Fruit in Swedish

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Fruit/Frukt

Hello and welcome again to MySwedish learning course. This is our 26th lesson and we are on a good track! Today we are going to talk about fruit. Let’s get the ball rolling!

First things first, the list of the most common fruit is waiting for you:

ett äpple — an apple
 ett päron — a pear
 en banan — a banana
 en grapefrukt — a grapefruit
 en lime — a lime
 en passionsfrukt — a passion fruit

We are warming up, good job! We have talked about berries in one of the previous lessons and I forgot to mention one nice phrase connected to them. You can use it while speaking of cute and small children. It is as follows: Lika som bär.

Let’s learn seven more new words:

en kokosnöt — a coconut
en clementin — a clementine
en persika — a peach
en nektarin — a nectarine
en aprikos — an apricot
ett plommon — a plum
en vattenmelon — a watermelon

Let me add a few phrases. It is always better to see the whole sentence instead of the word standing all alone:

Han är som en kokosnöt — hårt skal men mjuk insidan.
He is like a coconut — hard shell but soft inside.
Clementiner är både goda och nyttiga.
Clementines are both tasty and nutritious.
Varför är bananer böjda?
Why are bananas curved?

So far so good. Until now it has been easy. Most of the words were English “friends” and sounded familiar. But now come the enemies:

VINDRUVOR
GRAPES
Det finns flera tusen olika sorters druvor i världen
There are thousands types of grapes in the world.
EN ANANAS
A PINEAPPLE
Såhär skär man en ananas.
This is how to cut a pineapple.
EN APELSIN
AN ORANGE
Att äta en apelsin varje dag är bra för din hälsa.
To eat one orange every day is good for your health.
EN CITRON
A LEMON
Det är surt som en citron.
It is sour like a lemon.

Speaking of citron reminds me of another word, which is en citronfjäril. Can you guess the meaning? Yes, en fjäril is a butterfly. And this butterfly is the brimstone butterfly in English. Another compound word could be citronsaft which is a lemon juice.

ETT KÖRSBÄR
A CHERRY
Det är bäst att inte dricka mjölk till körsbär.
It is best not to drink milk with cherries.
EN DADEL
A DATE
Dadlar är frukt som ger dig energi.
Dates is fruit that gives you energy.

That is all for today’s lesson. We are now able to speak about nearly all types of fruit. Good job!

The next lesson is going to be about vegetables. See you soon, bye bye!

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