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English-Swedish and Swedish-English translation
The translators of Transly Translation Agency have comprehensive experience in translating and editing a wide variety of texts. Our Swedish translators are native speakers of Swedish and have specialised training in linguistics. If necessary, we can also involve experts in the relevant field in the translation process. This way you can be sure that both the English-Swedish and Swedish-English translations are fluent, terminologically correct and natural-sounding.
How is the Swedish language distributed?
Swedish is spoken by some ten million people, almost 90% of which live in Sweden. Swedish is also one of the two official languages of Finland where it is spoken natively by 290,000 people. In addition, there are Swedish-speaking communities in Estonia, Norway, Ukraine, Canada and the United States. Thanks to a large immigrant population, a variety of Swedish dialects can now be heard in Swedish cities, spoken by families from widely diverse cultural backgrounds. Despite their differences, they are all united by the solidary of the ambitious Nordic spirit.
What is the position of the Swedish language in the world?
- Swedish is an Indo-European language belonging to the East Scandinavian languages of the Germanic language group.
- The Swedish language is closely related to Danish and Norwegian, so much so that it is largely mutually intelligible with both languages. The vocabulary of Swedish also contains loans from German and French.
- In Swedish, the Swedish language is called svenska.
- Swedish is the official language of both Sweden and Finland, in the latter case, it is the second official language alongside Finnish. In Finland, Swedish is a mandatory subject in general education schools.
- Swedish is the native language of 5.4% of the population of Finland, including 92.4% of the population of the autonomous region of Åland. Native Swedish-speakers who live in Finland are called Finland-Swedes.
- In terms of number of speakers, Swedish ranks 90th in the world.
- Swedish is also one of the official languages of the European Union.
What is the Swedish language like?
Swedish is considered one of the easiest foreign languages for English speakers to learn. Swedish and English have a lot in common in terms of vocabulary, sentence structure and grammar. Having a good knowledge of Swedish also makes it easier to learn Danish and Norwegian, which are somewhat more challenging. In addition to similarities with Danish and Norwegian, Swedish shares 90% of vocabulary with German and Dutch, meaning that having comprehensive knowledge of Swedish will also make it easier to learn German and Dutch.
What to keep in mind when entering the Swedish market?
Teamwork and individual contributions are valued in Swedish work culture and Swedes do not feel the need to stand out from the crowd. In companies, power is often shared between all team members and equality and unity are highly regarded.
The trade union system and strict labour laws in Sweden make the lives of employees more secure but can also make administration extremely complex. It must be taken into account that occasionally there is a considerable amount of red tape to deal with.
Rapid change is uncommon in Sweden and, due to the many rules and regulations that must be followed, it is also difficult to carry them out. It is important to take time to allow for innovation and to consider that Swedes like to think things through several times over and discuss them at length before making any decisions.
A typical Swede is reserved and polite, but also very knowledgeable and well-spoken. An ability to express oneself clearly and without excessive gestures is considered professional: people do not get overly emotional when giving praise or pointing out mistakes.
In their professional life, Swedes value comfort and modest elegance above all. In larger cities, it is not unusual for people to have a bolder style when it comes to work attire, but in smaller towns it is quite rare. Even most TV and public personalities have a modest appearance.
- Working time and rest period
Swedes are ambitious and diligent employees who also place a great deal of emphasis on their family life and comfort at home. Their love for being comfortable and taking a break is also reflected in the practice of fika – a longer coffee break at work which often also includes a cinnamon bun or some other delicious pastry.
How best to succeed in the Swedish market?
Establishing personal contacts is the first precondition for entering the Swedish market. Although Swedes are fluent in English, communication in Swedish, Swedish information materials, e-mails and website help you establish better direct contact. If you translate your materials into Swedish, your business partners and clients in Sweden will understand that you are going to great lengths for them. Your efforts to provide information to Swedes in their native language will pay off and give you a competitive advantage.
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