Swedish Verbs to Do/Make and Become

Learn how to conjugate göra and bli in Swedish

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Swedish Verbs: To Do/Make & To Become

göra - to do/make
bli - to become
ska göra
ska bli


Use of göra in short answers

A yes/no question can be answered with a short phrase, just as in English. The verb göra (to do/make) is used with the pronoun det and the subject of the question. Some verbs are not replaced by göra and are repeated in the short answer, such as vara and ha. This is very similar to English, except for the word order.

Positive Short Answer: Ja + det + Verb + Subject
Negative Short Answer: Nej + det + Verb + Subject + inte

Arbetar hon här? Does she work here?
Ja, det gör hon. Yes, she does.
Nej, det gör hon inte. No, she doesn't.

Är de glada? Are they happy?
Ja, det är de. Yes, they are.
Nej, det är de inte. No, they are not.

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