Welcome to Björn Engdahl's Swedish course

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If you prefer reading this course in another language, click on one of the flags below. My warmest thanks to all of you who have translated the course into all the languages below!

Spanish version by José Alejandro Pérez Sánchez GERMAN version by Uwe Zimmerman
DUTCH version by Edith Raats. FRENCH version ny Jean-Pierre Tanguay
POLISH version by Adam Stalinski GREEK version by Panagiotis Zigouris
Russian RUSSIAN version by Olga Kalashnikova


Hi, my name is Björn Engdahl and I live in Stockholm, Sweden. I've seen a couple of homepages teaching a language, so I descided to make one on Swedish.

Swedish is spoken by approximately 9 million people in Sweden and some 300 000 in Finland. Written Swedish is quite similar to German and Dutch; Norwegians and Swedes understand each other perfectly. What is difficult (at first) and characteristic with the Swedish language is the pronunciation. I therefore suggest you take a brief look at the Swedish pronunciation guide before starting with the lessons.

If you have any opinions, comments or whatever on this page, don't hesitate to email me at

This page is provided by me personally. I've spent my spare time writing this down, and hence, no copying whatsoever may be made of this page.

The course

Swedish pronunciation guide(A description of the pronunciation of the Swedish language)

Lesson 1 (Nouns - indefinite article, Numbers 1-10, Basic words, Verbs - Infinitive and Present tense)

Lesson 2 (Nouns - definite form, Posing questions)

Lesson 3 (Plural, Adjectives, Numbers 10-100)

Lesson 4 (Negations, Possessive and Objective pronouns, Genitive, Telling the Time)

Lesson 5 (Compare, Imperfect and Perfect tense.)

Lesson 6 (Participles, Passive form, The future, Numbers 100- ...)

Lesson 7 (Auxiliary verbs, Adverbs, Word order, Reflexives, the Imperative)

Irregular verbs (List of common Swedish irregular verbs)

Final exam (Test your skills in Swedish with this new enhanced test! Requires JavaScript.)

Listen to the Swedish anthem The words

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Last updated the 27th of March

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