In most cultures, it is custom to express gratitude in some way or another. The dictionary defines gratitude as follows: it is “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness”. Giving a sincere, thankful response to someone’s actions or words is often the ‘glue’ that keeps relationships together. This is true in most societies! Doing so in a foreign country also shows your respect and appreciation for the culture. Words have great power – use these ones sincerely and often!
Table of Contents
- 12 Ways to say ‘Thank you’ in Swedish
- Video Lesson: Learn to Say ‘Thank You’ in 3 Minutes
- Video Lesson: ‘Thank You’ in 31 Languages
- How SwedishPod101 Can Help You
So, how do you say ‘Thank you’ in Swedish? You can learn easily! Below, SwedishPod101 brings you perfect translations and pronunciation as you learn the most common ways Swedish speakers say ‘Thanks’ in various situations.
1- Thank you.
The magical words that can bring a smile to any face. For one day, truly mean it whenever you say these words, and see how this lifts your spirit too!
2- That’s very kind of you.
Det är väldigt snällt av dig.
This phrase is appropriate when someone clearly goes out of their way to give good service, or to offer you a kindness.
3- Thanks for your kind words!
Tack för dina vänliga ord!
Someone paid you a compliment and made you feel good? That is kind of him/her, so express your gratitude!
4- Thank you for coming today.
Tack för att ni kom idag.
This welcoming phrase should be part of your arsenal if you’re conducting more formal meetings with Swedish speakers. If you’re hosting a party, this is also a good phrase when you greet your Swedish guests!
5- Thank you for your consideration.
Tack för din omtanke.
This is a more formal, almost solemn way to thank someone for their thoughtfulness and sensitivity towards you. It is also suitable to use when a native speaker has to consider something you submit, like a job application, a project or a proposal. You are thanking them, in essence, for time and effort they are about to, or have spent on your submission.
6- Thanks a lot!
Tack så mycket!
This means the same as ‘Thank you’, but with energy and enthusiasm added! It means almost the same as ‘thank you so much’ in Swedish. Use this in an informal setting with your Swedish friends or teachers.
7- Teachers like you are not easy to find.
Lärare som du är inte lätt att hitta.
Some phrases are compliments, which express gratitude by inference. This is one of them. If you’re particularly impressed with your SwedishPod101 teacher, this is an excellent phrase to memorize!
8- Thank you for spending time with us.
Tack för att du tillbringar tid med oss.
Any host at a gathering with Swedish speakers, such as a meeting or a party, should have this under his/her belt! Use it when you’re saying goodbye or busy closing a meeting. It could also be another lovely way to thank your Swedish language teacher for her time.
9- Thank you for being patient and helping me improve.
Tack för att du är tålmodig och hjälper mig att bli bättre.
This phrase is another sure way to melt any formal or informal Swedish teacher’s heart! Teaching is not easy, and often a lot of patience is required from the teacher. Thank him/her for it! It’s also a good phrase to use if you work in Sweden, and want to thank your trainer or employer. You will go a long way towards making yourself a popular employee – gratitude is the most attractive trait in any person!
10- You’re the best teacher ever!
Du är den bästa läraren någonsin!
This is also an enthusiastic way to thank your teacher by means of a compliment. It could just make their day!
11- Thank you for the gift.
Tack för presenten.
This is a good phrase to remember when you’re the lucky recipient of a gift. Show your respect and gratitude with these words.
12- I have learned so much thanks to you.
Jag har lärt mig så mycket tack vare dig.
What a wonderful compliment to give a good teacher! It means they have succeeded in their goal, and you’re thankful for it.
Did you know that the Swedes are some of the most thankful people? They thank people a lot and you will probably receive a smile if you thank someone in Swedish.
When at a store or restaurant the most common way to thank someone is with the short tack. This literally means “thank you.”
2- Tack Så Mycket.
A longer way to thank someone would be tack så mycket. You would use this if you get several compliments in a row or when someone has done something you are very grateful for. If you stay with a host family they would be both surprised and be very happy if use the phrase tack så mycket while thanking them for their hospitality. Så mycket means “so much” so you’re actually saying “thanks so much.”
You could use tackar, equivalent to the English “thanks,” at any time too. It would be appropriate in all situations. There are no words that are taboo in any situation, so don’t be afraid to use tackar or tack.
Quick Tip 1
To bring your gratitude to the next level, try this next Survival Phrase. Tack snälla ni means “thank you very much, how kind of you (plural).” This expression implies that you are so grateful that you would do anything in return for what has been done for you.
Quick Tip 2
Choosing which thank you to use is an individual choice. Some Swedes always say tack så mycket or tackar rather than tack. Meaning remains the same.
On the run to Sweden? Wait! You can’t go without some basic language phrases under your belt! Especially if you’re heading to meet your prospective employer! Either in person or online, knowing how to say ‘Thank you’ in the Swedish language will only improve their impression of you! SwedishPod101 saves you time with this short lesson that nevertheless packs a punch. Learn to say ‘Thank you’ in Swedish in no time!
Perhaps you think it’s unimportant that you don’t know what ‘Thank you’ is in Swedish, or that it’s too difficult a language to learn. Yet, as a traveler or visitor, you will be surprised at how far you can go using a little bit of Swedish in Sweden!
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At SwedishPod101, we offer you a few ways of saying ‘Thank you’ in Swedish that you have no excuse not knowing, as they’re so simple and easy to learn. The lesson is geared to aid your ‘survival’ in formal and informal situations in Sweden, so don’t wait! You will never have to google ‘How do you say thanks in Swedish’ again…!
For the global traveler in a hurry, here are 31 ways to say ‘Thank you’! These are the first words you need to learn in any foreign language – it is sure to smooth your way with native speakers by showing your gratitude for services rendered, and your respect for their culture! Learn and know how to correctly say ‘Thank you’ in 31 different languages in this short video.
However, you need not stop at ‘Thank you’ in Swedish – why not learn to speak the language?! You have absolutely nothing to lose. Research has shown that learning a new language increases intelligence and combats brain-aging. Also, the ability to communicate with native speakers in their own language is an instant way to make friends and win respect! Or imagine you know how to write ‘Thank you’ to that special Swedish friend after a date…he/she will be so impressed!
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