Swedish is a North Germanic language.

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The Lords Prayer in Swedish

Fader vår

Fader vår, som är i himmelen!
Helgat varde ditt namn;
tillkomme ditt rike;
ske din vilja,
såsom i himmelen, så ock på jorden;
vårt dagliga bröd giv oss i dag;
och förlåt oss våra skulder,
såsom ock vi förlåta dem oss skyldiga äro;
och inled oss icke i frestelse, utan fräls oss ifrån ondo.

The Swedish Language

Swedish has two genders common and neuter. These are labelled (t) and (n) in the phrases.

These are not related to the masculine and feminine genders of many romance languages, but rather are the remnant of a system with three genders. Two of these (masculine and feminine) have merged to become the common gender (t).

Definite and indefinite articles

Common gender nouns have the indefinite article en and neuter nouns the article ett.

The Swedish definite article is a suffix (added to the end of the noun).

For the common gender, it is en. An example is, det här är hunden 'this is the dog', with hund becoming hunden 'the dog'.'

For the neuter gender the definite article is et, for example, brev 'letter' becomes brevet 'the letter'.


Swedish is a North Germanic language and related to the following which are further divided into East and West Scandinavian branches.


Swedish phrases ordered by topic.
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