Learning Swedish: how one international resident FINALLY conquered her fears
Sweden

Learning Swedish: how one international resident FINALLY conquered her fears

Like many of Stockholm’s international residents, Kathryn Mathews moved to Sweden for love and was soon ready to get stuck in with learning the language. That was almost eight years ago.

Learning Swedish: the fast way to fluency

Learning Swedish: the fast way to fluency

10 words English borrowed from Swedish (and what they really mean)
Sweden

10 words English borrowed from Swedish (and what they really mean)

12 untranslatable Swedish words they didn’t teach you at SFI
Sweden

12 untranslatable Swedish words they didn’t teach you at SFI

Swedish for Programmers: Three languages for the price of none

Swedish for Programmers: Three languages for the price of none

Essential Swedish tech jargon all programmers in Sweden should know
Sweden

Essential Swedish tech jargon all programmers in Sweden should know

Do you really need to learn Swedish in Sweden?
Sweden

Do you really need to learn Swedish in Sweden?

Swedish for Programmers: Three languages for the price of none
Sweden

Swedish for Programmers: Three languages for the price of none

Is this your shortcut to a job in Sweden’s tech industry?
Sweden

Is this your shortcut to a job in Sweden’s tech industry?

13 sure signs you’ve mastered the Swedish language
Sweden

13 sure signs you’ve mastered the Swedish language

WATCH: Sweden star Marcus Berg’s four-year-old son in tears as dad makes World Cup debut
Sweden

WATCH: Sweden star Marcus Berg’s four-year-old son in tears as dad makes World Cup debut

Norway youth now ‘too lazy’ to take Swedes’ café jobs: lobby group

Norway youth now ‘too lazy’ to take Swedes’ café jobs: lobby group

Eight unexpected ways to experience history in Sweden this summer
Sweden

Eight unexpected ways to experience history in Sweden this summer

The professional approach to learning Swedish
Sweden

The professional approach to learning Swedish

Inspectorate highlights failings in Swedish for Immigrants courses
Sweden

Inspectorate highlights failings in Swedish for Immigrants courses

The Local’s eight best Swedish words of the week
Sweden

The Local’s eight best Swedish words of the week

‘Give back for old cheese’: Alicia Vikander teaches Swedish slang to the world
Sweden

‘Give back for old cheese’: Alicia Vikander teaches Swedish slang to the world

How to start a programming career in Sweden
Sweden

How to start a programming career in Sweden

Seven evocative Swedish winter words for snow
Sweden

Seven evocative Swedish winter words for snow

The app that teaches you Swedish while you watch TV
Sweden

The app that teaches you Swedish while you watch TV

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 9
Sweden

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 9

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 2
Sweden

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 2

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 1
Sweden

The Local’s Swedish word of the week – part 1

Får får får? Hacking the trickiest word in the Swedish language
Sweden

Får får får? Hacking the trickiest word in the Swedish language

The Swedish Teacher: When do you use sin, sitt and sina?
Sweden

The Swedish Teacher: When do you use sin, sitt and sina?

26 untranslatable Swedish words
Sweden

26 untranslatable Swedish words

Eleven Swedish ‘false friends’ you need to watch out for
Sweden

Eleven Swedish ‘false friends’ you need to watch out for

Do languages bring us together… or just make us feel plain silly?
Sweden

Do languages bring us together… or just make us feel plain silly?

Kuckeliku! 10 animal noises that sound different in Swedish
Sweden

Kuckeliku! 10 animal noises that sound different in Swedish

The Local’s Swedish film of the month: My Life as a Dog
Sweden

The Local’s Swedish film of the month: My Life as a Dog

‘More teachers needed’ to cut long waits for Swedish classes
Sweden

‘More teachers needed’ to cut long waits for Swedish classes

Learning the language: The perils of poor Swedish prawn-unciation
Sweden

Learning the language: The perils of poor Swedish prawn-unciation

Stay away from Swenglish grammar, Swedes are told
Sweden

Stay away from Swenglish grammar, Swedes are told

Six words Swedish stole from other languages
Sweden

Six words Swedish stole from other languages

Here’s where Sweden’s new citizens came from in 2016
Sweden

Here’s where Sweden’s new citizens came from in 2016

Swedish for Programmers: the secret to getting a job
Sweden

Swedish for Programmers: the secret to getting a job

Did you know today is an unofficial ‘national day’ in Sweden?
Sweden

Did you know today is an unofficial ‘national day’ in Sweden?

