"God morgon!"

Translation:Good morning!

November 18, 2014



This has to be the most English-sounding Swedish phrase I've ever heard.

November 18, 2014


Haha! Well, I guess it's better to be a 'good moron' than a bad one.

November 29, 2016


Thank the Vikings :P

November 18, 2014


God Natt is the most english-sounding swedish phrase i've ever heard.

April 22, 2016


Nej! English sounds like Swedish or Danish

February 14, 2016


Woah! Didn't expect the g to be pronounced as a ʒ.

After doing a bit of research, it looks like in some places it is pronounced as a hard g, some as a j sound, and some not even pronounced at all.

Please could some one clarify which one is most widely used/accepted?


January 11, 2015


There is a soft g (which is pronounced as the Y in "yet") and a hard g (which is pronounced like the G in "goal"). Which one of these you should use depends on what vowel follows, similar to English. It is, however, never pronounced like a french J, although the soft G may be slightly fricative in some dialects, same as the letter J.

In this case, the G in "god" is hard while the G in "morgon" is silent.

February 4, 2015


I'm so immature, I heard "good moron!" Haha

May 24, 2016


Same! XD

October 6, 2016


I read/heard somewhere that sometimes 'd' in 'god' is omitted in this phrase, so it sounds like [gumoron]. Which pronunciation is more common?

February 2, 2015


Both ways are fine, but most people would not pronounce the D when said normally/casually.

February 4, 2015


I believe I read somewhere that the swedish D and T tend to have the tongue lightly touching the back of the teeth, to what extent is that true? I'm seriously missing a proper pronounciation course here.

March 10, 2015


I was referring to the "D" in this sentence. I don't think there is a general rule when to drop the last consonant, but in a lot of short words ("det", "god", "jag", "mår", etc.) the last consonant is often dropped, unless there is an emphasis.

As for general pronounciation of Swedish, pronounciation is not that important when learning Swedish. You learn pronounciation by listening to native people speaking, but a simple google search can lead you to a lot of good material if you are curious.

March 20, 2015


What is the phonetic status of "r" in Swedish? Does it trill sometimes?

November 18, 2014


Most dialects have a trilled R, which is often reduced to a flap or an approximant in speech, in some dialects the R is more noticably trilled. In Scania, Blekinge and parts of Småland the R is guttural and is pronounced like the French R. In some dialects in Västra Götaland the R is guttural if it's the first letter of the word, but trilled if it's elsewhere.

So it is a bit complicated. My personal recommendation is to trill the R slighly, this is the most "neutral" way to pronounce it.

February 4, 2015


Is letter G silent?

April 19, 2015


In the word morgon, yes. But not regularly.

May 16, 2015



May 20, 2015


My name is Morgan. Would I be called "moron" in Sweden? :/

July 26, 2016


No, the name Morgan is not pronounced like the word 'morgon' :)
Hear a native speaker say it here: https://forvo.com/search/morgan/sv/
It's traditionally a male name in Swedish.

December 30, 2016


Is't morgon also used for tomorrow?

December 4, 2014


No, that is i morgon

December 4, 2014


Hej! Is there any general rule about when the g is silent?

July 13, 2016


It generally isn't.

July 13, 2016


Ok, so i guess here it is an exception?

July 14, 2016



July 15, 2016


OMG! I typed in "gold moron" (because I have lousy speakers and that's all I could discern) and the system counted it as "almost correct."

August 1, 2016


The typo handling is based on the principle that you can have one letter wrong per word unless that turns it into another word. So that's completely in order :)

December 30, 2016


tere hommikut

January 12, 2018


Morgon sounds like "moron" soooo much

March 10, 2018


Am I the only person who hears instead of God morgon , God moron ? Maybe not

March 3, 2019


Yep, i thougt I mustnt be the only one hearing "good moron" xd

March 10, 2019
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