Växjö pronunciation - how to pronounce Vaxjo correctly

How to pronounce “Växjö”

Yes, it looks a bit weird and it sounds even weirder – the name of the city of Växjö. The first time I read it, it looked already a bit funny. Later, when I heard … Read more

Funny Swedish words & phrases

Top 10 Funny Swedish Words – Bra, Puss, Kock & more

Are you looking for some entertaining Swedish words or phrases? Here is a list of the most common Swedish words that make non-Swedes laugh, or at least smirk. :) Funny Swedish words and expressions bra – … Read more

Learn basic Swedish words and phrases

Basic Swedish Phrases, Words & Common Sentences – for Your Trip to Sweden

Jag pratar inte svenska. – I don’t speak Swedish. … but soon you will. Well, at least some basic Swedish ;) Are you going to Sweden? For a trip, work or maybe a semester abroad? … Read more

Girl speaking Swedish, which is easy to learn.

Is Swedish Easy to Learn? Yes (and No) Here is Why …

Not many people in the world speak Swedish in their daily lives. Well, the Swedes and a few Finns. In total about 10 million people. Character of the Swedish language The Swedish language sounds to … Read more

Swedish Happy birthday song - How to be Swedish

Swedish ‘Happy Birthday’ Song – Lyrics & Birthday Tradition – ‘Ja må han/hon leva’

  Once a year Swedes celebrate their birthday. If you, as a new-Swede or Sweden visitor, ever consider celebrating your birthday, in the presence of other Swedes, there is something I need to warn you about… … Read more

Swedish National Anthem Lyrics Swedish English

Swedish National Anthem – Lyrics in Swedish & English

National anthem of Sweden The Swedish national anthem – called “Sveriges nationalsång” in Sweden – is not only sung at sportevents like the Olympic games or games of the national football team. Swedes have a … Read more

Useful Swedish Phrases for Small Talk

Useful Swedish Phrases For Your Small-Talk or Flirt With Swedes

Are you already looking forward to your trip to Sweden? You can’t wait to experience Sweden’s beautiful nature, exciting parties and maybe even getting to know some of the locals? Then you might probably like to impress some Swedes with … Read more

Swedish for hello - hej

“Hej” (Swedish for “Hello”/”Hey”) And Other Swedish Greeting Phrases

Hej is the probably the first word you hear when you come to Sweden. The stewardess, the cashier at the gas station or the receptionist will most likely greet you with a very friendly and slightly … Read more