Who speaks Swedish?
Swedish belongs to the group of the North Germanic languages constituting part of the Indo-European language family. Swedish is not a uniform language. It is divided into many clear dialects. The basic official Swedish language is based on Stockholm dialect. In this language, we find a number of loanwords, mainly from German, French and English.
Approximately 10 million people use Swedish in the world, practically only in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Estonia.
History of the Swedish language
We encounter first traces of the North Germanic language, from which Swedish originates, in the 3rd century AD. By the 10th century, Germanic languages used in the North appeared. When Christianity was brought to these territories, the Germanic languages began to be written in the Latin alphabet. By the 13th century, the Swedish language was developed. Interestingly, in the 18th century Swedish was divided into a ceremonial language used in Stockholm and language used “by the people”. The current official language was also created on the basis of the Stockholm language.
Use of the Swedish language in business
Swedish is useful only in commercial contacts with Scandinavian countries. Although it is one of the official languages of the EU, but on the international arena Swedish does not play a significant role.
Translators of the Swedish language
Skrivanek performs professional translations of texts into Swedish and translations from Swedish into Polish. We cooperate with experienced staff of translators who specialise in various disciplines. We may provide both standard and certified translations. Our offer is addressed to companies from all sectors (including specialised sectors: industrial, technical, medical, legal and many others). We may perform the translation of an agreement from Swedish and translate company documents, invoices, catalogues, advertising slogans, reports, agreements, business correspondence, acts, powers of attorney, forms and other materials, also classified. Our translators of the Swedish language will not only take care of the translation correctness, but also the effectiveness of the text, its appropriate style and adaptation to the cultural context, both in terms of the language itself and the country.
Orders for translations into and from Swedish most frequently performed:
standard and business translations into and from Swedish; express translations; certified translations; proofreading; localisation; translation of websites into Swedish; DTP – graphic preparation of documents; interpreting from and into Swedish – simultaneous and consecutive;