This lesson will be a quick one. We’re going to learn the most popular colours in Swedish.
Unless you go shopping for a duck-egg blue paint for your newly decorated bathroom, these colours should see you through for some time!
Light & Dark
We can say whether a colour is light or dark by adding ljus or mörk before the word – just like in English. Only in Swedish, it is written as one word.
ljusblå – light blue
mörkblå – dark blue
If you are familiar with adjectives you will know depending on the gender and number of the noun, colours will change accordingly.
Here is a chart of the colours in all forms.
en vit stol – a white chair
ett vitt hus – a white house
en grön groda – a green frog
ett grönt träd – a green tree
Check out our post on adjectives to dive deeper into the grammar side of things.