Asking Questions in Swedish

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Swedish Question Words

who vem whose vems
what vad which vilken, vilket, vilka
why varför where to vart
when när where from varifrån
where var how hur

Which has three different forms depending on the gender and number of the noun that follows it.
Vilken is used with en words, vilket is used with ett words and vilka is used with plural words.

Asking Questions in Swedish

Yes/No questions: Invert the subject and verb so that the verb begins the question.

Arbetar han? Does he work?
Regnar det? Is it raining?

Question Words: The question word begins the question, and the verb comes next, followed by the subject.

Var bor Sten? Where does Sten live?
Vad gör Elsa? What does Elsa do?


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