#1
Hey UG,

I may be going to Sweden next year to study for about 6 months. I would like to be able to speak the lingo a bit before going there. Does anyone of any good books or learning programs for English speakers wanting to learn Swedish?

Cheers.
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#4
Pimsleur .. it gets the pronunciation down pretty good. Use it at the same time with Assimil Swedish (If there is one) .. you'll be laughing in no time.

Like a Swede.

Stay away from Rosetta Stone .. it's just smart marketing.
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#6
The one I posted is great. And I'm Swedish.
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If only I were the only one at home right now. I don't need my parents asking who Mr. Wiggles is.
#7
a useful phrase:
"Jag gillar att onanera i grupp med andra män"
It means
"You are a very beautiful girl"
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#8
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Ah, so män in Swedish means girl?


Yup.
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Shooting your friends with a real gun is a definite faux pas.

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If only I were the only one at home right now. I don't need my parents asking who Mr. Wiggles is.
#9
Thanks for the tips. I'll check them out. Watching Swedish TV will probably help a lot too I reckon. Seen a couple of Swedish films and they were pretty good. Better than the average American film.
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a useful phrase:
"Jag gillar att onanera i grupp med andra män"
It means
"You are a very beautiful girl"

Oh no no no no no
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#11
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Oh no no no no no


Oh yes yes yes yes yes.

All makt åt Tengil is a good phrase. Basically a phrase to use when you're really happy or so.
sometimes I see us in a cymbal splash or in the sound of a car crash
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#12
"Min röv är en skattkammare".

Usually said as a reply to "How are you?"
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Shooting your friends with a real gun is a definite faux pas.

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Professor Plum in the Studio with a new Amp

Quote by snipelfritz
If only I were the only one at home right now. I don't need my parents asking who Mr. Wiggles is.
#15
Quote by Ylasto
a useful phrase:
"Jag gillar att onanera i grupp med andra män"
It means
"You are a very beautiful girl"

Nono, he's trying to fool you .. "män" means man, so it means you are a very beautiful man.

Here's the real translation:
"Jag gillar att onanera i grupp med andra hundar"

You're welcome.
#17
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Of course in less formal speech "Jag gillar att onanera andra hundar i grupp"

Well, this is better in situations where you are talking to a stranger, or someone you don't know very well.

But if it's someone you know, you should use the one further up in the thread.
#19
These guys are just trolling you... if you use any of the phrases they've suggested you'd probably get arrested. If you want to learn swedish I suggest rosetta stone, and maybe there are apps for it for your phone.

Useful phrases:

Hello = Hallå
How are you? = Hur mår du?
I'm fine, thanks = Jag mår bra, tack
I don't know where I live = Jag vet inte var jag bor
The weather is nice = Vädret är fint
You have beautiful eyes = Du har vackra ögon
I don't know = Jag vet inte
Jag pratar inte Svenska = I don't speak Swedish
My name is [your name] and I just moved in here = Jag heter Lotta och jag gillar att gå på potta
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#20
I seem to be able to understand Swedish. It's weird because I've never been there, I don't know any Swedish people and I've never had lessons.

Rosetta Stone is crap.
#21
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These guys are just trolling you... if you use any of the phrases they've suggested you'd probably get arrested. If you want to learn swedish I suggest rosetta stone, and maybe there are apps for it for your phone.

Useful phrases:

Hello = Hallå
How are you? = Hur mår du?
I'm fine, thanks = Jag mår bra, tack
I don't know where I live = Jag vet inte var jag bor
The weather is nice = Vädret är fint
You have beautiful eyes = Du har vackra ögon
I don't know = Jag vet inte
Jag pratar inte Svenska = I don't speak Swedish
My name is [your name] and I just moved in here = Jag heter Lotta och jag gillar att gå på potta

Bah! Way to ruin our fun ..

#22
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My name is [your name] and I just moved in here = Jag heter Lotta och jag gillar att gå på potta




Which one are you saying he should use?
sometimes I see us in a cymbal splash or in the sound of a car crash
#23
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Bah! Way to ruin our fun ..



I just don't want him to get deported

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Which one are you saying he should use?


? Which one what?
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#24
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"Min röv är en skattkammare".

Usually said as a reply to "How are you?"

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#26
I like this guy's blog, and his language hacking guide looks good. It can be acquired from pitrates if you have no money, but if you do find it useful then you should buy a copy retrospectively or donate the price of the guide.
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#27
I can't help much for the old lingo, but if you want to learn how to feed yourself without looking like a stupid foreigner, pay attention to this lot:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d-qENAaNbM
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#29
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I just don't want him to get deported


I think most Finns would find it quite humorous if a person got deported from Sweden for saying "Min röv är en skattkammare"
#30
I only know a few basic phrases and I also got a bar of chocolate for learning "Sju sjösjuka sjömän sköttes av sju sköna sjuksköterskor på skeppet Shanghai" from someone who taught us the most basic stuff. Yay.
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#31
You should really be fine with English, most people in Sweden and Finland know English pretty well.

And don't listen to these dankish beetle-headed moldwarps.
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#32
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You should really be fine with English, most people in Sweden and Finland know English pretty well.
And don't listen to these dankish beetle-headed moldwarps.
I second that. We've been presented the camp where we stayed for one night by a nine-year old in fluent english.
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#33
On my honour as a Swede, i hereby confirm that all translations in this thread is 100% correct, especially "Min röv är en skattkammare".
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#36
fyra fittor med lök tack.

Some swedish girl told me to say that to this random other girl .. so I did .. there were no words .. she just kinda rearranged her face slightly .. attempted to smile and just shuffled nervously away .. into the darkness and gone forever .. shame.
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