English | Phrases - Travel | General

General - Essentials

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

General - Conversation

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

General - Complaints

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

General - Swearing

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