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Swedish Translation

DISKUSIJA provides top quality Swedish Translation services. Our established team of professional Swedish translators has extensive experience in the Swedish translation of all types of documents.

We provide English to Swedish as well as Swedish to English translation. We can also translate into Swedish from all other languages and vice versa.

Our most commonly provided Swedish translations are:

Into Swedish

  • English to Swedish Translation
  • French to Swedish Translation
  • German to Swedish Translation
  • Lithuanian to Swedish Translation
  • Russian to Swedish Translation

 

From Swedish

  • Swedish to English Translation
  • Swedish to French Translation
  • Swedish to German Translation
  • Swedish to Lithuanian Translation
  • Swedish to Russian Translation

 

This is just a partial list of language combinations including Swedish. If you don’t find the language you need to translate from/into Swedish, please contact us and we will do our best to satisfy your language requirements.

Swedish Language Facts

The Swedish language (svenska) is a North Germanic language of the Indo-European family. It is spoken by 10 million people, predominately in Sweden and by a large minority in Finland. Swedish is the national and de facto official language of Sweden and one of the official languages of Finland, the European Union and the Nordic Council.

Interestingly, the language does not have official status in law, although it used in local and central government, education, and public life. The bill which would have made Swedish an official language was proposed in 2005, but it failed to pass.

Swedish was spoken in Estonia and Latvia before World War II as the language of minorities and was allowed to be used in parliament also. But after the Soviet Union invaded both countries, almost all ethnic Swedes fled to Sweden.

Swedish is mutually intelligible to a large extent with Norwegian and to a lesser extent with Danish– all of them are descendants of Old Norse language and, considering their similarities they could even be considered as dialects of a single common Scandinavian language.

Modern language: alphabet, vocabulary, spelling, grammar

Contemporary written Swedish uses a modified Latin alphabet. There are 29 letters in the Swedish alphabet.

There are six groups of Swedish dialects and some dialects differ from the standard language and are not mutually intelligible with it. These are spoken by small numbers of people in rural areas of Sweden.

The standard, uniform Swedish language evolved from Central Swedish dialects in the 19th century.

Swedish, like English, is not a highly inflectional language. There are two genders, two cases and two numbers.

The standard word order is “subject-verb-object”, although this is not strict and can be changed when particular words need to be stressed.

History of the Swedish language

In the ninth century the common ancient Scandinavian language – Old Norse began to split into Old West Norse (Norway and Iceland) and Old East Norse (Denmark and Sweden).

Until the 12th century people in the territories of present-day Denmark and Sweden spoke in sub dialects of Old East Norse which are called accordingly Runic Danish and Runic Swedish. Both of the sub dialects used the runic alphabet for writing texts which had 16 letters.

In the 12th century those dialects began to diverge and became the Old Swedish and Old Danish languages in the 13th century.

The oldest known example of Old Swedish language literature was found in the “Västgötalagan,” or “Law of West Gotland,” which dates from the 1220s.

During the 13th and 14th centuries because of the establishment of the Catholic Church and rising hanseatic influence, Latin and Middle Low German languages were used more in society.

The period of modern Swedish language began with the appearance of the printing press in the 16th century. And from 1526 onwards Sweden made an active effort to cultivate and promote the Swedish language as a representation of national strength and unity.

In the last decade of the 19th century Swedish became the contemporary language, which is spoken today. However, it underwent some changes during the 20th century before stabilising into its present form.


 

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  • A professional and personal approach to your needs
  • Qualified and experienced project managers
  • Strictly selected linguistic resources
  • Good knowledge of the subject areas we undertake to work on
  • Quality management at all stages of a project
  • Use of state-of-the-art industrial technology
  • Observance of the ISO 17100 standard
  • Competitive rates
  • Flexibility
  • Confidentiality