Swedish: The language with progressive pronouns
10 facts about Swedish
Origin of the language
Swedish was a descendant of Old Norse and spoken by the Germanic peoples living in Scandinavia during the Viking Era.
History of the language
It began in the last decades of the 19th century.
Learning the language
It takes about 575 hours to learn Swedish.
Swedish Language for Beginners
These are ten interesting words to start learning in Swedish.
Windy or stormy weather=Blåsväder
Beautiful or Fair=Skönt
The present moment is significant, not as the bridge between past and future, but by reason of its contents, which can fill our emptiness and become ours if we are capable of receiving them.
You read and write and sing and experience, thinking that one day these things will build the character you admire to live as. You love and lose and bleed best you can, to the extreme, hoping that one day the world will read you like the poem you want to be.
Be yourself. The world worships the original.
Fun Facts About the Swedish Language
Different Words’ for Grandparents
Swedish traces family words by maternal and paternal lines, which means there are different words for your grandparents on the mom’s side and dad’s side.
There’s no way to say “please”. So if you want to be polite, you’re going to have to find another way.
Weekdays Named After Nordic Gods
In Swedish, the days of the week are named after Nordic Gods.
Swedish has three pronouns: hon (she), han (he), and hen (a gender-neutral personal pronoun).
You May Know Some Swedish
Chances are that you already know some Swedish, for example, “gauntlet” is a Swedish word.
Words with Depth
Fika means to have a cup of coffee with a treat at a cafe while talking with a friend.
No Q or X
Very few words start with ‘Q’ or ‘X’ in Swedish.
Lagom means “not too little, not too much, but just right.”
Sweden got its name from the Svear people nearly 2,000 years ago. In their language, svear meant "we", and rike meant "kingdom".
Before 1525, the language was influenced by Danish, but after the revolt of Gustav I Vasa, it was distinguished as a separate language.