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◀️ Numbers 20-100 — Previous Lesson Next Lesson — Swedish customs ▶️

SwedishVocabulary0 to A1 Course → Colors and Numbers → Numbers above 100

Introduction[edit | edit source]

Welcome to the lesson on numbers above 100 in Swedish! In this lesson, we will continue our exploration of Swedish numbers and learn how to say and write numbers above 100. Being able to express numbers is an essential skill in any language, and it allows us to communicate effectively in various contexts, such as talking about age, time, quantities, and more. By the end of this lesson, you will be able to confidently use numbers above 100 in Swedish conversations and written texts.

To help you grasp the material, we will start with an overview of the numbers from 0 to 100, which we have covered in previous lessons. We will then dive into the specific rules and patterns for numbers above 100, including pronunciation and writing. Throughout the lesson, I will provide clear explanations, plenty of examples, and exercises for you to practice what you have learned.

Let's get started!

Numbers 0-100: A Quick Review[edit | edit source]

Before we move on to numbers above 100, let's quickly review the numbers from 0 to 100 in Swedish. These numbers form the foundation for understanding larger numbers, so it's important to have a solid grasp of them.

Here is a table with the numbers from 0 to 20:

Swedish Pronunciation English
noll [nɔl] zero
ett [ɛt] one
två [tvoː] two
tre [treː] three
fyra [fyːra] four
fem [fɛm] five
sex [sɛks] six
sju [ɧʉː] seven
åtta [ɔtːa] eight
nio [niː] nine
tio [ˈtuː] ten
elva [ˈɛlːva] eleven
tolv [tɔlv] twelve
tretton [ˈtrɛtɔn] thirteen
fjorton [ˈfjɔʈɔn] fourteen
femton [ˈfɛmʈɔn] fifteen
sexton [ˈsɛksʈɔn] sixteen
sjutton [ˈɧʉːtɔn] seventeen
arton [ˈɑːʈɔn] eighteen
nitton [ˈniːtɔn] nineteen
tjugo [ˈtjuːɡʊ] twenty

As you can see, the numbers from 0 to 20 have their own unique names, with some exceptions like "tio" (ten) and "tjugo" (twenty).

Now, let's continue with the numbers from 20 to 100. In Swedish, these numbers follow a pattern where the tens place is combined with the ones place using the word "och" (and). Here is a table with the numbers from 20 to 100:

Swedish Pronunciation English
tjugo [ˈtjuːɡʊ] twenty
trettio [ˈtrɛtɔ] thirty
fyrtio [ˈfʏʈɔ] forty
femtio [ˈfɛmʈɔ] fifty
sextio [ˈsɛksʈɔ] sixty
sjuttio [ˈɧʉːʈɔ] seventy
åttio [ˈɔtːɔ] eighty
nittio [ˈnɪtːɔ] ninety
hundra [ˈhɵndra] one hundred

To form the numbers from 21 to 99, simply combine the tens place with the ones place using "och." For example, "tjugoen" is twenty-one, "trettiotre" is thirty-three, and so on. Note that the ones place (except for one) often has a modified form when combined with the tens place. For example, "tjugoett" means twenty-one, not "tjugoett" (twenty and one).

Now that we have refreshed our memory on numbers up to 100, let's move on to the main focus of this lesson: numbers above 100.

Numbers Above 100: Pronunciation and Writing[edit | edit source]

When it comes to numbers above 100 in Swedish, there are a few patterns and rules to keep in mind. Let's start with the pronunciation of these numbers.

To pronounce numbers above 100, we combine the word for "hundred" (hundra) with the tens and ones places, just like in English. However, there are a couple of important things to note. First, we use the word "och" (and) between the tens and ones places. Second, unlike in English, we do not use "one" in the ones place after "hundred." Instead, we use the base form of the number. For example, "one hundred twenty-three" is "ett hundra tjugotre" in Swedish, not "ett hundra tjugoen."

