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Swedish Grammar - Give your Opinion

Hi Swedish learners! 😊
In this lesson, we will focus on how to give your opinion in Swedish. It is an essential skill because it allows you to express yourself and communicate your thoughts and feelings with confidence. By the end of this lesson, you will be able to express your opinion in various ways, including using idioms and expressions.

Opinion Phrases[edit | edit source]

When expressing your opinion in Swedish, there are different phrases that you can use depending on the context and formality level. Here are some useful phrases to consider:

Swedish Pronunciation English
Jag tycker att... 'jag 'tykɛr at I think that...
Enligt mig... 'ɛnlikt mɪɡ According to me/To me,...
För min del... fœr mɪn del As far as I'm concerned,...
Enligt min åsikt... 'ɛnlikt mɪn 'ɔ:sɪkt In my opinion,...
Jag anser att... 'jag 'ansɛr at I consider that...

Examples[edit | edit source]

To better understand how to use these phrases, let's see some examples:

  • Person 1: Vad tycker du om filmen? (What do you think about the movie?)
  • Person 2: Jag tycker att den var bra. (I think that it was good)
  • Person 1: Enligt dig, vad är den bästa lösningen? (According to you, what is the best solution?)
  • Person 2: Enligt mig, den bästa lösningen är att... (To me, the best solution is to...)
  • Person 1: Vilken bok gillar du mest? (Which book do you like the most?)
  • Person 2: För min del, jag gillar 'Män som hatar kvinnor'. (As far as I'm concerned, I like 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo'.)
  • Person 1: Enligt din åsikt, vilket parti är bäst för landet? (In your opinion, which party is best for the country?)
  • Person 2: Enligt min åsikt, jag tror att... (In my opinion, I believe that...)
  • Person 1: Vad anser du om klimatförändringarna? (What do you think about climate change?)
  • Person 2: Jag anser att det är en allvarlig fråga som behöver lösas. (I consider that it is a serious issue that needs to be solved.)

More Opinion Expressions[edit | edit source]

Apart from the basic phrases for giving opinions, there are several idioms and expressions that you can use to convey your thoughts and feelings more effectively. Here are some examples:

Swedish Pronunciation English
Det är bara en åsikt. dɛt ɛr ɓa:ra ɛn 'ɔ:sɪkt It's just an opinion.
Jag skulle vilja påstå att... jag 'ʃɵlɛ vɪlja 'po:stɔ at I would like to argue that...
En bild säger mer än tusen ord. ɛn bɪld 'sɛjɛr mɛr ɛn 'tu:sɛn u:rd A picture is worth a thousand words
Jag är helt och hållet emot det. jag ɛ:r hɛlt ɔk 'hol:ɛt e'mu:t dɛt I'm totally against it.
Det är inte min grej. dɛt ɛr 'ɪntɛ me:n 'grej It's not my thing.

Examples in Context[edit | edit source]

Let's see how to use these expressions in context:

  • Person 1: Jag tycker att vinet är för dyrt. (I think that the wine is too expensive.)
  • Person 2: Det är bara en åsikt. (It's just an opinion.)
  • Person 1: Jag skulle vilja påstå att Sverige har ett av de bästa utbildningssystemen i världen. (I would like to argue that Sweden has one of the best education systems in the world.)
  • Person 2: Det stämmer faktiskt. (That's actually true.)
  • Person 1: Vad tycker du om konst? (What do you think about art?)
  • Person 2: En bild säger mer än tusen ord. (A picture is worth a thousand words.)
  • Person 1: Är du för eller emot att införa strängare miljölagar? (Are you for or against implementing stricter environmental laws?)
  • Person 2: Jag är helt och hållet emot det. (I'm totally against it.)
  • Person 1: Vill du prova på att klättra i berg? (Do you want to try rock climbing?)
  • Person 2: Det är inte min grej. (It's not my thing.)

Conclusion[edit | edit source]

In conclusion, giving your opinion in Swedish is an important skill to have when communicating with others. By using the right phrases and expressions, you can convey your thoughts and feelings effectively and clearly. Don't be afraid to practice and ask for feedback from native speakers. To improve your Swedish language, you can also use the Polyglot Club website. Find native speakers and ask them any questions!

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Congratulations on finishing this lesson! Explore these related pages to keep learning: Be Polite & How to Talk About How Something Smells.

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