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SWEDISH TEST: Can you pass the vocab part of Sweden's version of the SAT?

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SWEDISH TEST: Can you pass the vocab part of Sweden's version of the SAT?
Students prepare to take the högskoleprovet. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

The first of this year's two högskoleprov will be held tomorrow. Can you pass the vocab section?


The högskoleprovet is a university entrance exam that can be used as part of an application to a Swedish university. While it is generally not mandatory, it is best to check your programme requirements to be sure.

Having a high result on the högskoleprovet can add a competitive edge to your application, in case you end up competing for a spot against someone with similar grades. 


Registration closed in January for tomorrow's test. For this year's second test, to be held on October 22nd, the registration period is August 15th - 22nd. Results are valid for eight years, and registration costs 550 kronor. The test is conducted in about 120 locations around the country, and your testing location will be communicated to you before the exam date. 

The vocabulary section

The exam consists of several sections, including a vocabulary one. Test your knowledge of these Swedish words by matching the word or phrase in bold to its meaning. Answers are provided at the bottom. 

1. signifikans

  1. undantag
  2. skillnad
  3. måluppfyllelse
  4. uppfattning
  5. betydelse

2. blottlagd

  1. känslosam
  2. värdelös
  3. synliggjord
  4. övergiven
  5. undanröjd

3. mitos

  1. celldelning
  2. uttorkning
  3. blödning
  4. sårläkning
  5. befruktning

4. revidera

  1. påpeka
  2. hindra
  3. ersätta
  4. ändra
  5. förneka

5. heterogen

  1. hållbar
  2. olikartad
  3. i fast form
  4. naturell
  5. dubbelsidig

6. framsynthet

  1. förhoppning
  2. upplysning
  3. övertygelse
  4. utveckling
  5. förutseende

7. blidka

  1. ångra sig bittert
  2. lämna i fred
  3. göra mer vänligt inställd
  4. inge förtroende
  5. be om en tjänst

8. galax

  1. himlakropp
  2. spiralform
  3. tidsrymd
  4. stjärnsystem
  5. planetformation

9. modest

  1. snäll
  2. pålitlig
  3. utmanande
  4. populär
  5. blygsam

10. som en osalig ande

  1. naiv och godtrogen
  2. orolig och rastlös
  3. sviken och olycklig
  4. hård och känslokall
  5. hatisk och hämndlysten

Answers: e, c, a, d, b, e, c, d, e, b


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