Swedish Pronounced Like English

Swedish Pronounced Like English provide the easiest introduction to the pronunciation of Swedish words.

The very easiest Swedish Pronunciations are Swedish words spelled like English and also pronounced like English, as listed below.

These are also the very easiest Swedish words to take with you when you travel to Sweden.

Some of the following Swedish words spelled like English are recently borrowed from English, like ‘computer’. Some others have been borrowed by both English and Swedish from other languages, like ‘café’ from French .

In the following pronunciation guide, Swedish words pronounced like English are enclosed in single quotation marks, as in: bar [‘bar’].

To keep Swedish pronunciation easiest, Swedish words are shown to have a similar pronunciation to English if the stress is on the same syllable, and the letters are pronounced enough alike that Swedish people will probably understand what you mean if you pronounce those words as you do in English.

Later you can listen to how Swedish people pronounce them, and try to mimic any small differences in pronunciation to make them sound more authentically Swedish.


Swedish Words Spelled Like English And Pronounced Like English:


adapter -- [‘adapter’]

bacon -- [‘bacon’]

bar -- [‘bar’]

bikini -- [‘bikini’]

cola -- [‘cola’]

cognac -- [‘cognac’]

december -- [‘December’]

denim -- [‘denim’]

diesel -- [‘diesel’]

drink [n] -- [‘drink’]

extra -- [‘extra’]

film (movie) -- [‘film’]

gate (boarding) -- [‘gate’]

gay -- [‘gay’]

gin -- [‘gin’]

gluten -- [‘gluten’]

golf -- [‘golf’]

guide -- [‘guide’]

horn (animal) -- [‘horn’]

jeans -- [‘jeans’]

liter -- [‘liter’]

loafers -- [‘loafers’]

medium -- [‘medium’]

motel -- [‘motel’]

muffin -- [‘muffin’]

november -- [‘November’]

park (n) -- [‘park’]

petite -- [‘petite’]

post (office) -- [‘post’]

racket (sports) -- [‘racket’]

rap (music) -- [‘rap’]

ring -- [‘ring’]

rosé -- [‘rosé’]

salt -- [‘salt’]

september -- [‘September’]

shorts -- [‘shorts’]

silver -- [‘silver’]

sightseeing -- [‘sightseeing’]

snowboard -- [‘snowboard’]

spa -- [‘spa’]

sweatshirt -- [‘sweatshirt’]

taxi -- [‘taxi’]

tennis -- [‘tennis’]

toast -- [‘toast’]

under -- [‘under’]

vodka -- [‘vodka’]


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


jetski -- [‘jet ski’]

liftpass -- [‘lift pass’]

milkshake -- [‘milk shake’]



After Swedish words spelled like English and also pronounced like English, the next easiest Swedish pronunciations are Swedish Words Pronounced Like English But Spelled Differently:

Swedish words pronounced like English but spelled differently are more pronunciations that you already know from English that apply to Swedish.

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