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How to say hello and greetings in Swedish
How to say hello and greetings in Swedish

Do you want to learn how to say “Hello” in Swedish?

Greetings are an important part of any language because they allow you to connect and communicate with others.

If you’re planning a trip to the country or are trying to learn Swedish, keep reading to discover some of the most important greetings.

Let’s get started! 🤗

Take some time to dive into these other pages after completing this lesson: Feelings and Emotions, Swedish Vocabulary → Body parts and health → Symptoms and ..., Geography & Giving directions.

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English Swedish Transliteration in English
informal greetnig Hej Hi
informal greeting Hejsan hi sahn
informal greeting Hallå hahl laa
informal greeting Morsning mohs nihn
informal greeting Tja chah
informal greeting Tjenare cheh nah reh
informal greeting Tjena cheh nah
informal greeting Tjabba chah bah
formal greeting God dag gohl dohk
morning greeting God morgon gohl mohr gohn
how are you? Hur är det? hew ahr deht
how are you? Hur är det med dig? hew ahr deht med day
reply to Hur är det and Hur är det med dig Det är bra deht ahr brah
reply to Hur är det and Hur är det med dige Tack, det är bra tahk, deht ahr brah
how are you? Hur är läget? hew ahr lah geht
how are you? Hur står det till? hew stohr deht tihl
how are you? Hur har du det? hew hahr dou deht
how are you?, how are you feeling? Hur mår du? hew mahr brah
reply to Hur mår du Jag mår bra yohk mahr brah
reply to Hur mår du Tack, jag mår bra tahk, yohk mahr brah
reply to Hur är det, Hur står det till, Hur har du det, and Hur mår du Bra, tack brah, tahk
welcome greeting Välkommen vahl kohm mehn
noontime and early afternoon greeting (formal, not often used) God middag gohd mih dohk
afternoon and evening greeting (formal, not often used) God eftermiddag gohd ehf tehr mih dohk
evening greeting (formal, not often used) God kväll gohd kvaal
informal greeting spoken in Swedish-speaking areas of Finland [swe-eas] Morjens moh ryehns
general greeting in the Dalmål [swe-dlc] dialect (used in Dalecarlia) Góðdag goo day
morning greetingin the Dalmål [swe-dlc] dialect (used in Dalecarlia) Góðmorgun goo mohr goon
nighttime greeting in the Dalmål [swe-dlc] dialect (used in Dalecarlia) Góðnát goo naht
informal greeting in the Dalmål [swe-dlc] dialect (used in Dalecarlia) Høj hoy
general greeting in the Skånska [swe-scy] dialect (Scania region) Hallå hahl lah
daytime greeting in the Skånska [swe-scy] dialect (Scania region) Go'da goh dah
morning greeting in the Skånska [swe-scy] dialect  (Scania region) Go'maren goh mah rehn
afternoon greeting in the Skånska [swe-scy] dialect (Scania region) Go'aften goh ahf tehn
morning greeting in the Jönköping dialect of Småland Go'mon goh mohn
general daytime greeting in the Jönköping dialect of Småland Go'da goh dah
midday greeting in the Jönköping dialect of Småland Go'medda goh mehd dah
afternoon greeting in the Jönköping dialect of Småland Go'afton goh ahf tohn
nighttime greeting in the Jönköping dialect of Småland Go'natt goh naht
daytime greeting in the Götamål dialect of Värmland Go'daa goh daa
how are you? in the Götamål dialect of Värmland Höss äre mä re? hohs ah reh mah ree yah

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