Top ten tips for taming the Swedish language
Published: 22 Jan 2013 17:19 GMT+01:00
Updated: 22 Jan 2013 17:19 GMT+01:00
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Perhaps you’re an exchange student in Sweden, slowly realizing that the only Swedish culture you’re learning is the importance of a cinnamon bun with your coffee.
Or maybe you find yourself sitting in a Swedish for Foreigners (SFI) class staring listlessly out the window, mourning how the weekly tests do nothing for your heart rate.
Or do you wish your Swedish was a smidgeon more advanced so you could expand your small talk to medium talk when buying a latte at your local café.
Or do you just need a motivational kick into the field to get into the game and interact with the locals...
Well, you’re not alone. And that’s why we've gathered what we consider to be the best tips to help you break through the barrier and speak better Swedish.
This list aims to provide useful tips for anyone from a beginner to someone who has almost mastered the language.
But be warned, some are not for the faint of heart.