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Top ten tips for taming the Swedish language

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Losing interest in your language lessons? Need to add some spice to your Swedish skills? Want to talk to the blonde that lives next door but you don't have the courage? Then The Local's top ten Swedish learning tips are for you.

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.

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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.

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Oliver Gee

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