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Nina Mumm

Hello! I am a Swedish language consultant and cross-cultural trainer who has many years of experience working with expat clients in Sweden. My professional focus continues to be teaching Swedish with a cross-cultural approach and supporting international clients in their adaptation to the Swedish culture.

Tales of the devil, snow and suspenders – The Magic of Swedish Proverbs

Many proverbs are similar in different languages and come from translations of the Bible or classical literature. Other proverbs are more culture-specific. What do the most common Swedish proverbs say about a culture? Which values do they reflect? Here are a few Swedish proverbs that express important cultural values. Presented by Swedish with Mumm Independence and Self […]

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The Meaning of Silence

Do you find Swedes unusually quiet? Do you often wonder why they are silent? What does it really mean when someone is not speaking? While silence is normal and seen as something positive in some cultures, silence can be more provocative and strange in other cultures. Also in Sweden, the meaning of silence can be different. Presented by Swedish with Mumm […]

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Weird Swedish Expressions

Presented by  When you are learning a new language, it isn’t necessarily a grasp of grammar or a large vocabulary that will make you feel like “you get” a language. It is instead when you start learning (and using) the sounds and expressions that are typical of that language.   I teach Swedish on a daily […]

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Top 5 Challenges Faced by International Managers in Sweden

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Presented by   Working and socializing with Swedes can be challenging. There are many positives to working in Sweden and with Swedes, however there are some aspects that can be difficult to get used to. Here are five of the more challenging issues that international managers face when working in a Swedish environment. Although Swedes work […]

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