Why you should lose your shoes like a Swede
Sweden

Why you should lose your shoes like a Swede

This young German is scared of making babies cry, so we sent him to a Swedish baby meeting
Sweden

This young German is scared of making babies cry, so we sent him to a Swedish baby meeting

Stockholm professor designs new ‘Standard Swedish’ accent
Sweden

Stockholm professor designs new ‘Standard Swedish’ accent

Ten new Swedish words you need to learn right now
Sweden

Ten new Swedish words you need to learn right now

Sweden adds 43 new words to its language
Sweden

Sweden adds 43 new words to its language

Eight horrible Swedish words that get on my nerves
Sweden

Eight horrible Swedish words that get on my nerves

10 ways speaking Swedish will ruin your English
Sweden

10 ways speaking Swedish will ruin your English

The day I learned how to squeeze a Swedish elephant
Sweden

The day I learned how to squeeze a Swedish elephant

Swedish for programmers: ‘It changed my life’
Sweden

Swedish for programmers: ‘It changed my life’

Swede charged in Britain over supermarket ‘fraud’
Sweden

Swede charged in Britain over supermarket ‘fraud’

Six tips for learning Swedish without even being in Sweden
Sweden

Six tips for learning Swedish without even being in Sweden

Sound like a Swede just by learning these simple tricks
Sweden

Sound like a Swede just by learning these simple tricks

‘Swedes have the right to decide what’s best for their nation’
Sweden

‘Swedes have the right to decide what’s best for their nation’

Gabriel mastered Swedish and got accepted onto a medicine degree in just 7 months
Sweden

Gabriel mastered Swedish and got accepted onto a medicine degree in just 7 months

In pictures: Why is Nordic design so hot right now?
Sweden

In pictures: Why is Nordic design so hot right now?

Six easy ways to boost your Swedish skills now
Sweden

Six easy ways to boost your Swedish skills now

Italian opera singer wins prestigious music prize
Italy

Italian opera singer wins prestigious music prize

Six totally Swedish things that actually aren’t
Sweden

Six totally Swedish things that actually aren’t

Masturbation verb tops 2015 Swedish word list
Sweden

Masturbation verb tops 2015 Swedish word list

Ice magic at north Sweden island lodges
Sweden

Ice magic at north Sweden island lodges

Norway police hunt Sweden terror suspect
Norway

Norway police hunt Sweden terror suspect

Italian doctor wins prize for work with war victims
Italy

Italian doctor wins prize for work with war victims

The Local’s top Swedish songs of August
Sweden

The Local’s top Swedish songs of August

Swedish police officers praised by New Yorkers
Sweden

Swedish police officers praised by New Yorkers

Swedish model ‘raped and kidnapped’ by Italian
Italy

Swedish model ‘raped and kidnapped’ by Italian

Four Swedish home design trends for spring
Sweden

Four Swedish home design trends for spring

Swedish House Mafia stars reunite for summer
Sweden

Swedish House Mafia stars reunite for summer

Can learning Swedish be fun? One student’s tips
Sweden

Can learning Swedish be fun? One student’s tips

Ten fun tips for taming the Swedish language
Sweden

Ten fun tips for taming the Swedish language

Sweden considers new tactic to enlist soldiers
Sweden

Sweden considers new tactic to enlist soldiers

Swedish schools hit ‘grim’ new low: report
Sweden

Swedish schools hit ‘grim’ new low: report

Swedish film wins Venice’s Golden Lion
Italy

Swedish film wins Venice’s Golden Lion

Eccentric Swedish film wins Venice award
Sweden

Eccentric Swedish film wins Venice award

Introducing: Sweden’s five minority languages
Sweden

Introducing: Sweden’s five minority languages

Swede snags assassin role in Tom Cruise film
Sweden

Swede snags assassin role in Tom Cruise film

Appeal sought over football fan killing
Sweden

Appeal sought over football fan killing

Electrolux strikes deal to save 1,200 jobs in Italy
Italy

Electrolux strikes deal to save 1,200 jobs in Italy

Ericsson workload killed Italian man: high court
Italy

Ericsson workload killed Italian man: high court

Want permanent residence? Learn Swedish first, new report proposes
Sweden

Want permanent residence? Learn Swedish first, new report proposes

New bid to help foreign pupils learn Swedish
Sweden

New bid to help foreign pupils learn Swedish

Swedish royal hospitalized after ski fall
Italy

Swedish royal hospitalized after ski fall

‘One should never create art to make money’
Italy

‘One should never create art to make money’

Sweden ‘failed to protect’ shower girl: court
Sweden

Sweden ‘failed to protect’ shower girl: court

European court to rule on Swedish shower case
Sweden

European court to rule on Swedish shower case

Swede stops train in row over disabled access
Italy

Swede stops train in row over disabled access

‘Migrants are not commodities’: MEP
Italy

‘Migrants are not commodities’: MEP

Syrian man sets himself on fire in Rome – reports
Italy

Syrian man sets himself on fire in Rome – reports

Sweden buzzing to inspect sex toys
Sweden

Sweden buzzing to inspect sex toys

Swedish kids test better in English than Swedish
Sweden

Swedish kids test better in English than Swedish

Swedes second best at English in the EU
Sweden

Swedes second best at English in the EU

placeholder image
Sweden

Swedish: still not Sweden’s official language

placeholder image
Sweden

Uterus lost in translation

placeholder image
Sweden

The year’s new Swedish words

placeholder image
Sweden

Word Wallahs Willingly Welcome W

Is Sweden obsessed with booze?
Sweden

Is Sweden obsessed with booze?

