| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

Practice Your Swedish: Around the Apartment

Hello again and welcome back to a new episode of ‘Swedish for Beginners’. Today I will bring you along around the apartment and show you around and at the same time tell you about what we see but in Swedish. We can start here by my desk. This is my desk. This is my computer. I have a very nice bouquet of tulips here. Tulips are my favorite flowers. I also have a candle on my desk because it smells like shit in the hallway because our garbage bags stood here for a bit too long. Here I have a calendar and a pen. And I am sitting in my desk chair. That was everything here. Here I have my studio lamp. It is really good. If we go this way we get to the bedroom. Here we have our bed. We have nice [frames/pictures]. I have my makeup and my makeup table here. A drawer with clothing. My nice mirror. And of course, closets with clothing. Here on the bed I have a towel and my (morning) robe. A picture of Rascal that we got as a Christmas gift from Sonny’s sister. Here I have put all my watches and I also have all my plugs for my ears. Here in the hallway I have a book shelf full of books. In the living room we have one little dog and another little dog. This dog is not as small as the other one. This is Rascal and he who is sleeping in there is Menace. Rascal likes to sleep on the couch on this nice blanket that I received from an Icelandic company (Alrún). So it is Rascal’s favorite blanket. As you can see I also have a LOT of pillows in the couch Here we have our couch table and a nice rug In the window we have some green plants. Here we have our TV. And some pictures. We also have some pictures above the couch. In the kitchen we have a kitchen table and four chairs. We have an incredible amount of cardboard boxes that we always throw out but it just keeps filling up all the time. Here in the kitchen we have a microwave oven, we have a stove and a regular oven, we have a dishwasher, and last but not least, a spice cabinet. Here we have our fridge, and down here our freezer. The last room is the bathroom. In the bathroom we have a washing machine, that is running. We have a mirror and a sink. A toilet and some storage. Over there, a shower! We also, uuh, have a hallway where we have loads of shoes and jackets. We have a small bench where you can sit and here we get our mail. Sonny has received one letter and I have received one letter. Oh no, I lied to you. I have not received any letters. Both letters were for Sonny. Hello. Hello. You have received two letters in the mail. Oh, thank you for bringing them to me. You are welcome. One is from Fazer. Oh, then I might see my salary. Yes, very possible Hope so! Hope so hope so! This is Sonny’s room. This is my room. Yes. Do you have anything you wish to show my viewers that are learning Swedish? This is my coffee mug. Nice! Thank you very much. I also see that you have some chips here. “Shit in that, you!” [Mind your own business] Goodbye! Goodbye. Now we have gone through all rooms in the apartment. And this will be the end of this video. I hope that you have liked it and that you have understood what I have said. What do you want me to talk about in the next ‘Learn Swedish’ video? Comment below in the comments. Until I see you next time have a super good one. Talk to you later! I love you! Goodbye!


Anna Grzechowiak

Jan 1, 2018, 12:45 pm Reply

Super! Easy and fun 🙂 Especially this scene with Sonny 🙂 Very helpful and practise! Greetings from Warsaw to you guys! 🙂


Jan 1, 2018, 1:34 pm Reply

what does mååh mean? can someone tell me why the swedes use it?


Jan 1, 2018, 1:37 pm Reply

YESSS!!! MORE PLS !! Some ideas; maybe walk outside showing stuff, city, weather and things like that. Haha, I guess would be fun if someone would meet you on a street talking like this ;3

Noelia Avalos

Jan 1, 2018, 1:39 pm Reply

Jag förstår nästan allt ..! If all the people talk slowly like you I will understand everybody hahaha tack så mycket för the video ..! I hope that you can do more videos like that ..! ?

Marcell Szűcs

Jan 1, 2018, 2:45 pm Reply

Oh my god! Do more like this please. I’d even pay for this through a patreon or sth!


Jan 1, 2018, 3:17 pm Reply

This is sooo funny to watch! How did you manage not to laugh all the time?! ?


