Translation into Swedish
Swedish is a Nordic language, of which there are about 10 millions speakers. It constitutes a window into investment in Sweden.
Swedish around the World
About 10 million people across the globe speak Swedish. According to this figure, this Germanic language is in 89th position of most spoken languages. These speakers are principally found in Sweden, where 85% of the population have Swedish as their mother tongue. Even in this country, Swedish is not the official language, or at least, the Constitution is not defined as such.
However it is the second official language in Finland, where about half of the population speaks Swedish. In Germany and in the United States, increasingly more people are choosing to learn Swedish. Swedish universities have been welcoming those who want to pick up or improve their study of this language, which has also become one of the most popular Nordic languages.
Swedish in the Professional Sphere
When one thinks of Sweden, one automatically thinks of Ikea. This vision is somewhat limiting to say the least. Indeed, there is the beauty of the country and the warmth and hospitality of its population. Discovering its way of life and understanding its culture by means of its language is a magnificent experience.
Swedish also open doors to other Scandinavian languages. There are certainly many differences, however many similarities can be drawn from them as well. Thus, for a Swedish speaker, it is possible, at least in written form, to understand Norwegian, Danish and even Icelandic. A translator who has mastered his language will also be able to correctly decipher the written content of other Nordic languages.
The Swedish economy is particularly accessible to the rest of the world. As a result, Sweden is open to different kinds of investment and welcomes those who make the effort to understand their language, either personally or through the means of a translator.
The Subtleties of the Swedish language
As previously mentioned, Scandinavian languages have many things in common. A translator whose mother tongue is Swedish will be able to tell the difference between the various languages, even if some words of a sentence are identical. To give a very simple example, the number ‘three’ is said in the same way in Swedish, Danish and Norwegian: ‘tre’. However, the first two digits are different in these languages. ‘One’ is ‘ett’ in Swedish and ‘een’ in Danish’. For ‘two’, it is ‘två’ in Swedish and ‘to’ in Danish.