Scandinavian Languages Comparative Vocabulary: Seasons and Divisions of Time

Learn the seasons and other periods of time in Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish

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English Swedish Norwegian Danish
spring vår vår forår
summer sommar sommer sommer
autumn höst høst efterår
winter vinter vinter vinter
afternoon eftermiddag ettermiddag eftermiddag
century århundrade (n) århundre aarhundrede (n)
dawn daggryning daggry daggry (n)
day dag dag dag
dusk skymming skumring tusmørke (n)
evening afton / kväll kveld aften
fortnight fjorton dagar fjorten dager fjorten dage
holiday helgdag ferie festdag
hour timme time time
half hour en halvtimme en halv time en halv time
quarter hour en kvart kvart kvarter (n)
hour and half en och en halv timme en og en halv time halvanden time
leap year skottår (n) skuddår skudaar
midnight midnatt midnatt midnat
minute minut minutt minut (n)
month månad måned maaned
morning morgon morgen morgen
night natt natt nat
noon middag * / lunchtid middag middagstid / frokosttid
season årstid årstid aarstid
second sekund sekund sekund (n)
sunrise soluppgång soloppgang solopgang
sunset solnedgång solnedgang solnedgang
time tid tid tid
today idag i dag i dag
tomorrow imorgon i morgen i morgen
week vecka uke uge
year år (n) år aar (n)
yesterday igår i går i går

* The word middag in Swedish is related to English midday referring to noon, but nowadays middag is more commonly used as the word for dinner.


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