Jan 1, 2018, 5:16 pm Reply

more videos like that, I really want to learn Swedish and you provide the funniest and easiest and loveliest way to do this! 🙂

Aleksandra Bieszke

Jan 1, 2018, 5:29 pm Reply

love it

Giada Klein

Jan 1, 2018, 6:57 pm Reply

I watched it with englisch subtitles but I think I could understand a lot also without them, some words are like English some like German and some like italian ?? so many languages in one! Loved the video ?? thank you katrin??

Fabiana Figurati

Jan 1, 2018, 7:09 pm Reply

Could be fun a video while you cook something with Sonny! In this way you can speak about ingredients, numbers and kitchen tools 🙂
(This one was very nice, I like this series!)

Catherine Cath

Jan 1, 2018, 8:36 pm Reply

Didn't understand much, yet I still watched it till the end. ?❤️


Jan 1, 2018, 11:43 pm Reply

That was so much fun to watch and I got like 80% of what you said ;D mayby you could cook something for the next video ♡

Barbora D.

Jan 1, 2018, 11:48 pm Reply

Amazing video! I’ve learned German in school for 5 years and trying to learn Swedish now and it really surprised me how many worlds are kinda the same in both languages ?


Jan 1, 2018, 1:15 am Reply

That‘s so cool! I hardly understand anything but some words are similar to the German words, crazy

Jasmin Blum

Jan 1, 2018, 8:06 am Reply

thank you so much, your pronunciation and your pace of speaking is so perfect ? I am so amazed and surprised how many words I actually remember from learning Swedish 3 years ago? almost every word…please do more videos. I started to learn Swedish again, because of you, I remembered how much I actually loved to learn that beautiful language, so let's hope my motivation lasts long.?


Jan 1, 2018, 9:14 am Reply

Thank youuuu! Such an amazing and useful video! 😀 I think its good to keep it simple and with everyday topics, maybe in next one you can talk about food, or maybe go outside and see what is there 😀 also small segments of conversation is also very nice! You can always include a short one at the end of the video 😀

Hannah Vervaet

Jan 1, 2018, 10:27 am Reply

To me it sounds like a mixture of english, german and Dutch. But then more line singing. I am Dutch I can understand sometimes.

Alexandra K

Jan 1, 2018, 11:20 am Reply

Tack igen! I would like to hear about food and cooking related vocabulary. 🙂


Jan 1, 2018, 2:56 pm Reply

Thanks for learning us Swedish

Yanka Dal

Jan 1, 2018, 5:13 pm Reply

there are words alike german, portuguese, sooo many things

Purple Nymphe

Jan 1, 2018, 8:50 pm Reply

Love how you and Sonny laugh at each other, so cute.

Heather Ameigh

Jan 1, 2018, 11:54 pm Reply

I'm late but thank you for this series Katrin! I'm very excited to use your videos along with the class I'm taking!

Hoolia Brunner

Jan 1, 2018, 1:49 am Reply

This is so incredibly helpful for learning Swedish. Thank you so much for this series. <3

Débora Grenzel

Jan 1, 2018, 3:32 am Reply

Jag älskar "this series"!! I've been to Sweden for three months in 2016 and it felt amazing understanding (or maybe just recognizing, but I did my best) a few words!
I would love to see a video outside and talked about the weather <3

stella bellou

Jan 1, 2018, 8:50 am Reply

you are trying to help us!! thank you!! you are the best!! love from Greece <3

Lauren Mrtns

Jan 1, 2018, 10:29 am Reply

Please keep doing these! 😀

Hannah Cruse

Jan 1, 2018, 11:00 am Reply

I watched it without subtitles and got the majority of it! Duolingo is paying off! Its definitely a fast language which makes it hard for me to distinguish words and suffixes so thanks for speaking so slow 🙂

Anca Radu

Jan 1, 2018, 3:09 pm Reply

I love it! Really seful when trying to learn swedish. Keep on doing them!!


