Swedish is also known as Svensk, and is spoken primarily in Sweden, and shares the national language with Finnish in Finland. Over nine million people in this region speak Swedish. It’s in the eastern Scandinavian group of North Germanic languages. It’s very similar to Danish, Norwegian and Finnish.
Swedish may be a challenging language for the native English speaker to understand. Few words are similar. Individuals seeking translation services for estate documents, or to aid in the medical care of Swedish relatives, may need the services of a translation firm.
Business and legal documents may need to be translated for businesses who are expanding into Sweden. Manufacturers may need technical manuals translated from Swedish to English and other languages, depending on which countries they’re planning on selling their products.
Web pages and websites may also need to hire a translation service business. Many websites are multilingual, allowing the visitor to select home language of choice upon first visiting a landing page.
The Swedish language had its beginnings around 600 to 1050 AD. There are many runic inscriptions from this Common Scandinavian period. The modern Swedish language dates from about 1526, when the government tried to eliminate outside influence. This was in fact the time when a Swedish translation of the New Testament was created. A standard language emerged around the 17th century, but other dialects continue to be spoken as well.
While there are no genders in standard Swedish, there may be in one of the different dialects spoken throughout the country. The language also uses loanwords from the English and French languages. Many English people think that the Swedish language has a distinct, singsong rhythm, allowing it to be easily differentiated from other European languages on the continent.
Swedish is an important language in the world’s marketplace. IKEA, Helly Hansen, Jysk and many other product manufacturers are brands that everyone knows. Business people may wish to extend in Sweden, but need to present business materials in their national language. Individuals interested in travel, study, or entrepreneurship may also require documents to be translated to and from Swedish.
Swedish may be a difficult language to learn, due to few similarities with English, French, or Italian. It’s best to hire competent translation services, to guarantee that your documents will be accurately, and thoroughly translated.
Contact Ealing Translation Services for your next Swedish translation
Our professional translators are native speakers of the Swedish language. Many are multilingual, and hold certificates and degrees in translation services. Each translator pays attention to detail, ensures precision, and that every word of your document will be thoroughly translated.
If you’re interested in a quote, please send your documents to us. We’ll peruse them, and have a quote back to you in less than an hour. It generally takes about two days to have each five pages translated, but sometimes it’s less than that. We also have rush services if they’re needed.
Please contact us today to discuss your document translation details. We can chat about prices and delivery times over the telephone.