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English to Swedish Translation
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- English to Swedish Translation
- Swedish translation tips
- Popular Swedish translation phrases
- Swedish language facts
- Swedish translation services
- Swedish translator
- Localizing websites using hreflang meta tags
Having evolved from the same Germanic roots, the English and Swedish languages share a number of similarities, making translating between the two relatively straightforward for experienced translators. Swedish, for instance, is structured similarly to English, making use of the same subject-verb-object pattern.
The two languages also share over 1,500 pieces of vocabulary, including common words such as salt, digital and accent. Translators do, however, need to be vigilant of false friends: words that look and sound the same but have different meanings. Examples of false friends include the Swedish word bra, which means “good” in English, and glass, which means “ice cream”.
Swedish translation tips
Translation text contraction
Swedish is a relatively brief language, with a small vocabulary. As a result, when English is translated into Swedish, the original text shrinks by an average of 10 percent. When designing a website or formatting a document, this needs to be kept in mind.
It is often said that the Swedish language is cold and a little aloof. What this misses is the fact that Swedish is a subtle language and in its own way very expressive. There are even words that cannot be accurately translated into English. For example, dygn, that roughly translates as “all day and night”. For this reason, translating from English into Swedish (or vice versa) requires a translator with a deep knowledge of the language and its many subtleties.
Popular Swedish translation phrases
Take a look at some of the most popular and searched for English phrases and their Swedish translations.
|What to translate from English||Swedish translation|
|How are you?||Hur står det till?|
|I love you||Jag älskar dig|
|Happy birthday||Grattis på födelsedagen|
Swedish language facts
- Swedish is the official language of Sweden and one of the official languages of Finland – it is spoken by roughly 9 million people.
- The geographic and cultural links between Sweden, Denmark and Norway mean their languages are very similar and are mutually intelligible. It is often said that learning Swedish is like learning three languages at once.
- Swedish descends from the Old East Norse dialect, with the oldest known record of the language found on a runestone dating from 800 CE.
- Swedish has a far smaller vocabulary than English and has borrowed many English words, making it a relatively simple language to learn for English-speakers.
Swedish varieties and dialects
Swedish is predominantly spoken in Sweden, though it is also an official language of Finland, where it is spoken by around 300,000 people. What’s more, roughly 25,000 people speak Swedish in Aland, a self-governing archipelago of islands off the coast of Finland. Outside of Sweden and Finland, the largest Swedish speaking populations can be found in the US, UK, Spain and Germany.
There exists a rich array of dialects within Swedish, which can be roughly sorted into six categories: South Swedish, Götaland, Svealand, Norrland, Finland Swedish and Gotland. Within these categories there also exists a number of different regional dialects, which can in some cases be confined to a single parish. Luckily for tourists and language learners, speakers of these dialects are in the vast majority of cases also fluent in the standard form of the language.
Swedish translation services
Gengo is a trusted provider of Swedish translation services. All of our translators are pre-tested and professional, often having many years of experience. What’s more, we strive to provide great quality at affordable translation rates leveraging some of the most cutting-edge technology in the translation industry.
Gengo uses only native speaking, professional translators who can guarantee quality translations on a consistent basis. We listen to our customers specifications and adjust our service to ensure the end product is the best that it can be.
Our per word pricing system is simple and transparent, eliminating the need for upfront fees and negotiation of contracts. Our different pricing levels also allow you to choose the level of service that best fits your project. Learn more about our pricing.
Gengo excels in flexibility. Our platform is highly scalable, which means, no matter the deadline nor the size of the project, Gengo is able to help with all your translation needs.
Our expert Swedish translators have been providing high-quality content in a wide range of document or format types, including:
- Swedish website localization
- Swedish mobile app localization
- Swedish game localization
- Swedish product description translation
- Customer support translation
- Marketing copy, ads and social media
- News articles and entertainment
- Travel listings and guides
- Swedish document translation
- Emails, letters and more
Gengo’s Swedish translators are experts in their field with years of professional translation experience under their belts. This is why Gengo is trusted by global companies like YouTube, Airbnb and Sony to produce high quality translated content at lightning speed. Our innovative translation platform and global network of translators means that no matter the size or complexity of your Swedish translation project, we are able to deliver on time, every time, with quality assured.
If you are looking to translate your English content not only into Swedish but into other languages too, here are some of our other available languages:
- Arabic translator, see Arabic translation
- Greek translator, see Greek translation
- Hebrew translator, see Hebrew translation
- Korean translator, see Korean translation
- Norwegian translator, see Norwegian translation
- Polish translator, see Polish translation
- Russian translator, see Russian translation
- Thai translator, see Thai translation
- Vietnamese translator, see Vietnamese translation
- Japanese translator, see Japanese translation
Localizing websites using hreflang meta tags
When translating a website it’s important to ensure that search engines are able to understand exactly what language (or languages) your content is available in. In addition to the language attribute on the
<html> tag, each page should also include a
<head> section in which links to its localized equivalent are listed.
If the primary language of your website is English, for example, and you want to translate it into Swedish, then every translated page should include the following block of code in the
<link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/about/" hreflang="en" /> <link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/sv/about/" hreflang="sv" />
Keep in mind that this block should be added to both the original and the localized versions of your page (in this case: example.com/about/ & example.com/sv/about/). By doing this, each page points to every available localized version of itself, making it easy for search engines to understand the structure of your site and display the appropriate translation for every user.
Targeting a language and a country
In addition to specifying the language that your content is written in, you can also specify particular countries that you would like to target. This is ideal for a language that is spoken in multiple countries, such as Swedish (spoken in Sweden, parts of Finland and expatriate communities in countries such as the US). To do this, the country to be targeted is simply included in the hreflang attribute, like so:
<link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/sv/" hreflang="sv" /> <link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/sv-FI/" hreflang="sv-fi" /> <link rel="alternate" href="https://example.com/sv-US/" hreflang="sv-us" />