Jan 1, 2018, 3:27 pm Reply

I just got home from my trip to Stockholm today, I stayed there for a week and I'm sure this would've helped aha
Thank you for this video

Quéren Abreu

Jan 1, 2018, 4:35 pm Reply

Var har du köpt din studio lampa? Jag kunde inte hitta nåt sånt på nätet och ebay/Amazon skickar inte till Sverige.
Din skrivbords stol ser exakt ut som min 😀

Quéren Abreu

Jan 1, 2018, 4:42 pm Reply

Grymt bra!! ? jag kommer att förbättra mitt uttal och ordföljd o.s.v

Idag lärde jag att man säger "massor med skor". Jag brukar säga massor av skor. Är det också rätt??

Puss och kram

Finn Berntsson

Jan 1, 2018, 7:32 pm Reply

Det låter så jävla konstigt när man är svensk

Pookie Story

Jan 1, 2018, 8:21 pm Reply

I just moved to Sweden and love love love this video!!!! Thank you so much

Pearl Shifer

Jan 1, 2018, 2:56 am Reply

hilarious!! thanks for the Swedish lesson. Next time, maybe can you sing some Swedish childrens songs? thanks!


Jan 1, 2018, 8:24 am Reply

In the 3rd second, I understand "Team Vodka".

Maria Navarro

Jan 1, 2018, 11:39 am Reply

Hi! Regarding to morning robe you said morgonrock but I learned on memrise that rock is for men and kappa for women, is that wrong then?

Little Miss Pimple-popper

Jan 1, 2018, 4:43 pm Reply

I toiletten / på toiletten swedish is hard.


Jan 1, 2018, 6:37 pm Reply

I can't wait for another episode?


Jan 1, 2018, 6:55 pm Reply

Tack så mycket! I would love to see a video like this about food or clothing.

Krista R

Jan 1, 2018, 7:22 pm Reply

This is a really interesting and cool concept for learning a new language! I think I might have to learn Swedish now :p

Gustavo The Best Tolaba

Jan 1, 2018, 8:55 pm Reply

useful video it's better because your excellent teaching .Thanks for your video! ? I learnt a lot from you


Jan 1, 2018, 9:55 pm Reply

Okay now same video but regular speech speed.

Gigi Nordström

Jan 1, 2018, 10:07 pm Reply

Absolutelly perfect! Tack så mycket! 🙂 I'm learning swedish myself and I found your vids about swedish VERY usefull. 🙂

Abbigail Makyla

Jan 1, 2018, 9:12 am Reply

It’s slightly similar to german so I actually was surprised how much I could somewhat understand ?

Idan Levy

Jan 1, 2018, 10:07 am Reply

Tack sa mycket! I have a question about pronunciation: Do you pronounce the g in jag or I hear that just because you speak slowly?


Jan 1, 2018, 8:09 pm Reply

I'd honestly support you on Patreon or something if you make videos like this more frequently. I love them! I'm doing everything I can (I try, bear with me) to improve my Swedish, and I find this the most entertaining method to learn. ^^ Thanks for doing this.


Jan 1, 2018, 2:21 pm Reply

I cant explain how much this means to me since Im struggling with pronouncing in swedish! Keep it going please and thank you so much!

C. S.

Feb 2, 2018, 4:55 pm Reply

These are great!! The part where you and Sonny were talking slightly reminded me of some video clips my husband and his friends had shown me when I first moved to Sweden (when teasing about learning Swedish): Svenska för nybörjare on Hipp Hipp. Your videos are awesome though, my "listening" ear is the part that needs the most work with my learning Swedish, so this really helps. I probably said it on the last video, but having things that I find interesting and fun goes a long way to motivating me and also helps me retain it. Tack så jättemycket!

Zachary Burt

Feb 2, 2018, 4:29 am Reply

Tack så mycket för den här videon. Den är den bästa sätt man får lära sig svenska. Det är väl lätt att lära sig att läsa men att hora och forstå hade jag inga resurser. Om du erbjuder såna videor som abonnemang, skulle jag gärna betala. Hej då!

Ioanna Litsi

Feb 2, 2018, 12:59 pm Reply

Please keep doing this it is so helpfuulll!!!! Taaaaccckkkk!!!

