hur mycket kostar
{pause}
Matt: And after that is
Engla: den
Matt: meaning “that.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) den
Matt: Now repeat.
Engla: den
{Pause}
Matt: Listen to the first four words of the question and repeat.
Engla: hur mycket kostar den
{pause}
Matt: And next is
Engla: här
Matt: meaning “here.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) här
Matt: Now repeat.
Engla: här
{Pause}
Matt: Listen to the entire question and repeat.
Engla: hur mycket kostar den här
{pause}
Matt: (You will hear this common question again and again throughout your studies.) Master the following pattern and responses to the question “How much is this?”
Engla: Den kostar 50 kronor.
Matt: "It's 50 crowns.” Again, slowly. Repeat the phrase.
Engla: (Slow) Den kostar 50 kronor.
{pause}
Matt: Let's break it down from the beginning. The first word is
Engla: den
Matt: meaning “it.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) den
Matt: Now repeat.
Engla: den
{Pause}
Matt: Next is
Engla: kostar
Matt: meaning “cost.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) kostar
Matt:Now repeat.
Engla: kostar
{Pause}
Matt: Next is
Engla: 50
Matt: meaning “fifty.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) 50
Matt:Now repeat.
Engla: 50
{Pause}
Matt: And next is
Engla: kronor
Matt: meaning “crowns.” This is the Swedish currency.
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) kronor
Matt:Now repeat.
Engla: kronor
{Pause}Matt: Listen to the speaker say “It's fifty crowns” and then repeat.
Engla: Den kostar 50 kronor.
{pause}Matt: To make a different price, replace “fifty crowns” with “ten crowns.”
Engla: 10 kronor
Matt: “ten crowns”
Engla: (slow) 10 kronor (regular) 10 kronor
Matt: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “ten crowns.”
Engla: Den kostar 10 kronor.
Matt: It mostly stays the same, simply replace “fifty crowns” with “ten crowns.” Now Say “It's ten crowns.”
{pause}
Engla: Den kostar 10 kronor.
Matt: To use a different phrase, replace “ten crowns” with “one-hundred crowns.”
Engla: 100 kronor
Matt: “one-hundred crowns”
Engla: (slow) 100 kronor (regular) 100 kronor
Matt: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “one-hundred crowns.”
Engla: Den kostar 100 kronor.
Matt: It’s almost the same, just replace “ten crowns” with “one-hundred crowns.” Now Say “It's one-hundred crowns.”
{pause}
Engla: Den kostar 100 kronor.
Matt: For more practice, replace “one-hundred crowns” with “twenty crowns.”
Engla: 20 kronor
Matt: “twenty crowns”
Engla: (slow) 20 kronor (regular) 20 kronor
Matt: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “twenty crowns”
Engla: Den kostar 20 kronor.
Matt: Here we just replace “one-hundred crowns” with “twenty crowns.” Say “It's twenty crowns.”
{pause}
Engla: Den kostar 20 kronor.
Matt: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you’re visiting Sweden and someone asks you how much something is. It’s fifty crowns. What do you tell them?
Engla: Hur mycket kostar den här? (five seconds) Den kostar 50 kronor.
Matt: Now imagine it's ten crowns. Respond to the question.
Engla: Hur mycket kostar den här? (five seconds) Den kostar 10 kronor.
Matt: Imagine it's one-hundred crowns. Answer the speaker's question.
Engla: Hur mycket kostar den här? (five seconds) Den kostar 100 kronor.
Matt: Now imagine it's twenty crowns. What would you say?
Engla: Hur mycket kostar den här? (five seconds) Den kostar 20 kronor.
Matt: You want to learn how much something is. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Engla: Hur mycket kostar den här?
{pause}
Matt: This is the end of Lesson 25.

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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Hi Listeners! Let's practice together in the commnents!

Team Swedishpod101.com
Friday at 11:10 pm
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Hej Jonathan,

Thank you for pointing this out to us!


Best Regards,

Vicky Taylor

Jonathan M
Friday at 12:31 am
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typo alert: How much is this in Swedsih?

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Tuesday at 12:11 am
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Hej Adolf,

Jaha, då förstår jag! (Oh, now I understand!) :thumbsup:


VickyT

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Adolf
Monday at 10:37 am
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till Vicky:


Min fiction:innocent:


Den andra episoden kostar 200 TWD ( cirka 50 kronor ):grin:

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Saturday at 12:11 am
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Hej Adolf,

50 kr är ganska billigt. (50 SEK is quite cheap.) :innocent:

Vad är det som kostar 50 kr? (What is it that costs 50 SEK?)


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Adolf
Wednesday at 2:53 am
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Den kostar 50 kronor:thumbsup: