English Spelled Like Swedish

In English some of the easiest Swedish words for speakers are English spelled like Swedish.

The English words below are followed by their pronunciations to help you realize that these foreign words spelled exactly like Swedish are really English words.

Some of the following English words spelled like Swedish are recently borrowed from English, like 'computer' and 'internet'. Some others have been borrowed from French ['ballet'] or from other languages by both English and Swedish .

Some English words spelled like Swedish are also pronounced like Swedish.

[In the following pronunciation guide, only English words pronounced like Swedish are included now, enclosed in single quotation marks. The rest of the English pronunciations will be added later.]

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ENGLISH SPELLED LIKE SWEDISH

ENGLISH -- [SAY SWEDISH]

adapter -- [‘adapter’]

alarm

äpple

April

baby

bacon -- [‘bacon’]

band

bank

bar -- [‘bar’]

beige

bikini -- [‘bikini’]

bit

broccoli -- [‘broccoli’]

camembert

camping

centimeter

chili

chips

cola -- [‘cola’]

cognac -- [‘cognac’]

December -- [‘december’]

denim -- [‘denim’]

deodorant

diesel -- [‘diesel’]

digital

diet

dollar (U.S.) -- [‘dollar’]

donation

drink (n) -- [‘drink’]

enter

express

extra -- [‘extra’]

fax

fax machine

film -- [‘film’]

foto

gate -- [‘gate’]

gay -- [‘gay’]

gin -- [‘gin’]

gluten -- [‘gluten’]

golf -- [‘golf’]

gram

gratis -- [‘gratis’]

guide -- [‘guide’]

gym

hall

hand

horn -- [‘horn’]

information

instant messenger

intercity

internet

jazz

jeans

juice

kilogram

kilometer

liter -- [‘liter’]

loafers -- [‘loafers’]

lunch

man

mandarin

massage

medium -- [‘medium’]

melon

meter

minimum

moped

motel -- [‘motel’]

muffin -- [‘muffin’]

museum

non-stop

November -- [‘november’]

opera

orange

panorama

park (n.) -- [‘park’]

pasta (Br) -- [‘pasta’]

per

person

petite -- [‘petite’]

plan

portion

post (Br) -- [‘post’]

premium

present

problem

pub

racket -- [‘racket’]

ragu

rap -- [‘rap’]

receptionist

region

ring -- [‘ring’]

rosé -- [‘rosé’]

salt -- [‘salt’]

September -- [‘september’]

service

shampoo

sherry

shopping

shorts

silver -- [‘silver’]

sightseeing -- [‘sightseeing’]

snorkel

snowboard -- [‘snowboard’]

souvenir

spa -- [‘spa’]

squash

station

student

studio

sweatshirt

taxi -- [‘taxi’]

tennis -- [‘tennis’]

terminal

toast -- [‘toast’]

tonic -- [‘tonic’]

tunnel

under -- [‘under’]

vaginal

vegetarian

vermouth

vodka -- [‘vodka’]

whisky

zucchini

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In some cases two words in English are joined together to form one Swedish word:

ENGLISH -- [SAY SWEDISH]

audio guide

business center

jet ski -- [‘jetski’]

lift pass -- [‘liftpass’]

milk shake -- [‘milkshake’]

shopping center

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FOR A GREATER CHALLENGE

For a greater challenge, see English Spelled Somewhat Like Swedish.



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