Facts about the Swedish Language

Swedish is a North Germanic language and belongs to the East Scandinavian languages. The language is spoken natively by approximately 10 million people. Swedish the official language of Sweden and, with Finnish, one of the two national languages of Finland. Moreover, it is the official language of the European Union and the Nordic Council.

Language began to form in the 9th century. The ancient Scandinavian language divided into western and eastern dialects. Modern Swedish is usually dated from 1526, when a Swedish translation of the New Testament was first printed.

Swedish was influenced by German, French, Latin and Greek. Swedish has a great variety of dialects. The normative language is based on dialects of the central part of Sweden.

Standard Swedish has no case endings in nouns except for the possessive s (as in English) and has only two genders (neuter, common). In most dialects, however, three genders (masculine, feminine, neuter) are still differentiated.

Swedish has a tone or pitch accent, described by many speakers of English as a singsong rhythm. The alphabet consists of 29 letters. The standard Latin alphabet is used with three additional letters: Å, Ä and Ö.

Interesting facts

The longest word

Realisationsvinstbeskattning (capital gain taxation).

Understanding of other languages

Swedish Speakers often can understand Norwegian and Danish.

Articles (grammar)

Articles in Swedish go after the noun and not before it (as in many other languages).

Unofficial language for a long time

The Swedish language was declared as an official language only in 2009.

Translation areas where Greek is most commonly used:

vehicle engineering, law, energy, finance, banking, insurance, information technology, medicine, pharmacy, clinical research, construction, real estate, agricultural machinery, forestry, logistics, telecommunication, industry, manufacturing, tourism, advertising and marketing, cosmetics and beauty industry and so on.

Linguistic services where translations from/to Swedish language are used:

Specialised and general translations, urgent translations, translations of the documents and their certification, translations of websites and audio-visual material, translation and localisation of a computer software, translation with editing and proofreading, review of the version for publishing, adaptation of text and preparation of creative writing, design and layout services, interpreting, language courses, etc.

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Language combinations:

Lithuanian-Swedish, Swedish-Lithuanian, Russian-Swedish, Swedish-Russian, Estonian-Swedish, Swedish-Estonian, English-Swedish, Swedish-English, German-Swedish, Swedish-German, French-Swedish, Swedish-French, Latvian- Swedish, Swedish-Latvian, Ukrainian-Swedish, Swedish-Ukrainian, Polish-Swedish, Swedish-Polish, Belarusian-Swedish, Swedish-Belarusian, Spanish-Swedish, Swedish-Spanish, Italian-Swedish, Swedish-Italian, Norwegian-Swedish, Swedish-Norwegian, Czech-Swedish, Swedish-Czech, Finnish-Swedish, Swedish-Finnish, Danish-Swedish, Swedish-Danish, Greek-Swedish, Swedish-Greek, Dutch-Swedish, Swedish-Dutch, Portuguese-Swedish, Swedish- Portuguese, Bulgarian-Swedish, Swedish-Bulgarian, etc.

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