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Matt: Top 25 Swedish Questions You Need to Know - Lesson 3 “Where do you live?” 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 it 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 “Where do you live?”. In Swedish this is
Engla: Var bor du?
Matt: The first word in the question is...
Engla: var
Matt: meaning “where” in English.
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) var
Matt: Listen again and repeat.
Engla: var
{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: bor
Matt: meaning “live.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) bor
Matt: Now repeat.
Engla: bor
{Pause}
Matt: Listen to the first two words of the question and repeat.
Engla: var bor
{pause}
Matt: And 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: var bor du
{pause}
Matt: Master the following pattern and responses to the question “Where do you live?”
Engla: Jag bor i New York.
Matt: "I live in New York.” The phrase will be repeated, slowly. Listen and repeat the phrase.
Engla: (Slow) Jag bor i New York.
{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 next is
Engla: bor
Matt: meaning “live.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) bor
Matt: Now repeat.
Engla: bor
{Pause}
Matt: And next,
Engla: i
Matt: meaning “in.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) i
Matt: Now repeat.
Engla: i
{Pause}
Matt: And next is
Engla: New York
Matt: which is “New York.”
Engla: (Slow, by syllable) New York
Matt: Now repeat.
Engla: New York
Matt: Listen to the speaker say “I live in New York” and then repeat.
Engla: Jag bor i New York.
Matt: To expand on the pattern, replace “New York” with “London.”
Engla: London
Matt: “London”
Engla: (slow) London (regular) London
Matt: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “London.”
Engla: Jag bor i London.
Matt: It mostly stays the same, just replace “New York” with “London.” Now say, “I live in London.”
{pause}
Engla: Jag bor i London.
Matt: For more practice, replace “London” with “Berlin.”
Engla: Berlin
Matt: “Berlin”
Engla: (slow) Berlin (regular) Berlin
Matt: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “Berlin.”
Engla: Jag bor i Berlin.
Matt: Again, it mostly stays the same. Simply replace “London” with “Berlin.” Say “I live in Berlin.”
{pause}
Engla: Jag bor i Berlin.
Matt: Let’s try one more. Replace “Berlin” with “Stockholm.”
Engla: Stockholm
Matt: “Stockholm”
Engla: (slow) Stockholm (regular) Stockholm
Matt: Listen to the phrase again, this time with “Stockholm.”
Engla: Jag bor i Stockholm.
Matt: Again, all you have to do is replace “Berlin” with “Stockholm.” Say “I live in Stockholm.”
Engla: Jag bor i Stockholm.
Matt: Now it's time for a quiz. Imagine you’re visiting Sweden and someone asks where you live. You live in New York. How would you respond?
Engla: Var bor du? (five seconds) Jag bor i New York.
Matt: Imagine you live in London. Respond to the question.
Engla: Var bor du? (five seconds) Jag bor i London.
Matt: Now imagine you live in Berlin. Answer the speaker's question.
Engla: Var bor du? (five seconds) Jag bor i Berlin.
Matt: Imagine you live in Stockholm. How would you answer?
Engla: Var bor du? (five seconds) Jag bor i Stockholm.
Matt: Now you want to ask that person where they live. Ask the question.
(5 seconds)
Engla: Var bor du?
{pause}
Matt: Now it's time to answer the question with actual information about yourself.
Engla: Var bor du?
Matt: Could you answer? Keep practicing until you have mastered the phrase! This is the end of Lesson 3.

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Monday at 06:30 PM
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Where do you live? *Try to answer in Swedish!

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Tuesday at 02:44 PM
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Hej Shekinah,

Välkommen! (Welcome!) 😁

Jag har hört att Perth är ett vackert ställe!

(I've heard that Perth is a beautiful place!)


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Shekinah
Sunday at 08:58 PM
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Hej allihopa!!


Jag heter Shekinah. Jag bor i Perth, Australien. 😄

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Monday at 07:15 PM
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Hej Hilda,

Trevligt att träffa dig också! Har du haft en trevlig jul? 😇

(Nice to meet you too! Have you had a nice Christmas?)


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Hilda Lisa Jiménez Alcántara
Friday at 02:21 PM
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Hej, jag heter Hilda ock jag bor i Santo Domingo, Dominikanska republiken.

Trevligt att traffas.

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Wednesday at 01:02 PM
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Hej Tyler,

Jag känner till Solna, det är på norra sidan av stan. Jag kommer från södra sidan. 😜

(I know Solna, it's on the north side of the city. I'm from the south side.)


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Tyler
Wednesday at 12:27 AM
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Hej Vicky


Jag bor i Solna,

Solna ligger i Stockholm


Hej do Vicky

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Monday at 06:24 PM
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Hej Bolin,

Bra jobbat! (Good job!) 😇


Var bor du? (Where do you live?)

Tycker du om att bo i Uppsala? (Do you like living in Uppsala?) 👍


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Bolin
Monday at 12:23 PM
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Hej Vad gör du?

Jag är Kontorsarbetare.

Var bo du?

Jag bor i Uppsala.

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Monday at 06:38 PM
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Hej Davi,

Jaha, Litauen! (Oh, Lithuania!)

Kan du rekommendera några fina platser att besöka? 😇

(Could you recommend any nice places to visit?)


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Davi
Tuesday at 03:31 AM
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hej Vicky :)


jag bor i Vilnius,

jag bor i Litauen ;)