Sju sjösjuka sjömän

Good morning! Let’s warm up our voices today with some Swedish tongue twisters. Let’s start with an easy one:

Får får får? Nej, får får inte får, får får lamm.

Do sheap have sheep? No, sheep don´t have sheep, sheep have lambs.

Now that was easy yet … odd.

Time to move on to those you try to repeat correctly as many times as possible.

Sex laxar i en laxask.

Six salmons in a salmon-box.

Packa pappas kappsäck.

Pack daddy’s suitcase.

Lastly and usually the most tricky one for non-native speakers. Unless you´re Dutch and go for a Gothenburg-accent – there are similarities to your advantage!

Sju sjösjuka sjömän på det sjunkande skeppet Shanghai.

Seven seasick sailors on the sinking ship “Shanghai”.

If you aim higher try to add “sköttes av sju sköna sjuksköterskor”  – nursed by beautiful nurses. I get a lot of questions on this sound from expats and during my Swedish classes. Listen to the sound via

I am sure you can find several versions of “Sju sjösjuka sjömän …” on YouTube.

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