you don't need to cross the river to get water (gå inte över ån efter vatten)
Swedish (Svenska)

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Swedish is related with German and English and very close to Norwegian and Danish. Swedes, Norwegians and Danes normally understand each other. Swedes under the age of 60 normally has English as a second language and has studied English for several years in school.

Swedish and English words are often quite similar which means that an English-speaking person can understand a lot reading Swedish. But there are many false friends. Below you will find a sample of them that spelled means something else.

English
Swedish
art
species
ask
box
barn
child
be
ask, beg
befall
order, command
billion
trillion
block
boulder
bra
good
brand
fire
a.s.o


And here are a few that pronounces the same way to be aware of:
cock is the swedish word for chef,
prick means a dot and
sheet pronounces as swedish for feces, excrement

Free Dictionary

Wiki

language
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wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_language
Swedish proverbs
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swedish_Wikipedia

Vocabulary

God - Delicious - Sabroso
God morgon - Good morning - Buenos dias
God eftermiddag - Good afternoon
God kväll - Good evening - Buenos noches
God natt - Good night - Buenos noches
Hej då - Goodbye - Adios
Tack - Thank you - Gracias
Varsågod - You're welcome - De nada
Hur mår du - How are you? - Como estas?
Bra - Fine - Bien
Fika - Coffee break - Café
Språket = Language
Upptäck - Discover - Discubrir
Logon - Good enough for me - Esta bien para mi
God Jul och Gott Nytt År! - Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Ovän - someone who is not your friend
Vacker = Beautiful
Du är i våra tankar och hjärtan = You are in our thoughts and hearts
Gökotta = Getting up early specifically to go outside and listen to birdsong. (twitter)




Kissnödig - in need of a toilet (literally means “pee-needy”)
http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knytkalas


People who do not listen with all their senses will not hear

Proverbs

Gå inte över ån efter vatten - You don't need to cross the river to get water
Människor som inte lyssnar med alla sina sinnen, hör inte - People who do not listen with all their senses will not hear - La gente quien escucha con todos sus sentidos no escuchan
Tomma tunnor skramlar mest - Empty barrels make the most noise. (People who listen know a lot, and people who talk a lot know less.)
? - Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow
? - The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.

Translation

http://translate.google.com/#sv|en|


Radio

http://sverigesradio.se
http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=2948&artikel=4650572

English in Sweden - The long-term Swedish love affair with the English language continues unabated, so much so that Swedish—as well as five other national minority languages—have been given a legislative boost, to encourage and increase their standing at home.

Elsewhere on the Web

http://oaks.nvg.org/swedish-proverbs.html
How far can English take you in Sweden?
https://medium.com/roaming-the-earth/7b26c226d2f4

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