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Why Should I Learn Swedish?

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Sweden has the best English in the world for a country where English is not a native language. That is pretty impressive. So why would any American, Canadian, Australian, British, or Kiwi want to learn Swedish in the first place?

Well, first off, there is no better way to get a sense of a culture than learning the language of that culture. The nuances of a language give you great insight! Now we all know that you don’t need to learn Swedish in order to get around and do general traveling to Sweden. But just because you don’t need to, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t!

Secondly, if you do take the time to learn Swedish, Swedes are generally impressed. Sure, it is hard to speak to them because their English is so perfect, and your Swedish, well, let’s face it, it could use some work. But they won’t make you feel any more uncomfortable and when you speak Swedish, most likely you will put a smile on a Swede’s face.

Thirdly, if your native language is English, you will be happy to hear that Swedish is one of the easier languages to learn. Now, if it is your first foreign language, it is going to be hard. Learning any language is hard, especially the first time around. But just be grateful that it isn’t any more complicated than its vowels and if you still start to feel down and depressed about it, take a look at English. Hole and Whole? Beer and Bear? (yes, Swedes get that one mixed up ALL the time). English is pretty hard too, and you mastered that language in no time!

Lastly, if you do learn Swedish, you will forever be a Swedish Freak. And that is something to be proud of!

What reasons do you have for learning Swedish?


  1. January 6, 2013 at 09:22 — Reply

    I just love the Swedish people and their language. That’s why I’m learning it.

    • January 6, 2013 at 18:26 — Reply

      That is the best reason Christa!

  2. Youma
    January 7, 2013 at 00:26 — Reply

    Not to mention though, through, thorough, trough, tough..

    • January 7, 2013 at 01:26 — Reply

      So true! I know Swedish has similar words, but English is just as hard 🙂 One goose, two geese, one moose, two…..?

  3. annika
    January 8, 2013 at 10:10 — Reply

    …learned Swedish because of the literature…
    and because I can read in Norwegian and Danish as well… learn One language, get three

  4. January 22, 2013 at 16:35 — Reply

    My main reason is honestly culturally-competent parenting. Except for things regarding my kids and school I almost never speak Swedish!

  5. Renata
    February 8, 2013 at 13:54 — Reply

    The sound of the language is amazing! And I am having a bad time trying to learn it…but it’s so worthy (Note: I’m trying to learn all by myself, there’s no swedish class in my town) I guess that’s make me a real Swedish freak, right?!?!?!?!

  6. Cody
    March 25, 2013 at 03:28 — Reply

    I really want to learn this language since I’ve been reading so many books from there, so why not try to learn the language? I’m really excited to get started on learning this!

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Hilary lived two years in Norrland, Sweden (Northern Sweden) and fell in love with the country. She lives in Prague, Czechia and hopes to one day soon return to Sweden.