Språkkänsla: svenska ersättningsuttryck

Sometimes it is tempting to use a little bit too much English when we speak Swedish. Here is a list of some useful replacement expressions in Swedish: Eng: abstract. Swe: abstrakt, referat, sammandrag. Eng: adware. Swe: spionprogram; reklamprogram, annonsfinansierat program. Eng: access (noun). Swe: tillgång, tillträde, åtkomst. Eng: advisory board. Swe: rådgivande kommitté, ~ grupp, … Read moreSpråkkänsla: svenska ersättningsuttryck

Interview with a Swedish learner – Alicia

Alicia is from Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.A. She has moved to Sweden for a work assignment that is determined to be a two year assignment. Her employer had arranged Swedish lessons for her through the International House in London that lasted about one month. She works as a retail store manager for an American … Read moreInterview with a Swedish learner – Alicia

Swedish dialects resource

As many of you will already know, the Swedish language has many varied dialects. There is a wonderful resource on the web, where you can look at different regions and listen to different Swedish dialects: SweDia 2000. The website is the result of a collaborative research project between the universities of Umeå, Stockholm and Lund. … Read moreSwedish dialects resource

Språkkänsla – liksom, typ, väl

In the Swedish language, as in many other languages, we have several “vaghetsmarkörer” (vagueness markers). These markers are often used in spoken language, in order to make an argument more vague. They are not necessarily translated as such, but can be compared with English expressions like: “kind of”, “isn’t it”, “sort of”, “ish”, etc. Some … Read moreSpråkkänsla – liksom, typ, väl