Deborah Overes

Feb 2, 2018, 3:19 am Reply

Thank you so much for this video! I have been learning Swedish on my own with Duolingo for about 9 months and I understood almost everything you said which is very encouraging! Hopefully next time I'll be confident enough to comment in Swedish as well. 🙂


Feb 2, 2018, 5:41 pm Reply

I'm so proud of myself, I understood neraly everything 😀 I haven't talked Swedish in years and I've learned just a little. Awesome series, keep this going, it helps so much, thanks!


Feb 2, 2018, 8:58 pm Reply

Next time topics: Types of clothing? Words for body parts? More conversations? Words for colors? Maybe cook something and talk about the recipe in 'Svenska'? Tack!


Feb 2, 2018, 11:18 pm Reply

Swedish is such a beautiful language. I've been studying it for around two weeks now with the duolingo app but watching your videos have helped tremendously. I'm still having trouble with pronouncing some of the words though 🙁

Analia Abella

Feb 2, 2018, 4:55 pm Reply

Loved the video, Kat. Very helpful. Would be nice to make one while taking the dogs for a walk, or just you walking outside to show us how other things/objects/places are called. Like walking around the neighborhood or something like that describing the weather, the places you see (though it'll be pretty weird for people outside listening to your slow motion swedish haha!) 🙂

Lilja Karen

Feb 2, 2018, 10:25 pm Reply

I'm surprised at how much I understood when you speak this slowly. I'm Icelandic and I've studied Danish in school like everybody in Iceland has to do, so I'm impressed with myself hahah.

Senia Niki

Feb 2, 2018, 11:21 pm Reply

Perfekt! Tack så mycket

Ayan Aliyeva

Feb 2, 2018, 6:30 am Reply

Like and subscribe right away!
Thank you so much! Finally I can say I understand when swedes talk hahahah ? My level is not very beginner, but when it's up to listening and speaking, I believe it is even lower than beginner ?? Make any kind of videos, I would like to listen and repeat everything I learned and still learn ♥️

Ayan Aliyeva

Feb 2, 2018, 6:31 am Reply

P.s du är jättevacker!?

Natalia Wlodyka

Feb 2, 2018, 4:01 pm Reply

I absolutely adore this. The one thing I want most in my life is to learn Swedish, move to Sweden and live out my life happy in a country I love. (I am part Swedish.)

Freja Tatiana Svea Lindberg

Feb 2, 2018, 4:43 am Reply

Det var intressant, tack ?

Michael Rogers

Feb 2, 2018, 1:44 pm Reply

Absolutely love these videos. Thanks for making them, really appreciate it 🙂

Ilona K

Feb 2, 2018, 6:42 pm Reply

dam radę 🙂

Mimi D

Feb 2, 2018, 11:43 pm Reply

You are so beautiful as ur voice, love listening your swedish vlog 🙂

Michael Eckert

Feb 2, 2018, 5:17 am Reply

That language was romantic is possible to go to Sweden ?? and communicate with others without knowing the language I'm going in June and need help any good advice due most people speak English

Jaqen H’gar

Mar 3, 2018, 7:37 pm Reply

var ar nasta videon som den har? 🙁

Jaqen H’gar

Mar 3, 2018, 7:38 pm Reply

eller nar ska du gora en videon som det har? svara mig snalla

Travel with me OlenaRWB

Mar 3, 2018, 8:13 pm Reply

Jag är mycket glad att jag kan förstå dig!!! Tack så mycket!

Zahra Mohammed

Mar 3, 2018, 4:07 pm Reply

WOW thaaaaank u so much , It was amaaazing??????

Zahra Mohammed

Mar 3, 2018, 4:07 pm Reply

I learned a lot?????

Zahra Mohammed

Mar 3, 2018, 4:07 pm Reply

1000 tack???

carlos carh tolentino

Apr 4, 2018, 10:41 pm Reply

Tack så mycket för informationen!!! KATRIN

Francesca C

Apr 4, 2018, 11:43 am Reply

How many languages can you speak?

A .M

May 5, 2018, 11:09 am Reply

Du är bäst ??

