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School in Sweden Vocabulary List Posted by on Aug 29, 2012 in Vocabulary

School is just around the corner, and depending on where you are you might have already started. With that in mind, it’s time for a vocabulary list that could be of use in a school setting. Below you’ll find 25 (+1) words that are used in or about schools. I’ve included the singular definite and indefinite as well as the plural definite and indefinite (and an English translation of course!) for the 20 different nouns. I’ve also included six verbs to start things off. Good luck everyone and if your favorite school-related word is missing, be sure to include it in the comments below.

Sing. Obestämd Sing. Bestämd Plur. Obestämd Plur. Bestämd English
en (hem)läxa (hem)läxan (hem)läxor (hem)läxorna homework
en bok boken böcker böckerna a book
en dator datorn datorer datorerna a computer
en elev eleven elever eleverna a primary school student
en förskoleklass förskoleklassen förskoleklasser förskoleklasserna a preschool class
en lärare läraren lärare lärarna a teacher
en pärm pärmen pärmar pärmarna a notebook
en penna pennan pennor pennorna a pencil/pen
en professor professorn professorer professorerna a professor
en ryggsäck ryggsäcken ryggsäckar ryggsäckarna a backpack
en skola skolan skolor skolorna a school
en stol stolen stolar stolarna a chair
en student studenten studenter studenterna a high school/university student
en tavla tavlan tavlor tavlorna a chalkboard
ett gymnasium gymnasiet gymnasier gymnasierna a high school
ett kort kortet kort korten a card
ett papper pappret papper pappren a piece of paper
ett skrivbord skrivbordet skrivbord skrivborden a desk
ett suddgummi suddgummit suddgummin suddgummina an eraser
ett universitet universitetet universitet universiteten an university
Infinitiv Presens Preteritum Supinum Imperativ English
att lära sig lär sig lärde sig lärt sig lär sig to learn
att skriva skriver skrev skrivit skriv to write
att studera studerar studerade studerat studera to study
att läsa läser läste läst läs to read
att lyssna lyssnar lyssnade lyssnat lyssna to listen
att undervisa undervisar undervisade undervisat undervisa to teach
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About the Author: Marcus Cederström

Marcus Cederström has been writing for the Transparent Swedish Blog since 2009. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Scandinavian Studies from the University of Oregon, a Master's Degree in Scandinavian Studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and a PhD in Scandinavian Studies and Folklore from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He has taught Swedish for several years and still spells things wrong. So, if you see something, say something.