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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: