English to Swedish Translation

Population: Of the approximately 9.3 million Swedish-speaking people living in Europe in 2005, 7 million had access to the Internet.

Search engines: http://se.abacho.com/http://www.mavicanet.com/directory/swe/http://katalogen.sunet.se/

Character Encodings:

Language Code: sv

Charset: ISO-8859-1

Geographical Location: Sweden, Finland, Estonia.

Literacy Rate: 99%

Dialects: Although dialects do exist in Swedish, virtually all Swedish speakers now use the standard form of Swedish.

Currency: Sweden: krona (SEK), Finland: Euro, Estonia: kroon (ESK).

Language Tips: Swedish uses a 28-letter alphabet. All of the latin letters are included with the exception of “w” and three additional letters å, ä, and ö are added. Swedish vocabulary is mostly Germanic in nature, but the language also borrows from English and French. Borrowed words are usually transcribed using the Swedish spelling system. As with other Scandinavian languages, Swedish attaches the definite article to the word. For instance “fisk” means “a fish” but “fisken” means “the fish”. Swedish nouns are classified into two genders (uter or neuter) and the ending on the words will change in the possessive form. Eg “fiskens” meaning “belonging to the fish”. Swedish also has a propensity for attaching smaller words together to form new words. An example of this would be “nagellacksborttagningsmedel” meaning “nail polish remover”. Word order in Swedish is subject- verb- object, the same as English. Swedish-speakers use the Arabic numbering system and use decimals and commas opposite to the English version. For instance ten thousand, nine hundred twenty three point four would be written 10.923,4.

On a typical business card: We would recommend leaving the person’s name and company name in English script. Addresses can often be left in English as well; however, city and country names should be translated if the Swedish equivalent differs from English.

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