Ten more Swedish words you won’t find in English

Ten more Swedish words you won’t find in English

While the English dictionary may be overflowing, it's still missing some extremely common words. Here, we've compiled ten of the best Swedish words that simply don't have an English equivalent.

Swedish woman slams ‘restrictive’ dating site

Swedish woman slams ‘restrictive’ dating site

A 43-year-old Swedish woman looking for romance ended up filing a complaint against the dating site eDarling to Sweden’s Consumer Agency (Konsumentsombudsmannen, KO) after her love-seeking endeavours fell flat.

‘Non-alignment is part of Sweden’s self-image’

‘Non-alignment is part of Sweden’s self-image’

Swedes remain opposed to joining Nato because doing so would mean jettisoning an important element of Sweden's national identity, argues political scientist Ulf Bjereld.

Cleaning lady steals train and crashes into house

Cleaning lady steals train and crashes into house

Officials remain baffled as to why a cleaning lady commandeered a train in the upscale Stockholm suburb of Saltsjöbaden early Tuesday morning and crashed it into a house, where it remains while crews work out how to safely remove the wreckage.

Riksbank probes mortgage-repayment law

Riksbank probes mortgage-repayment law

The head of Sweden's central bank, Stefan Ingves, said on Tuesday that the government could be forced to make Swedes pay off their mortgages if the country's banks don't "take the responsibility" themselves.

100-car pile-up kills one, leaves dozens injured

100-car pile-up kills one, leaves dozens injured

One person died and more than 40 were injured on the E4 motorway near Helsingborg, southwestern Sweden, after an estimated 100 vehicles crashed into one another due to dense fog and slippery road conditions.

Unions propose profit cap on welfare business

Unions propose profit cap on welfare business

The Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO) has proposed a new type of company that would limit profits made in the tax-funded welfare sector, in a move that goes against the line of their traditional political ally, the opposition Social Democrat Party.

Sweden tops EU mobile-connectivity league

Sweden tops EU mobile-connectivity league

Swedes use their mobile devices for internet use more than any other Europeans, a new review from Eurostat shows.

Two years of chemo for ‘non-existent’ tumours

Two years of chemo for ‘non-existent’ tumours

A woman from eastern Sweden underwent chemotherapy for two years before doctors realized the cancerous tumours they were treating didn't actually exist.

No arrests as police hunt for gang rape suspects

No arrests as police hunt for gang rape suspects

No arrests have yet been made and police continue their investigation following the suspected gang rape on Sunday of a 22-year-old woman near the Sundbyberg train station in Stockholm.