We have put together five lessons in Swedish, and they are not just lists of words for you to study. Instead, we will dive into the language to explore how it is an expression of the Swedish culture. Hopefully, when you have read these articles you will have a greater understanding of Swedes and Swedish culture.
How do you ask for the bill at a restaurant? And, what do you say when somebody sneezes? Here you’ll learn some basic phrases.
The sound of Swedish
Sweden has three extra letters "Å", "Ä" and "Ö". We also present the sj-sound which is especially hard for internationals to pronounce.
Words of Gothenburg
Gothenburg has a special dialect with words that aren’t established in the rest of Sweden, like “abrovinsh” and “tetig”.
There are some unwritten rules you need to know before you attempt to talk to a Swede. These tips will make it easier for you to talk to Swedes.
Note: these articles are supposed to be entertaining and give you a sense of the Swedish culture through our language. If you are serious about learning Swedish you should turn to educational institutions which provide classes in Swedish.