Let's take a look at some examples to demonstrate the pronunciation of numbers above 100:

Swedish Pronunciation English
ett hundra [ɛt ˈhɵndra] one hundred
ett hundra ett [ɛt ˈhɵndra ɛt] one hundred one
ett hundra tjugofem [ɛt ˈhɵndra ˈtjuːɡʊˌfɛm] one hundred twenty-five
två hundra [tvoː ˈhɵndra] two hundred
tre hundra femtio [treː ˈhɵndra ˈfɛmʈɔ] three hundred fifty

As you can see, the pronunciation of numbers above 100 is relatively straightforward. Just remember to use "hundra" for "hundred" and "och" for "and" when combining the tens and ones places.

Now, let's move on to writing numbers above 100 in Swedish. When writing these numbers, we follow a similar pattern as in English. We write the hundreds place, followed by a space, the tens place, and the ones place. For example, "one hundred twenty-three" is written as "123" in Arabic numerals and "ett hundra tjugotre" in Swedish. It's important to note that there is no symbol for "hundra" in Swedish, so we write it out as a word.

Here are some examples to illustrate the writing of numbers above 100:

  • 100 - ett hundra
  • 101 - ett hundra ett
  • 125 - ett hundra tjugofem
  • 200 - två hundra
  • 350 - tre hundra femtio

Now that we have covered the pronunciation and writing of numbers above 100, it's time to practice what we have learned!

Exercise: Practice Writing Numbers Above 100[edit | edit source]

In this exercise, you will practice writing numbers above 100 in Swedish. For each prompt, write the corresponding number in Swedish using the correct spelling and word order. Remember to include "hundra" for "hundred" and "och" for "and" when necessary.

1. 205 2. 377 3. 429 4. 550 5. 678

Ready to check your answers? Here are the correct translations:

1. två hundra fem 2. tre hundra sjuttiosju 3. fyra hundra tjugonio 4. fem hundra femtio 5. sex hundra sjuttioåtta

Great job! You're well on your way to mastering numbers above 100 in Swedish. Let's move on to the cultural section to learn more about how numbers are used in Swedish culture.

Swedish Cultural Insight: Lucky and Unlucky Numbers[edit | edit source]

In many cultures, certain numbers are associated with luck or superstitions. Sweden is no exception, and there are some interesting beliefs and traditions related to numbers. Let's explore a couple of examples:

1. Number 13: In many Western cultures, the number 13 is considered unlucky. This superstition is also present in Sweden, where it is known as "trettondagen" (the thirteenth day). However, unlike in some other countries, Friday the 13th is not associated with bad luck in Sweden. Instead, it is said to be the day when witches fly to a mythical place called Blåkulla. On this day, children dress up as witches and go door-to-door, exchanging drawings and paintings for candy.

2. Number 7: In Swedish folklore, the number 7 is associated with good luck. It is believed that if you count seven different flowers during Midsummer's Eve and put them under your pillow, you will dream of your future spouse. This tradition, called "sju sorters blommor" (seven kinds of flowers), is still practiced today during the Midsummer celebrations.

These examples show how numbers can hold cultural significance and be tied to traditions and beliefs. It's always fascinating to explore the cultural aspects of a language, as it provides a deeper understanding of its speakers and their customs.

Conclusion[edit | edit source]

Congratulations on completing the lesson on numbers above 100 in Swedish! In this lesson, we covered the pronunciation and writing of numbers above 100, building on the foundation of numbers from 0 to 100. We also had a glimpse into the cultural significance of numbers in Swedish society.

Now that you have a solid understanding of numbers in Swedish, you can confidently express quantities, talk about age, and understand numerical information in various contexts. Keep practicing and using these numbers in your conversations to reinforce your learning.

In the next lesson, we will continue our exploration of Swedish vocabulary by delving into a new topic: [insert next topic]. Stay tuned and keep up the great work!

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