Colloquial Swedish provides a step-by-step course in Swedish as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Swedish in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.
This thoroughly revised new edition features:
progressive coverage of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills and an increased focus on functional language
structured, jargon-free explanations of grammar
an extensive range of focused and stimulating exercises
realistic and entertaining dialogues covering a broad variety of scenarios
useful vocabulary lists throughout the text
additional resources available at the back of the book, including a full answer key, a grammar summary and bilingual glossaries
Balanced, comprehensive and rewarding, Colloquial Swedish is an indispensable resource both for independent learners and students taking courses in Swedish.
Audio material to accompany the course is available to download free in MP3 format from www.routledge.com/cw/colloquials. Recorded by native speakers, the audio material features the dialogues and texts from the book and will help develop your listening and pronunciation skills.
Philip Holmes is Reader Emeritus in Scandinavian Studies at the University of Hull and is now a freelance translator. Jennie Savenberg was Swedish language assistant at the University of Hull, where she taught classes using the book. The late Gunilla Serin taught at the University of Hull.
1. Hej! / Hi! 2 .Rebecca, en student / Rebecca, a student 3. Att resa / Travelling 4. Pa semester/ On holiday 5. Matlagning / Cooking 6. Att bli sambo/ Living together 7. Pa stan/ In town 8. Pa universitetet/ At the university 9. Foere och efter festen / Before and after the party 10. En svensk familj/ A Swedish family 11. Johanna och hennes vanner /Johanna and her friends 12. Bills bilresa / Bill's car journey 13. Skogsvandring/ A walk in the forest 14. En recension / A review 15. Kara mormor! Dear Grandma 16. Aj, min ta! / Ouch, my toe! 17. En speciell dag/ A special day