Have you ever thought about learning Swedish, the language of Vikings and IKEA-furniture? No? Well, here are 5 reasons why you should!
1. Swedish opens doors to other languages
If you can speak Swedish, chances are you will also understand a lot of Norwegian, Danish and even a little bit of Icelandic. It is also a useful language to know if you want to learn German or Dutch! In other words, learn Swedish and you will be many steps closer to become a true polyglot.
2. Swedish people are awesome
The Swedes are known for being very open, fair and liberal, as well as environmentally friendly, technologically innovative, and last but not least, attractive! Although most Swedes speak English very well, you should learn Swedish if you really want to get to know them (that is, have them share their secret meatball recipe with you).
3. Swedish is easy
One verb form per pronoun? Ain’t nobody got time for that. In Swedish, verbs are conjugated by tense and not pronoun, like in English. Moreover, there are only two genders for nouns. This means you only have to memorize a lot less than if you try to learn German or Spanish! Lazy language lovers, you can thank me later.
4. Swedish culture is fun
Another great reason to learn Swedish is to get to know the amazing and rich Swedish culture, and especially the food – like the daily fika, the weekly fredagsmys or the annual (and awesome) crayfish parties. If you like singing, drinking and eating (I mean, who doesn’t?), you will fit right in.
5. Swedish sounds beautiful
Many people think that when Swedish people talk, it sounds like they are singing. It is a soft and melodic language. If you don’t believe me, just lay back, listen to this little Swedish tongue twister and see for yourself.
So, what do you think? Are you ready to learn Swedish, visit Sweden and find out if blondes really have more fun?