Swedish Alphabet & How to Pronounce Each Letter Correctly

Swedish Alphabet
Swedish Alphabet: A-Z or rather A-Ö

The Swedish alphabet has 29 letter. That's three more than the English alphabet has. And Swedes don't say “from A to Z” but rather “från A till Ö” since Ö is the last letter.

Swedish Alphabet

Aa, Bb, Cc, Dd, Ee, Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, Jj, Kk, Ll, Mm, Nn, Oo, Pp, Qq, Rr, Ss, Tt, Uu, Vv, Ww, Xx, Yy, Zz, Åå, Ää, Öö

Swedish Spelling Alphabet

When you are in a phone call with a Swede, having a poor reception, use this spelling alphabet to spell your name …

  • A – Adam
  • B – Bertil
  • C – Cesar
  • D – David
  • E – Erik
  • F – Filip
  • G – Gustav
  • H – Helge
  • I – Ivar
  • J – Johan
  • K – Kalle
  • L – Ludvig
  • M – Martin
  • N – Niklas
  • O – Olof
  • P – Petter
  • Q – Qvintus
  • R – Rudolf
  • S – Sigurd
  • T – Tore
  • U – Urban
  • V – Viktor
  • W – Wilhelm
  • X – Xerxes
  • Y – Yngve
  • Z – Zäta
  • Å – Åke
  • Ä – Ärlig
  • Ö – Östen

Pronunciation of the Swedish Alphabet

Together with a Swedish friend of mine I made a recording of the right pronunciation of each letter of the Swedish alphabet. This is how it sounds:

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