Menu in the steamer S.S. Drottningholm.  Stockholm, Sweden


by Eve Andersson
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While it's true that nearly all Swedes speak English (some better than Americans do), it's still useful to have some idea of Swedish pronunciation. It'll help you correctly pronounce names and places, for instance.


Most consonants are exactly the same in Swedish as they are in English. Some exceptions:


Vowels can have more than one pronunciation (depending on which consonants are nearby, etc.), but this will give you an idea of the approximate pronunciation of each vowel: If some of the vowel sounds seem strange to you, don't worry. When you're there, you'll probably be able to find a Swede who will help you with your pronunciation. Most of the people I met there were quite helpful.

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