Last modified on 25 March 2014, at 18:50

Swedish/Vocabulary

How to use this vocabularyEdit

All the conjugation forms of verbs, nouns and adjectives have been given here.

If the ending of the word has been, at some point, divided with a slash (/), it means that the ending has to be attached to the word by dropping the following letter(s) separated by the slash from the rest of the word.

E.g. en abborr/e, -en, -ar, -arna should become en abborre, abborren, abborrar, abborrarna. Notice how the "e" in abborre is dropped, leaving the stem "abborr", to which the endings -en, -ar or -arna are attached.

If there is no dividing slash at some point in the end of a noun or a verb, the ending is directly attached to the word. E.g. en arm, -en, -ar, -arna becomes en arm, armen, armar, armarna.

Also notice that en and ett are both articles and are dealt with in the grammar section.

Contents: Top - 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

AEdit

  • abborr/e, -en, -ar, -arna (/abore/) -- n. perch
  • absolut -- n. absolute, definite
  • affär, -en, -er, -erna -- n. business, shop, store
  • afton, -en -- n. evening
  • akta, -de, -t -- v. be careful with, take care of
  • alla -- pron. all, everyone
  • allihop -- pron. all of us
  • allmos/a, -an, -or, -orna (/almu:sa/) -- n. alms
  • allt -- pron. all, everything
  • alltid -- adv. always
  • alm, -en, -ar, -arna (/alm/) -- n. elm
  • annan -- pron. other, another one
  • ansikte, -t, -n, -na (/ansikte/) -- n. face
  • använda -- v. use, employ
  • ap/a, -n, -or, -orna -- monkey
  • arbet/a, -ar, -ade, -at (/arbe:eta/) -- v. work
  • arbete, -t, -n, -na (/arbe:ete/) -- n. work
  • arg (/arj/) -- adj. angry
  • arm, -en, -ar, -arna (/arm/) -- n. arm
  • ask, -en, -ar, -arna (/ask/) -- n. ash (living tree)
  • aska, -n (/aska/) -- n. ash (burnt tree)
  • askkopp, -en, -ar, -arna (/askop/) -- n. ashtray
  • asp, -en, -ar, -arna (/asp/) -- n. aspen

BEdit

  • bad/a, -ar, -ade, -at -- bath v.
  • ett badkar, -et, badkar, -en -- bathtub
  • bak/a, -ar, -ade, -at -- bake v.
  • en balj/a, -an, -or, -orna -- tub, bowl
  • bandspelar/e, -(e)n -- tape recorder
  • en bank, -en, -er, -erna -- bank
  • en bankomat, -en, -er, -erna -- ATM (one of two brands in Sweden)
  • ett barn, -et, barn, -en -- child
  • ett ben, -et, ben, -en -- leg; bone
  • berg, -et, berg, -en -- mountain
  • en berg-och-dalban/a, -an, -or, -orna -- rollercoaster
  • en bil, -en, -ar, -arna (short for automobil) -- car
  • en bild, -en, -er, -erna -- image, picture
  • en, bildskärm, -en, -ar, -arna -- monitor (CRT)
  • en biljett, -en, -er, -erna -- ticket
  • billig, -t, -a -- cheap
  • en björn, -en, -ar, -arna -- bear
  • en blixt, -en, -ar, -arna -- flash
  • en blomm/a, -an, -or, -orna -- flower
  • en blomkruk/a, -an, -or, -orna -- flower pot
  • bly, -(e)t -- lead
  • bläck, -et -- ink
  • en bläckfisk, -en, -ar, -arna -- octopus
  • en bok, -en, -ar, -arna -- beech
  • en bok, -en, böck/er, -erna -- book
  • en bokhyll/a, -an, -or, orna -- bookshelf
  • ett bord, -et, bord, -en -- table
  • brännvin, -et -- vodka
  • ett bröd, -et, bröd, -en -- bread
  • en buss, -en, -ar, -arna -- bus
  • en busshållplats, -en, -er, -erna -- bus stop
  • en bärsärk, -en, -ar, -arna -- berserker
  • ett par byxor, -orna -- a pair of trousers

CEdit

  • en central, -en -- center, central station
  • centrum -- center
  • en chaufför -- driver, chauffeur
  • chef -- boss, head, manager
  • choklad -- chocolate
  • cirk/el, -eln, -lar, -larna -- a circle
  • cirkla -- to circle (verb)
  • en citron, -en, -er, -erna -- lemon
  • en cyk/el, -eln, -lar, -larna -- bicycle

