The 20 Most Common Swedish Verbs, part two

Hello beautiful reader. Today I would like to share with you the 20 most common Swedish verbs. Mastering these verbs will help you become a better Swedish speaker. Let’s get the ball rolling!

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Here comes the list of the top 20 most used Swedish verbs (part two):

1. Att gå — to walk

  • present tense: jag går — I go
  • past tense: jag gick — I went
  • present perfect: jag har gått — I have gone

Jag vill inte gå dit. — I don’t want to go there.

2. Att ta — to take

  • present tense: du tar — you take
  • past tense: du tog — you took
  • present perfect: du har tagit — you have taken

Vill du ta en fika? — Do you want to grab a coffee?

3. Att göra — to do

  • present tense: hon gör — she does
  • past tense: hon gjorde — she did
  • present perfect: hon har gjort — she has done

Vem gjorde mål i förra matchen? — Who scored in the previous match?

4. Att fråga — to ask

  • present tense: han frågar — he asks
  • past tense: han frågade — he asked
  • present perfect: han har frågat — he has asked

Har du frågat honom? — Have you asked him?

5. Att tro — to believe

  • present tense: vi tror — we believe
  • past tense: vi trodde — we believed
  • present perfect: vi har trott (används sällan ) — we have believed

Jag tror inte att hon har kommit. — I don’t think she has come.

6. Att tycka — to think, to find

  • present tense: ni tycker — you think
  • past tense: ni tyckte — you thought
  • present perfect: ni har tyckt (används sällan ) — you have thought

Tycker ni att det är en bra idé? — Do you think that it is a good idea?

7. Att veta — to know

  • present tense: de vet — they know
  • past tense: de visste — they knew
  • present perfect: de har vetat — they have known

Det har jag vetat länge. — I have known that for a long time.

8. Att ligga — to lay (to be situated)

  • present tense: det ligger — it lies
  • past tense: det låg — it lied
  • present perfect: det har legat — it has lain

Det ligger under bordet. — It is under the table.

9. Att behöva — to need

  • present tense: den behöver — it needs
  • past tense: den behövde — it needed
  • present perfect: den har behövt — it has needed

Än så länge har jag inte behövt använda boken. — So far I haven’t needed to use the book.

10. Att ge — to give

  • present tense: jag ger — I give
  • past tense: jag gav — I gave
  • present perfect: jag har gett — I have given

Här ger jag dig en blombukett — I give you a bouquet.

Thank you for taking your time reading the article and I am looking forward to see your comments in the section below. Don’t forget to study with pleasure and joy.

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