Verbs in Swedish

Verbs are a key part of any language. The Swedish verbs list below will help you learn common Swedish verbs in no time. Together with other basic nouns and adjectives, this will quickly allow you to express basic things in Swedish. For even more Swedish verbs, take a look at our learning resources for Swedish at the end of the page.

Basic Swedish Verbs

to open in Swedishatt öppna (öppnar - öppnade - öppnat)
to close in Swedishatt stänga (stänger - stängde - stängt)
to sit in Swedishatt sitta (sitter - satt - suttit)
to stand in Swedishatt stå (står - stod -stått)
to know in Swedishatt veta (vet - visste - vetat)
to think in Swedishatt tänka (tänker - tänkte - tänkt)
to win in Swedishatt vinna (vinner - vann - vunnit)
to lose in Swedishatt förlora (förlora - förlorade - förlorat)
to ask in Swedishatt fråga (frågar - frågade - frågat)
to answer in Swedishatt svara (svarad - svarade - svarat)
to help in Swedishatt hjälpa (hjälper - hjälpte - hjälpt)
to like in Swedishatt tycka om (tycker om - tyckte om - tyckt om)
to kiss in Swedishatt kyssa (kysser - kysste - kysst)
to eat in Swedishatt äta (äter - åt - ätit)
to drink in Swedishatt dricka (dricker - drack - druckit)

Swedish Action Words

to take in Swedishatt ta (tar - tog - tagit)
to put in Swedishatt lägga (lägger - lade - lagt)
to find in Swedishatt hitta (hittar - hittade - hittat)
to steal in Swedishatt stjäla (stjäl - stal - stulit)
to kill in Swedishatt döda (dödar - dödade - dödat)
to fly in Swedishatt flyga (flyger - flög - flugit)
to attack in Swedishatt attackera (attackerar - attackerade - attackerat)
to defend in Swedishatt försvara (försvarar - försvarade - försvarat)
to fall in Swedishatt falla (faller - föll - fallit)
to choose in Swedishatt välja (väljer - valde - valt)

Movements in Swedish

to run in Swedishatt springa (springer - sprang - sprungit)
to swim in Swedishatt simma (simmar - simmade - simmat)
to jump in Swedishatt hoppa (hoppar - hoppade - hoppat)
to pull in Swedishatt dra (drar - drog - dragit)
to push in Swedishatt trycka (trycker - tryckte - tryckt)
to throw in Swedishatt kasta (kastar - kastade - kastat)
to crawl in Swedishatt krypa (kryper - kröp - krupit)
to fight in Swedishatt slåss (slår - slogs - slagits)
to catch in Swedishatt fånga (fångar - fångade - fångat)
to roll in Swedishatt rulla (rullar - rullade - rullat)

Swedish Business Verbs

to buy in Swedishatt köpa (köper - köpte - köpt)
to pay in Swedishatt betala (betalar - betalade - betalat)
to sell in Swedishatt sälja (säljer - sålde - sålt)
to study in Swedishatt studera (studerar - studerade - studerat)
to call in Swedishatt ringa (ringer - ringde - ringt)
to read in Swedishatt läsa (läser - läste - läst)
to write in Swedishatt skriva (skriver - skrev - skrivit)
to calculate in Swedishatt räkna ut (räknar ut - räknade ut - räknat ut)
to measure in Swedishatt mäta (mäter - mätte - mätt)
to earn in Swedishatt tjäna (tjänar - tjänade - tjänat)
to count in Swedishatt räkna (räknar - räknade - räknat)
to scan in Swedishatt skanna (skannar - skannade - skannat)
to print in Swedishatt skriva ut (skriver ut - skrev ut - skrivit ut)

Swedish Vocabulary Books

Learn Swedish - Quick / Easy / Efficient

Learn Swedish - Quick / Easy / Efficient

This vocabulary book is a curated Swedish word frequency list with 2000 of the most common Swedish words and phrases. Following the Pareto principle (80/20 rule), this book is built to streamline the learning process by concentrating on the core words and sentence structures. The result is a unique book ideal for driven learners and language hackers.

Swedish Vocabulary Book

This Swedish vocabulary book contains more than 3000 words and phrases and is organized by topic to make it easier for you to pick what to learn first. It is well suited for learners of all levels who are looking for an extensive resource to improve their vocabulary or are interested in learning vocabularies in one particular area of interest.

Swedish Flashcards


Swedish Flashcards Online

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Printable Swedish Flashcards

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