DEdit

  • dag -- day
  • dagbok -- diary, journal
  • dagis -- daycare center
  • dagg -- dew
  • daggmask -- earthworm
  • dal -- valley
  • dam -- lady
  • damm -- (1) dust (2) pond (3) damm
  • dammsugare -- vacuum cleaner
  • danmark -- denmark
  • dansa -- dance
  • dator -- computer
  • dass -- outhouse or toilet (esp. outdoor, non-WC)
  • decennium -- decade
  • del -- portion, part, section, share
  • dela -- divide, share
  • deras -- their
  • dikt -- poem
  • din -- your
  • diska -- wash up, do the dishes
  • djup -- deep
  • djur -- animal
  • dricka --drink
  • dröm, -en, -ar, -arna -- dream
  • du -- you
  • ett dund/er -ret -er -ren -- thunder
  • dyr -- expensive
  • då -- then, at that time, in those days
  • dålig -- bad, poor, weak
  • där -- there
  • därför -- so, therefore
  • därifrån -- from there
  • dö, dog, dött -- die

EEdit

  • efter -- after, behind
  • egen -- own
  • egenskap -- quality, characteristic
  • ej -- not
  • ek -- oak
  • eka -- small, oar propulsed wooden boat
  • eka -- echo v.
  • ekhjul -- oak wheel
  • eko -- echo
  • ekonomi -- economy
  • ekorre -- squirrel
  • elak -- naughty, evil, wicked
  • eld -- fire
  • elev -- student, pupil
  • eller -- or
  • emot -- against
  • enda -- only
  • enkel -- simple, easy
  • ensam -- alone, solitary
  • er -- your, yours
  • erfarenhet -- experience

FEdit

  • falsk -- false
  • familj -- family
  • farlig -- dangerous
  • fatta -- catch, grasp
  • fel -- wrong
  • fest -- party, feast
  • festa -- have a good time, party v
  • fika -- have some coffee, coffee break
  • fjäder -- feather
  • fjäll -- a mountain with bare top in the Nordic countries
  • flod -- river (outside the Nordic countries)
  • fluga -- fly n.
  • flyga -- fly v.
  • flygplan -- aeroplane
  • flygplats -- airport
  • fläsk -- pork
  • folk -- people
  • fot -- foot
  • frisk -- well, healthy, not sick
  • fråga -- question n
  • fråga -r -de -t -- ask
  • fura -- pine tree. the word tall is more common.
  • furu -- pine wood
  • fusk -- cheating
  • få, fick, fått -- get
  • fågel -- bird
  • får -- sheep
  • färsk -- fresh
  • förstå -- understand
  • förälska -- fall in love

GEdit

  • gaff/el, -eln, -lar, -larna -- Fork
  • galen -- mad, crazy
  • gammal -- old, ancient
  • gat/a, -an, -or, -orna -- Street
  • ge, gav, givit (col. "gett") -- give, grant
  • genast -- at once, immediately
  • genom -- through, by way of, thanks to
  • gifta sig, gifte sig, gift sig -- marry oneself
  • glad -- happy, pleased, delighted
  • glas, -en, -ar, -arna -- Glass
  • glass -- Ice cream
  • glädje -- joy, delight, happiness
  • glöm/ma, -de, -t -- forget
  • god -- good, nice, pleasant
  • godis, -et, (no pl.) -- Candy
  • golv, -et, -, -en -- floor
  • grann/e, -en, -ar, -arna -- neighbor
  • gran, -en, -ar, -arna -- Spruce
  • grej, -en, -er, -erna -- (jargon) thing, gadget
  • gris, -en, -ar, -arna -- Pig
  • grisa, -de, -t -- (1) What a sow does when she gets piglets. (2) To behave like a pig, typically in conjunction to a party.
  • griskulting, -en, -ar, -arna -- Piglet
  • grod/a, -an, -or, -orna -- Frog
  • gräns, -en, -er, -erna -- boundary, border
  • grön -- green
  • gubb/e, -en, -ar, -arna -- Old man
  • gud, -en, -ar, -arna -- (a) god
  • Gud -- God
  • guld, -et, (no pl.) -- Gold
  • gumm/a, -an, -or, -orna -- old woman
  • gyllene -- Golden
  • gå, gick, gått -- walk
  • göra, gjorde, gjort -- do, make

