Girl with the Dragon Tattoo/Män som hatar kvinnor Vocabulary

Hi guys, I've been trying to improve my Swedish after finishing the Duolingo course and I really liked "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" in English so I figured I'd try to read it in Swedish. It was a lot harder than I expected, so I've been making a vocab list as I go. I thought maybe other people might find it fun, and also I'm really not sure about some of the more obscure words so if anyone has any suggestions for improvement that would be great. I've only finished the prologue and the first chapter so far, but I plan to keep going with it.

Words are listed in the order in which they appear in the book, nouns with en/ett, verbs in dictionary form (I include some conjugations where they seem unintuitive), and adjectives in en-form. I've tried to include pronunciations as much as possible.


Chapter 1:

July 24, 2018


Wow, that's a great idea! I think it would be very helpful if you could put which one of the five declension classes the noun is or just straight up the indefinite/definite plural form of the noun. With verbs, I'd at least add if it's an -ar or an -er verb, because that's usually hard to tell from merely seeing the infinitive form.

July 24, 2018

That's a good point, starting with Chapter 2 I'll put verbs in present tense form instead. I'll try and go back at edit the earlier ones at some point. I don't really know what declension classes are but I'll look into it.

July 25, 2018

Thanks!!! (I'm learning Swedish. It just doesn't show)

July 24, 2018

The movie, in Swedish with subtitles, is the whole reason I bit the bullet and studied Swedish on Duolingo. I have the e-book in Swedish and was about to start doing what you have just done. Thanks so much for doing this !

July 25, 2018

i just finished Krakflickan, a really good swedish book to be recommended, but mind you, it is very hard to read.

July 26, 2018
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