• In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. Theodore Roosevelt

Learn to Speak Swedish



A language is more than a bunch of words and rules for how to put those words together, it is another world. Speaking Swedish gives you access to the world of 9 million native speakers in Sweden and parts of Finland.

Swedish is considered one of the easiest languages for a native English speaker to understand. The grammar and sentence structure are very similar to English, but with fewer irregularities. The language is pronounced very differently from English – and includes some sounds that English doesn’t have – but mastering new sounds becomes easier with practice.

Because both languages have Germanic roots, they also share thousands of cognates – words that sound the same and have the same meanings. Consider these sentences in Swedish – made up almost entirely of Swedish-English cognates: