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Allthough locals always appreciate it when you attempt a few words in their language, it's not that neccesary in sweden as all swedes learn english at School. But it's a nice icebreaker, If you start of with some words in broken swedish we don't have to feel embarrased for our pronunciation.
Here are some phrases:
Thanks! = Tack!
What's your name? = Vad heter du? vard (t)heatre doo?
A pint of lager please = En stor stark tack " En(field) (a)stor star+c(at) tack(y)"
Where is the restroom? = Var är toaletten? "Va(ncouve)r air too+a+let+ten?" ( We don't beat around the bush here .)
Look, a polarbear! = Titta, en isbjörn! "Tit+a en(field) is+b(e)+yearn!" (There are none, except at Kolmården Zoo.)
Where can I buy a cuckoo clock? = Var kan jag köpa ett gökur? " Va(ncouve)r ca(t)-n(ap) Ya(rd)+(fro)g chu(rch)+pa(rcel) (toil)et Yea(rn)+cur(e)?" (Probably in switzerland.)
Where is the drugstore? = Var är apoteket " Va(ncouve)r air apo(stle)+(disco)theque+(l)et?"
The check please! = Notan Tack!
Hello = Hej
Goodbye = Hej då