HEdit

  • ha, hade, haft -- have
  • hals, -en, -ar, -arna -- neck, throat
  • halsa, -de, -t -- (jargon) drink directly from a bottle,
  • halv -- half
  • hand, -en, händer, -na -- hand
  • handduk, -en, -ar, -arna -- towel
  • handla, -de, -t -- shop, trade, deal, do business v
  • hans -- his
  • hat, -et, (no pl.) -- hatred
  • hav, -et, -, -en -- sea, ocean
  • hembränt, -, (no pl.) -- Moonshine (i.e. home made vodka)
  • hej! -- hi!
  • hel -- whole, full, complete
  • heller -- either
  • helvete, -t, -n, -na -- hell
  • hem, -et, -, -en -- home
  • herr/e, -en, -ar, -arna -- gentleman, man
  • hinna, hann, hunnit -- reach, get, find
  • hit -- here
  • hitta, -de, -t -- find
  • hjort, -en, -ar, -arna -- deer
  • hjälp -- help, assistance
  • hjälp/a, -te, -t -- help, aid
  • hjärta, -t, -n, -na -- heart
  • hon -- she, her
  • hund, -en, -ar, -arna -- dog
  • hur -- how
  • hus, -et, -, -en -- house
  • hyr/a, -de, -t -- rent, hire
  • hål, -et, -, -en -- hole
  • hår -- hair
  • härifrån -- from here
  • högskol/a, -an, -or, -orna -- college of higher learning
  • hök, -en, -ar, -arna -- hawk
  • hön/a, -an, -or, -orna -- hen
  • hör/a, -de, -t -- hear, learn, be told

IEdit

  • Ilska -- Anger
  • Ingenjör -- Engineer
  • Inget -- Nothing
  • Inte -- Not
  • Intighet -- Void
  • Illa -- badly
  • Is -- ice
  • Iller -- polecat
  • Iskall -- as cold as ice
  • Italien -- Italy

JEdit

  • Jacka -- Jacket
  • Jaga -- Hunt v.
  • Jakt -- Hunt n.
  • Jord -- Soil/Dirt
  • Jorden -- The Earth
  • Järn -- Iron
  • Järnväg -- Rail road
  • Järv -- Wolverine

KEdit

  • kaffe, -t, (no pl.) -- coffee
  • katt, -en, -er, -erna -- cat
  • kattung/e, -en, -ar, -arna -- kitten
  • kalv, -en, -ar, -arna -- calf
  • kniv, -en, -ar, -arna -- knife
  • ko, -n, -r, -rna -- cow
  • kontinent, -en, -er, -erna -- continent
  • Kontinenten -- Europe minus the Nordic countries (often including Denmark)
  • krabb/a, -an, -or, -orna -- crab
  • kräft/a, -an, -or, -orna -- crayfish
  • kräft/a, -an, -or, -orna -- cancer (medic, obsolete: instead use Cancer /kanser/)
  • kräftan -- Cancer (zodiac)
  • kvinn/a, -an, -or, -orna -- woman
  • kyckling, -en, -ar, -arna -- chicken
  • kär -- in love
  • kärlek, -en, -ar, -arna -- love n.
  • kök, -et, -, -en -- kitchen
  • kött, -et, (no pl.) -- meat
  • kör, -en -- choir
  • kam, -en -- comb
  • kamel, -en -- camel
  • kille, -en -- boy

LEdit

  • Lampa -- Lamp
  • Land -- Land, Country
  • Lax -- Salmon
  • Leka -- Play
  • Lycka -- Happiness
  • Läka -- Heal
  • Läkare -- Doctor (physician)
  • Läxa -- Homework
  • Läsa -- read
  • Lämna -- leave

MEdit

  • Majs -- Corn
  • Man -- Man
  • Mardröm -- Nightmare
  • Mark -- Ground
  • Maskin -- Machine
  • Mat -- Food
  • Mejla -- E-mail v.
  • Minut -- Minute
  • Minuten -- ATM (one of two brands in Sweden)
  • Misstag -- Mistake
  • Mint -- Mint (flavor)
  • Mjöd -- Mead
  • Mjöl -- Flour
  • Mjölk -- Milk
  • Mobba -- Bully
  • Mobbning -- Bullying
  • Mynt -- Coin n.
  • Mynta -- (1) Coin v. (2) Mint (herb)
  • Månad -- Month
  • Måne -- Moon

NEdit

  • Natt -- Night
  • Nord -- North n.
  • Norden -- The Nordic Countries
  • Norge -- Norway
  • Norr -- North prep.
  • Norrman -- Norwegian
  • Norska -- Norwegian (language or woman)
  • Ny -- New
  • Nybörjare -- Beginner, Novice, N00b, Newbie
  • Nyhet -- News
  • Nyheterna -- The news
  • Nätet -- The (Inter)Net

OEdit

  • Olycka -- Accident, Misfortune
  • Ondska -- Evil
  • Orkan -- Hurricane
  • Orm -- Snake
  • Ost -- Cheese
  • Otur -- Bad luck
  • Ond -- evil
  • Ostron -- oyster
  • Om -- if
  • Oss -- us

PEdit

  • Paket -- Parcel, Package
  • Pengar -- Money
  • Pris -- prize
  • Plastpåse -- plastic bag
  • Pojke -- boy
  • Paj -- pie
  • Påsk -- Easter

