I’ve been living in Sweden for a few months now and while I am far from fluent I have heard more than my fair share of Swedish and have begun stumbling through pronouncing a few sentences of my own. While Swedish bears remarkable similarities to English, German and the other Scandinavian languages, it is a […]
Language is the key to all the cultural doors of the society. Even a simple ‘hello’ said in the local language is enough to receive that smile of appreciation and friendliness. I would like to share some basic Swedish expressions and phrases used on a daily basis. The goal is to clarify how these common words […]
Each year, the Swedish Language Council (Språkrådet) launches a list with new words that officially made in to the Swedish language. Test you knowledge and check how up to date you are with the newcomers in the Swedish language. Good luck!
In 1977, the twenty-one-year-old writer Inger Edelfeldt published her debut novel: Duktig pojke. Back then it made a sensation, as it told the story of a boy, Jim, who slowly but inexorably realizes that he is gay. This little book has become a sort of classic in modern Swedish literature and it is considered the […]