Swedish | Phrases - Travel | General

General - Essentials

Can you help me, please?
Kan du vara snäll och hjälpa mig?
Asking for help
Do you speak English?
Talar du engelska?
Asking if a person speaks English
Do you speak _[language]_?
Talar du _[språk]_?
Asking if a person speaks a certain language
I don't speak_[language]_.
Jag talar inte _[språk]_.
Clarifying that you don't speak a certain language
I don't understand.
Jag förstår inte.
Explaining that you don't understand

General - Conversation

Standard greeting
Informal greeting
Good Morning!
God morgon!
Greeting used in the morning
Good Evening!
God kväll!
Greeting used in the evening
Good Night!
God natt!
Greeting used when leaving in the evening/night or before going to bed
How are you?
Hur mår du?
Polite small talk enquiring about the other person's well-being
Good, thank you.
Bra, tack.
Polite reply to 'How are you?'
What’s your name?
Vad heter du?
Asking the other person's name
My name is ___.
Jag heter ___.
Telling someone your name
Where are you from?
Var kommer du ifrån?
Asking about someone's origin
I am from___.
Jag kommer från___.
Answering about your origin
How old are you?
Hur gammal är du?
Asking about someone's age
I am___years old.
Jag är___år gammal.
Answering about your age
Positive reply
Negative reply
Filler word to add polite touch
Here you go!
Used when giving something to someone
Thank you.
Thanking someone
Thank you very much.
Tack så mycket.
Thanking someone very warmly
You're welcome.
Ingen orsak.
Politely replying to a 'thank you'
I am sorry.
Förlåt mig.
Apologizing for something
Excuse me.
Ursäkta mig.
Getting the attention of someone
It's OK.
Det är ok.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
No problem.
Inga problem.
Replying to an apology if you accept it
Watch out!
Se upp!
Making someone aware of a danger
I am hungry.
Jag är hungrig.
Used when feeling hungry
I am thirsty.
Jag är törstig.
Used when feeling thirsty
I am tired.
Jag är trött.
Used when feeling tired
I am sick.
Jag mår illa.
Used when feeling sick
I don't know.
Jag vet inte.
You don't know the answer to a question
It was nice meeting you.
Det var trevligt att träffas.
Polite good-bye phrase after first meeting
Hej då!
Saying farewell

General - Complaints

I would like to make a complaint.
Jag skulle vilja framföra ett klagomål.
Polite way of starting your complaint
Who is in charge here?
Vem är den ansvarige/a här?
Finding out who is responsible
This is totally unacceptable!
Det här är fullkomligt oacceptabelt!
Strongly expressing your dissatisfaction
I want my money back!
Jag vill ha mina pengar tillbaka!
Asking for a refund
We have been waiting for over an hour.
Vi har väntat i över en timma.
Complaining about long waiting times

General - Swearing

This food tastes like crap!
Den här maten smakar skit!
Rude way of showing displeasure with your food
This drink tastes like piss!
Den här drinken smakar piss!
Rude way of showing displeasure with a drink
This place is a shithole!
Det här stället är en håla!
Rude way of showing displeasure with an establishment
This car is a wreck!
Den här bilen är ett vrak!
Rude way of showing displeasure with a car
The service sucks!
Den här servicen suger!
Rude way of showing displeasure with the service
This is a total rip-off!
Det här är rena rama stölden!
Rudely complaining about a high price
That is bullshit!
Det där är rena skitsnacket!
Rude way of showing disbelief in something someone said
You are a stupid moron!
Du är en jubelidiot!
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her intelligence
You don't know shit!
Du vet ju inte ett smack!
Insulting a person by criticizing his/her knowledge
Piss off!
Dra åt helvete!
Rudely telling a person to leave immediately
Let's settle this outside!
Vi kan göra upp om det här utanför!
Asking a person to fight outside of an establishment