QEdit

  • Qatar -- Qatar

REdit

  • Rak -- Straight
  • Ren -- Reindeer
  • Rep -- Rope
  • Rike -- State, Country, Realm
  • Ris -- Rice
  • Rum -- Room; Space (in mathematics)
  • Rymd -- Space
  • Rymden -- Space (the Universe)
  • Råtta -- Rat
  • Rät -- Straight
  • Rätt -- Right, Correct
  • Rättighet -- Right jur. De mänskliga rättigheterna. (The human rights)

SEdit

  • se, såg, sett -- See
  • sekel -- century
  • sekund -- second
  • silver -- silver
  • sked -- spoon
  • skjorta -- shirt
  • sko -- shoe
  • skola -- school
  • skorsten -- chimney
  • skott -- Shot
  • skottkärra -- Wheelbarrow
  • skottland -- Scotland
  • skottår -- Leap year
  • slang -- hose
  • slang -- slang
  • slut -- end, finish n. (and vulgarly adj.)
  • sluta, -de, -t -- end, finish, stop v.
  • slända -- distaff
  • slända -- an insect in the order of Odonata, such as dragonflies and damselflies.
  • smak -- taste, flavor n.
  • smaka, -de, -t -- taste v.
  • SMS -- SMS n.
  • SMS:a -- SMS v.
  • sol -- sun
  • sova, sov, sovit -- Sleep v.
  • spel -- game
  • spårvagn -- tram
  • spöke -- ghost
  • stav -- staff
  • stjärna -- star
  • stjärnbild -- constellation
  • stjärntecken -- astrological sign
  • ström -- Stream, Current; Electric power. Vi har ingen ström! (We have no power!)
  • stål -- steel
  • suga -- suck
  • svensk -- Swede, Swedish adj.
  • svenska -- Swedish (language or woman)
  • Sverige (/sværje/) -- Sweden
  • syd -- south prep.
  • synd -- sin; Pity. Vad synd! (That's a shame!)
  • syrsa -- cricket (insect)
  • såg -- saw, sawmill
  • söder -- south n.
  • sömn -- sleep n.

TEdit

  • ta, tog, tagit -- take
  • tall, -en, -ar, -arna -- Pine tree
  • tallrik, -en, -ar, -arna -- Plate
  • tenn -- Tin
  • tennsoldat, -en, -er, -erna -- Tin soldier
  • tid, -en, -er, -erna -- Time
  • timme, -en, -ar, -arna -- Hour
  • toa, -n, (no pl.) -- Toilett
  • toalett, -en, -er, -erna -- Toilett
  • troll, -et, -, -en -- Troll
  • trolla, -de, -t -- Do (stage) magic
  • trollsländ/a, -an, -or, -orna -- Dragonfly
  • träd, -et, -, -en -- Tree
  • tunnelban, -en, -er, -erna -- Subway
  • tupp, -en, -ar, -arna -- Rooster
  • tur, -en, -er, -erna -- Good luck
  • Tyskland -- Germany
  • tåg, -et, -, -en -- Train
  • tågstation, -en, -er, -erna -- Train station

UEdit

  • Ull -- Wool (sheep hair)
  • Undulat -- Budgerigar
  • Universitet -- University
  • Upplevelse -- (an enjoyable) Experience
  • Ute -- Outside
  • Utrikes -- Abroad, Overseas
  • Uggla -- owl

V, WEdit

  • Vatten -- Water
  • Webben -- The (World Wide) Web
  • Vecka -- Week
  • Vin -- Wine
  • Väg -- Way, Road
  • Vänstersväng -- Left turn
  • Värld -- World
  • Väst -- West prep.
  • Väster -- West n.
  • Växa -- Grow
  • Växt -- Plant

XEdit

  • Xylofon -- Xylophone

YEdit

  • Yxa -- Axe
  • Yrke -- Occupation
  • Ylle -- Wool (textile)
  • Ytterdörr -- front door

ZEdit

  • Zooma -- Zoom v.
  • Zebra -- zebra

ÅEdit

  • en å, -n, -ar, -arna -- river
  • ett år, -et, år, -en -- year
  • århundrade, -t, -n -- century
  • årtionde, -t, -n -- decade
  • årtusende, -t, -n -- millennium
  • en år/a, -an, -or, -orna -- oar
  • en åsikt, -en, -er, -erna -- opinion; vara av samma åsikt med ngn (to agree with smbd); vara av annan åsikt med ngn (to disagree with smbd)
  • en åsk/a, -an, -or, -orna -- thunder

ÄEdit

  • Älg -- Moose
  • Älska -- Love v.
  • Älv -- River (in the Nordic Countries)
  • Älva -- Female elf
  • Ände -- End (of something physical, such as a rope)
  • Äpple -- Apple
  • Äta -- Eat

(skol)Ämne -- subjekt

ÖEdit

  • Ö -- Island
  • Öl -- Beer
  • Örn -- Eagle
  • Öst -- East prep.
  • Öster -- East n.
  • Önska -- Wish v.
  • Önskning -- Wish n.