Swedish Spelled Like English Somewhat

Swedish Spelled Like English Somewhat are words similar to English, but spelled somewhat differently than English -- although easily recognizable as clearly related to English.

After Swedish Spelled Like English, the next easiest for English speakers are these Swedish Words Spelled Somewhat Like English.

The foreign version is placed first to encourage you to look for and recognize foreign words similar to ones in English -- and deduce what the foreign words mean by yourself without being given the translation first.

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

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.

An easiest introduction to Swedish pronunciation is to pronounce each of these Swedish words spelled somewhat like English. By hearing how the Swedish pronunciation is somewhat similar to and somewhat different from the English pronunciation you are familiar with, you will begin to get an understanding of the Swedish pronunciation system.

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Swedish Spelled Somewhat Like English

SWEDISH -- ENGLISH -- [SAY SWEDISH]

adress -- address -- [‘address’]

ägg -- egg -- [‘egg’]

akupunktur -- acupuncture -- [‘acupuncture’]

allergisk -- allergic -- [a-lehr-GIHSK]

alla -- all -- [a-la]

ambulans -- ambulance -- [am-beu-LANS]

anemisk -- anemic -- [a-NEE-mihsk]

antibiotika -- antibiotics -- [an-tih-bee-OA-tee-ka]

antik -- antique -- [‘antique’]

är -- are -- [‘are’]

artrit -- arthritis -- [ar-TREET]

aroma-terapi -- aromatherapy -- [‘aromatherapy’]

astma -- asthma -- [‘asthma’]

automatisk -- automatic -- [au-to-ma-TISK]

avokado -- avocado -- [‘avocado’]

babyn -- baby -- [BAI-been]

basketboll -- basketball -- [‘basketball’]

bett -- bite -- [beht]

bröd -- bread -- [brurd]

buss -- bus -- [‘bus’]

butik -- boutique -- [‘boutique’]

cykel -- bicycle -- [SOO-kehl]

diskotek -- discotheque -- [‘discotheque’]

doktor -- doctor -- [‘doctor’]

du -- you -- [deu]

diabetiker -- diabetic -- [dee-ah-BEH-tih-ker]

dag -- day -- [dahg]

en -- an -- [en]

engelska -- English -- [EHNG-ehl-ska]

familj -- family -- [fa-MIHL]

feber -- fever -- [FEE-behr]

filé -- filet (mignon) -- [‘filet’]

flyg -- flight -- [flewg]

fontän -- fountain -- [fohn-TAIRN]

fylla -- fill (v) -- [FEYL-a]

glas -- glass -- [‘glass’]

grapefrukt -- grapefruit -- [‘grapefruit’]

grillad -- grilled -- [‘grilled’]

grupp -- group -- [‘group’]

Hei! -- Hey! (Hi!) -- [‘hey’]

heterosexuell -- heterosexual -- [‘heterosexual’]

hjälp -- help -- [yelp]

homosexuell -- homosexual -- [‘homosexual’]

inchecking -- check-in -- [in-SHECK-nihng]

infektion -- infection -- [in-fehk-SHOAN]

insekt -- insect -- [‘insect’]

intressant -- interesting -- [ihn-treh-SANT]

kafé -- cafe -- [‘cafe’]

kamera -- camera -- [‘camera’]

kan -- can (v) -- [‘can’]

karaff -- carafe -- [‘karaff’]

kasino -- casino -- [‘casino’]

klass -- class -- [‘klass’ ]

klubb -- club (place) -- [‘club’]

koffein -- caffeine -- [‘caffeine’]

komma -- come -- [KOH-ma]

konferens -- conference -- [kohn-fehr-ANS ]

konsert -- concert -- [kohn-SAIR]

kopp -- cup -- [‘kopp’]

korkscruv -- corkscrew -- [‘korkscruv’]

kort -- card -- [koart]

kosta -- cost (v) -- [KOS-ta]

kotelett -- cutlet -- [‘kotlett’]

krystall -- crystal (quartz) -- [‘crystal’]

krystallglas -- crystal (glass) -- [‘crystal glass’]

lamm -- lamb -- [‘lamb’]

lång -- long (adj) -- [‘long’]

likør -- liqueur -- [‘liqueur’]

lokal -- local -- [‘local’]

maj -- May (month) -- [‘mai’]

makrill -- mackerel -- [‘mackerel’]

manikyr -- manicure -- [‘manicure’]

marmelad -- marmalade -- [‘marmalade’]

måste -- must -- [MOS-ter]

medicin -- medicine -- [meh-dee-SEEN]

meny -- menu -- [meh-NEU]

midnatt -- midnight -- [‘midnight]

min -- my -- [mihn]

mina -- my -- [MEE-na]

mopp -- mop -- [‘mop]

morgon -- morning [MOR-on]

motorbåt -- motorboat -- [‘motorboat’]

motorcykel -- motorcycle -- [‘motorcycle’]

musik -- music -- [meu-SEEK]

müsli -- muesli -- [‘muesli’]

nektarin -- nectarine -- [‘nectarine’]

nudel -- noodle -- [‘noodle’]

nummer -- number -- [NUHM-ehr]

oktober -- October -- [‘October’]

oliv -- olive -- [‘olive’]

omelett -- omelet -- [‘omelet’]

parkering -- parking -- [par-KEE-rihng]

papper -- paper -- [‘paper’]

peppar -- pepper -- [‘pepper’]

plattform -- platform (train) -- [‘platform’]

polis -- police -- [‘police’]

rätt -- right (correct) -- [reht]

rekommendera -- recommend -- [reh-koh-mehn-DEE-ra]

reparera -- repair (v) -- [reh-pa-ree-ra]

restaurang -- restaurant -- [rehs-teu-RANG]

romantiskt -- romantic -- [roh-MAN-tihskt]

rum -- room -- [ruhm]

sardin -- sardine -- [‘sardine’]

schampo -- shampoo -- [‘shampoo’]

selleri -- celery -- [‘celery’]

seminarium -- seminar -- [sehm-i-NAH-ree-uhm]

separerad -- separated (couple) -- [seh-pa-REE-rad]

snö -- snow -- [snur]

stekhus -- steakhouse -- [STEEK-heus]

stopp -- stop (v) -- [‘stop’]

stulen -- stolen -- [STEUL-uhn]

sufflé -- soufflé -- [‘soufflé’]

synagoga -- synagogue -- [sihn-a-GOHG-a]

tre -- three -- [tree]

telefon -- telephone -- [‘telefone’]

thé -- tea -- [‘tea’]

toilet -- toalett -- [toa-ah-LEHT]

tolv -- twelve -- [tohlv]

tur -- tour -- [‘tour’]

turist -- tourist -- [teu-RIHST]

vanilj -- vanilla -- [va-NIHL]

var -- where -- [vahr]

vi -- we -- [vee]

vin -- wine -- [veen]

vinäger -- vinegar -- [‘vinegar’]

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FOR A GREATER CHALLENGE

For a greater challenge, go to the web page Easiest Swedish Phrases where some of these same Swedish words appear in phrases similar to English.

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Most foreign words related to English are spelled differently than English, but are still easy to recognize as related to English.


For a greater challenge, go to the web page Easiest Swedish Phrases where some of these same Swedish words appear in phrases similar to English.


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