In Sweden, residents know how to speak in English but most of their signage are in Svenska/Swedish. Just like the messages flashed in LED signage on the train or bus. I also noticed that most of the restaurant's menus are written in Swedish and I seldom found English translations huhuhu :(
Glad that I have my Google Translate mobile app with me whenever I travel solo. I also downloaded the English-Swedish translation package so I can always access it even without internet connection.
And before going to Sweden, I also tried learning the language through Youtube videos.
See this Swedish guy - Eric Edler's tutorial videos in Youtube; he's charming too ;)
He taught a lot about the language and even what to expect about the weather in Sweden.
Well, here are my top 7 Swedish words and phrases which I hear a lot and I now use to converse as well. So let's start with...
|Hej! - Hello; Hi.|
photo: at Historiska Museet
|Bra! - Good/Great.photo: at the Gamla Stan|
|Tack. - Thanks.|
|Hej då! - Bye.|
photo: at the Steninge Slott near Märsta outside of Stockholm
Eller hur? - Right? Their version of our "Di ba?"
photo: at the Moderna Museet in Skeppsholmen
|Chilla [slang] - (to) chill; (to) relax |
photo: at the Norra Dellen, Lake, located near Fonebo, Gävleborgs län
|And Fika - a Swedish coffee break|
photo: at Tant Bruns Kaffestuga (Aunt Brown Coffee Shop) in Sigtuna
Just say, 'Jag älskar dig'. ♥ ♥ ♥
Anyway, I already know how to count 1-10 in Svenska too, haha! Yes, I'm proud of my skill.
|photo from Etsy|
So… our Swedish mini lesson ends here for now.
Until my next post :)