Assorted 'useful' foreign phrases

These phrases come mainly from phrasebooks and language courses. Some of them are intended to illustrate particular grammatical points, others I just found amusing. Finding occasions to use them might be quite challenging, but you'll probably have fun trying. Maybe you could use them as ice breakers, chat-up lines, as part of a comedy routine, or for some surreal conversations.

Belarusian | Breton | Cebuano | Cherokee | Chinese | Cornish | Czech | Danish | Dutch | Esperanto | Finnish | French | German | Greek | Haida | Hawaiian | Hebrew | Hindi | Hungarian | Icelandic | Indonesian | Irish (Gaelic) | Italian | Jèrriais | Kannada | Lakhota | Latin | Laz | Lojban | Manx | Old Norse | Polish | Portuguese | Quenya | Romanian | Russian | Samoan | Scottish Gaelic | Serbian | Shanghainese | Sindarin | Slovenian | Spanish | Swahili | Swedish | Tahitian | Tamil | Tibetan | Turkish | Urdu | Uzbek | Welsh


Mitt huvud trillar av och det är fullt av godis.
My head falls off and it is full of candy.

Vart tog vägen vägen? Vi åker på en åker!
Where did the road go? We are traveling on a field!

De jättelika kräftorna försöker ta över Jorden!
The giant crayfishes are attempting to conquer The Earth!

Idag har jag cyklat ned i skorstenarna.
I've cycled down the chimneys today.

Person who teaches engineers who work at communal schools to put the top piece on flagpoles

Min igelkott är inte dum eller söt.
My hedgehog is not stupid or cute.

Alla heter Glenn i Göteborg.
All the people of Gothenburg are called Glenn.

Varför har du femtiotvå blåa händer?
Why do you have 52 blue hands?

Har du våra tråkiga böcker i ditt / ert stora hus?
Do you have our boring books in your big house?

Jag är en talande älg
I am a talking moose

Hon vill bada i ett hav av sås
She wants to swim in a sea of sauce

Jag vill ha en egen måne
I want my own moon

Älgen sover i natt
The moose sleeps tonight

Hon ser ut som en älg
She looks like a moose

Jag har en gul osthyvel
I have a yellow cheese slicer

Hunden åt upp min läxor
The dog ate my homework

Ankorna äter inte tallrikarna
The ducks do not eat the plates

Älgarna sover inte på morgonen
Elk do not sleep in the morning

Sköldpadden har en gul hatt
The turtle has a yellow hat

Han går som älg
He walks like a moose

Den gamla ankan badade i pengar
The old duck was swimming in money

Sagan handlar om två igelkottar och en tvål
The story is about two hedgehogs and a bar of soap

Jag hör inte dig eftersom jag har kanellbular i ören
I don't hear you because I have cinnamon rolls in my ears.

Titta, en flygande ko
Look, a flying cow

Pojken tittade ned från sin flygande matta
The boy looked down from his flying carpet.

Det kom en uggla och sa att jag var en trollkarl
An owl came and said that I am a wizard.

Jag har en talande älg
I have a talking moose

En del finska troll sjunger på svenska
Some Finnish trolls sing in Swedish

Häxorna åkte på semester till Franrike
The witches went on holiday to France

En ekorroren kan åka vattenskidor
A squirrel can water-ski

Tigern tycker att du er ut som en god människa
The tiger thinks that you look like a good person

Jag är en vanlig kanin
I am an ordinary rabbit

Var är allt smör?
Where's all the butter?

Tjejer vill bara ha kul
Girls just want to have fun


Green Web Hosting - Kualo

Why not share this page:


If you need to type in many different languages, the Q International Keyboard can help. It enables you to type almost any language that uses the Latin, Cyrillic or Greek alphabets, and is free.

If you like this site and find it useful, you can support it by making a donation via PayPal or Patreon, or by contributing in other ways. Omniglot is how I make my living.

Learn a nuevo language while you browse with toucan

Note: all links on this site to, and are affiliate links. This means I earn a commission if you click on any of them and buy something. So by clicking on these links you can help to support this site.