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Members' forum: Why are you learning Swedish?

For the job, for a friend or for fun – there are many reaons to learn Swedish. Photo: Nele Schröder/The Local

Published: 08.Nov.2018 07:29 hrs

Swedish people may be known for their impressive English skills, but there are many people around the world who are learning Swedish – some of you just for fun. We asked you for your top tips.

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Sandra van Bijsterveld, 43, is a travel blogger from the Netherlands

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