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SwedishVocabulary0 to A1 Course → Colors and Numbers → Numbers 20-100

Introduction[edit | edit source]

In this lesson, we will continue our exploration of numbers in the Swedish language. We have already learned how to count from 0 to 20, and now we will expand our knowledge to include the numbers from 20 to 100. Understanding numbers is essential in any language, as it allows us to communicate quantities, prices, ages, and much more. By the end of this lesson, you will be able to confidently use numbers from 20 to 100 in Swedish and understand their pronunciation. So let's dive in!

Numbers 20-30[edit | edit source]

Let's start by learning the numbers from 20 to 30. These numbers follow a pattern that will help you remember them easily. Take a look at the table below:

Swedish Pronunciation English
tjugo TOO-goh twenty
tjugoen TOO-goh-ehn twenty-one
tjugotvå TOO-goh-TVOH twenty-two
tjugotre TOO-goh-TROH twenty-three
tjugofyra TOO-goh-FY-rah twenty-four
tjugofem TOO-goh-FEM twenty-five
tjugosex TOO-goh-SEKS twenty-six
tjugosju TOO-goh-SHOO twenty-seven
tjugoåtta TOO-goh-OT-tah twenty-eight
tjugonio TOO-goh-NY-yoh twenty-nine
trettio TREH-tee-oh thirty

As you can see, the numbers from 20 to 29 are formed by combining "tjugo" (twenty) with the numbers 1 to 9. Notice that the pronunciation of "tjugo" changes slightly when combined with other numbers. For example, "tjugoen" (twenty-one) is pronounced as "TOO-goh-ehn" instead of "TOO-goh-en." This change in pronunciation helps to maintain a smooth flow of speech.

Numbers 30-100[edit | edit source]

Now let's move on to the numbers from 30 to 100. These numbers follow a similar pattern to those from 20 to 30. Take a look at the table below:

Swedish Pronunciation English
trettio TREH-tee-oh thirty
trettioett TREH-tee-oh-ehT thirty-one
trettiotvå TREH-tee-oh-TVOH thirty-two
trettiotre TREH-tee-oh-TROH thirty-three
trettiofyra TREH-tee-oh-FY-rah thirty-four
trettiofem TREH-tee-oh-FEM thirty-five
trettiosex TREH-tee-oh-SEKS thirty-six
trettiosju TREH-tee-oh-SHOO thirty-seven
trettioåtta TREH-tee-oh-OT-tah thirty-eight
trettionio TREH-tee-oh-NY-yoh thirty-nine
fyrtio FEER-tee-oh forty
femtio FEM-tee-oh fifty
sextio SEKS-tee-oh sixty
sjuttio SHOO-tee-oh seventy
åttio OT-tee-oh eighty
nittio NY-tee-oh ninety
hundra HOON-drah one hundred

Similar to the numbers from 20 to 29, the numbers from 30 to 39 are formed by combining "trettio" (thirty) with the numbers 1 to 9. The pattern continues for the numbers 40 to 90, where the base number is combined with the suffix "-tio" (ten). For example, "fyrtio" (forty) is formed by combining "fyra" (four) with "-tio" (ten). Finally, "hundra" (one hundred) is used to represent the number 100.

Pronunciation Tips[edit | edit source]

Swedish pronunciation can be challenging, especially when it comes to numbers. Here are some general tips to help you pronounce the numbers from 20 to 100 correctly:

1. Pay attention to the stressed syllable: In Swedish, each word has a stressed syllable, and the pronunciation of a word can change depending on which syllable is stressed. Make sure to listen carefully to the audio recordings and pay attention to the stressed syllable in each number.

2. Practice vowel sounds: Swedish has a variety of vowel sounds that may be unfamiliar to English speakers. Take some time to practice the different vowel sounds, such as "oh," "eh," "oo," and "ah." This will help you pronounce the numbers accurately.

3. Listen to native speakers: One of the best ways to improve your pronunciation is by listening to native Swedish speakers. Try to find online resources or language exchange partners who can help you practice the pronunciation of numbers and other words in Swedish.

Cultural Insights[edit | edit source]

In Swedish culture, numbers are used in various contexts, including telling time, giving directions, and shopping. When telling time, Swedes use a 24-hour clock system, which means that they count the hours from 0 to 24. For example, 2:00 PM is expressed as "kl. 14" (14:00) in Swedish. This system is commonly used in official contexts, such as train schedules and business meetings.

In addition, numbers play a significant role in Swedish folklore and superstitions. For example, the number 13 is considered unlucky in many cultures, but in Sweden, it is the number 7 that is associated with bad luck. It is customary in Sweden to avoid scheduling important events or making significant decisions on the seventh day of the month or any multiple of seven.

Exercises[edit | edit source]

Now it's time to practice what you have learned! Complete the following exercises to reinforce your understanding of the numbers from 20 to 100 in Swedish:

Exercise 1: Write the following numbers in Swedish: 1. 45 2. 68 3. 82 4. 97 5. 100

Exercise 2: Listen to the audio recording and write down the numbers you hear.

Exercise 3: Translate the following English numbers into Swedish: 1. Seventy-three 2. Fifty-six 3. Ninety-nine 4. Twenty-five 5. Eighty-four

Solutions[edit | edit source]

Exercise 1: 1. 45 - fyrtiofem 2. 68 - sextioåtta 3. 82 - åttiotvå 4. 97 - nittiosju 5. 100 - hundra

Exercise 2: (Listen to the audio recording and write down the numbers you hear.)

Exercise 3: 1. Seventy-three - sjuttiotre 2. Fifty-six - femtiosex 3. Ninety-nine - nittionio 4. Twenty-five - tjugofem 5. Eighty-four - åttiofyra

Conclusion[edit | edit source]

Congratulations! You have successfully learned the numbers from 20 to 100 in Swedish. Understanding numbers is a fundamental skill in any language, and now you can confidently use numbers to communicate quantities, prices, ages, and more. Keep practicing your pronunciation and listening skills to further improve your Swedish language abilities. In the next lesson, we will explore numbers above 100 and learn how to say and write larger numbers in Swedish. Lycka till (Good luck)!

Videos[edit | edit source]

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