Bruna Guerra

May 5, 2018, 6:47 pm Reply

as someone who's learning both swedish and italian i just Loved that there are italian subtitles in this video ahahah väldigt hjälpsam!

Agata Kiwer

May 5, 2018, 7:45 pm Reply

Great episode, but I can't find the subtitles

Anibal Santos

Jul 7, 2018, 7:45 pm Reply

Tack så mycket for your videos! They are amazing and are helping me learn so much Swedish! Lycka till:)


Jul 7, 2018, 12:44 pm Reply

I just love your videos. The way you explain everything is so amazing. I don't speak so much Swedish but watching your videos makes me want to speak more and learn more Swedish ? thank you so much for making these lovely and very practical videos. Great work.. Looking forward to more ❤️

Hamed Jamali

Jul 7, 2018, 11:13 pm Reply

This is a great video! Thanks. When you mix the new words with pictures, the learning becomes super effective. I will watch this many times so I can learn everything in it. If you make more videos this way, it would be awesome. Like at a gym, bar, supermarket, park, cinema, bookstore, etc.

Kayla G

Jul 7, 2018, 6:59 am Reply

There is NOTHING out there with slow swedish these are amazing thankyou thankyou thankyou!

Taryn Niquole

Sep 9, 2018, 9:02 pm Reply

why am I now just discovering this oml. I love this so much!


Sep 9, 2018, 8:04 am Reply

Thank you so much for these videos Katrin!!! I am from the USA and trying to learn a basic Swedish. It's very rare to find anyone with your talent to speak slow/ clear and able to pronounce all the difficult vowels and tones for me to hear. THANKSSS SO MUCH FOR YOUR GIFT 🙂

Juan Andrés H. Pérez

Oct 10, 2018, 3:33 am Reply


Guldvinge 88

Nov 11, 2018, 8:03 pm Reply

Jag är från Sverige

profsherif salem

Dec 12, 2018, 7:17 pm Reply

i loved you so much I think the language mixed between german and little Russian.

Joe Dewi Twomey

Dec 12, 2018, 4:30 pm Reply

i am a flamingo, i like yogjurt

A m

Dec 12, 2018, 10:26 am Reply

Alltid de ord som en person behöver kommunicera med svenska folket på alla arbetsplatser och studier. Du har två fina hundar som hoppas vara i god hälsa och gott år till alla. Jag hoppas att kommentaren kommer att vara förståelig och ledsen om det finns ett fel i översättning. Jag använder översättaren för att kommunicera med dig.??


Dec 12, 2018, 9:57 pm Reply

mycket trevlig

Леонид Кузнецов

Jan 1, 2019, 12:58 am Reply

Skit it det du

Rita Backus

Jan 1, 2019, 3:28 am Reply

Your so sweet

Abdullatef Al-jbri

Feb 2, 2019, 3:02 am Reply

Tack så mycket,

Men ago

Feb 2, 2019, 8:31 pm Reply

Tack så mycket,jag gillar att titta och lära mig,särskilt för att du prattar långsamt

la dg

Mar 3, 2019, 12:16 pm Reply

you are totally the best, thank you for that video, I want moooooooore!!!

Bostjan Certalic

Mar 3, 2019, 1:02 pm Reply

Your look and sound great!! 😉

Amy’s Space

Apr 4, 2019, 9:57 pm Reply

“shit in that, you” is honestly one of the funniest things I’ve heard, it sounds so weird saying it literally in English ?

Maral Javadzadeh

May 5, 2019, 11:37 am Reply

tack så mycket ❤️ det är jate bra som du hjälpa oss att förstå svenska bättre

Margaret Kristof

May 5, 2019, 8:43 pm Reply

I love your videos. I can understand your Swedish! I hope to see more.

María Ruiz

Jun 6, 2019, 9:04 am Reply

What about food?


Jul 7, 2019, 4:05 am Reply

Do more videos like this one I need them xoxo

Renan Reis

Aug 8, 2019, 8:48 pm Reply

That is exactly what I needed. It is a step up from Duolingo to real conversations. Also it is excellent you have the subtitles in both en and se. Thanks a lot

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