placeholder image
Sweden

West Ham release Freddie Ljungberg

Ryanair ‘defends right of Swedish girls to take their clothes off’
Sweden

Ryanair ‘defends right of Swedish girls to take their clothes off’

placeholder image
Sweden

Swedish texts ‘filled with ideological bias’

placeholder image
Sweden

Swedish becomes official ‘main language’

Stockholm reported for using too much English
Sweden

Stockholm reported for using too much English

Government reported for English email use
Sweden

Government reported for English email use

placeholder image
Sweden

Swedish doctor found drunk on the job

placeholder image
Sweden

Telia forced to reveal file-sharing customer

What can’t be said can be written: Herta Müller
Sweden

What can’t be said can be written: Herta Müller

Post-Christmas sales give much needed boost
Sweden

Post-Christmas sales give much needed boost

Universities quizzed over English requirement
Sweden

Universities quizzed over English requirement

Swedish feels the squeeze in Finland
Sweden

Swedish feels the squeeze in Finland

Berlitz provides the language boost for your career
Sweden

Berlitz provides the language boost for your career

Local Liberal too ‘un-Swedish’ for top post
Sweden

Local Liberal too ‘un-Swedish’ for top post

Learning Swedish with celebrities and assassins
Sweden

Learning Swedish with celebrities and assassins

Swedish government flouts English email ban
Sweden

Swedish government flouts English email ban

placeholder image
Sweden

Swedish language under threat in Finland: report

placeholder image
Sweden

Christian Democrats mull betting u-turn

Twisting tongues: Sweden’s sexiest dialect
Sweden

Twisting tongues: Sweden’s sexiest dialect

Volvo’s Chinese owner interested in Saab: report
Sweden

Volvo’s Chinese owner interested in Saab: report

Swedes and English: when things go wrong
Sweden

Swedes and English: when things go wrong

Celebrities in Swedish: YouTube’s finest
Sweden

Celebrities in Swedish: YouTube’s finest

‘Swedish is the world’s richest language’: Swede
Sweden

‘Swedish is the world’s richest language’: Swede

Students opt for Swedish companies: survey
Sweden

Students opt for Swedish companies: survey

Ten Swedish words you won’t find in English
Sweden

Ten Swedish words you won’t find in English

placeholder image
Sweden

Learning Swedish delays dementia: study

Nine untranslatable Swedish words – caught on film
Sweden

Nine untranslatable Swedish words – caught on film

Sweden drifting from ‘Swedish model’: report
Sweden

Sweden drifting from ‘Swedish model’: report

Sweden’s Olsson looks to shine on Euro stage
Sweden

Sweden’s Olsson looks to shine on Euro stage

Swedish meatballs made easy in Stockholm
Sweden

Swedish meatballs made easy in Stockholm

placeholder image
Sweden

Sweden exploits factory workers in China: report

Swedish chef actually speaks Norwegian: report
Sweden

Swedish chef actually speaks Norwegian: report

‘Swenglish’: the definitive guide and top ten
Sweden

‘Swenglish’: the definitive guide and top ten

Stockholm’s Sweden Bookshop closes down
Sweden

Stockholm’s Sweden Bookshop closes down

Top ten words you didn’t know came from Sweden
Sweden

Top ten words you didn’t know came from Sweden

Learning Swedish the easy way
Sweden

Learning Swedish the easy way

Swedes’ most common English errors exposed
Sweden

Swedes’ most common English errors exposed

‘To hell with traditional Swedish behaviour’
Sweden

‘To hell with traditional Swedish behaviour’

Swedes and donkeys: a language peculiarity 
Sweden

Swedes and donkeys: a language peculiarity 

Swedish lessons take off across Europe
Sweden

Swedish lessons take off across Europe

Learning Swedish from Russia with love
Sweden

Learning Swedish from Russia with love

Sweden’s ten oddest sayings in English
Sweden

Sweden’s ten oddest sayings in English

US motel coma man wakes speaking Swedish
Sweden

US motel coma man wakes speaking Swedish

Why are Swedes so obsessed with numbers?
Sweden

Why are Swedes so obsessed with numbers?

Linguist slams agency for gibberish letter
Sweden

Linguist slams agency for gibberish letter

Skål! The Local’s guide to Sweden’s bizarrely intricate toasting etiquette
Sweden

Skål! The Local’s guide to Sweden’s bizarrely intricate toasting etiquette

Study Swedish or lose welfare, Swedish Social Democrats propose
Sweden

Study Swedish or lose welfare, Swedish Social Democrats propose

Swedish recipe: How to make warm goats’ cheese salad with cranberries
Sweden

Swedish recipe: How to make warm goats’ cheese salad with cranberries

Revealed: Swedes expected to work longest in Europe
Sweden

Revealed: Swedes expected to work longest in Europe

How I got immigrants and Swedes dining together
Sweden

How I got immigrants and Swedes dining together

‘Who gains from immigrants being unable to speak Swedish?’
Sweden

‘Who gains from immigrants being unable to speak Swedish?’

Immigrant kids ‘doing just fine’: study
Sweden

Immigrant kids ‘doing just fine’: study

Swedish concern over Cocaine energy drink
Sweden

Swedish concern over Cocaine energy drink