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Scandinavian Languages Compared - Learn Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish Together

Scandinavian Languages Compared – Learn Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish Together

Learn three Scandinavian languages together

If you are studying a Scandinavian language, it is quite easy to learn other Scandinavian languages at the same time due to how closely related they are. Comparing the vocabulary among languages makes it easier to see the similarities and differences.

I have recently updated the multilingual vocabulary lists to create Scandinavian lists that include Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish. I am still adding more Norwegian vocabulary so not all categories include that language yet. If you are studying other Indo-European languages, the Romance lists include French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese while the Germanic lists include German, Dutch, and (some) Afrikaans.

Three Scandinavian languages compared in vocabulary lists

Just like with the Romance and Germanic vocabulary lists, you can change the order of the columns as well as hide columns for the Scandinavian lists. View the video below to see this in action:

 

Go to Scandinavian Vocabulary Lists now to start learning three languages at once.

I am also creating videos that compare Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish so don’t forget check out the Youtube channel too.

If you can help add more Norwegian or the vocabulary for other Scandinavian languages, please let me know!

Dr. Wagner has a PhD in Linguistics and is dedicated to learning and teaching languages online and abroad. She has studied in Quebec and Australia, taught English in France, and is currently based in the US.

Scandinavian Languages

Three Scandinavian Languages Compared

Learn Scandinavian Languages Together

Here’s another multilingual video: three Scandinavian languages compared. You can learn basic phrases in Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish (phrases presented in that order). Recordings were created by native speakers from southern Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. Tack / takk / tak to Krystallia, Celine, Anders and Bjørn!

Don’t forget to subscribe to the Youtube channel for more language videos, and check out 25 Basic Phrases in Four Romance Languages for more multilingual goodness.

If you prefer text-based learning, I am still adding Danish to the Germanic Vocabulary lists, but the lists definitely include German, Dutch and Swedish right now. Hopefully I can add Norwegian sometime soon as well.

Do you know of any other resources to learn the Scandinavian languages together? Preferably ones created for English speakers?

Dr. Wagner has a PhD in Linguistics and is dedicated to learning and teaching languages online and abroad. She has studied in Quebec and Australia, taught English in France, and is currently based in the US.

Learn Swedish with Swedish Language Tutorial by ielanguages.com

Learn Swedish with Swedish Language Tutorial

Do you want to learn Swedish?

Swedish Language Tutorial is now available for purchase in PDF format or as a print-on-demand paperback!

This tutorial includes the original vocabulary and grammar review, the authentic listening resources with transcriptions and translations (formatted line by line with the English directly below the Swedish for easier reading/listening), and Swedish realia photos taken in Sweden. The mp3s to accompany the tutorial (and labelled by page number) are available to download for free at ielanguages.com/swedish-audio/ or if you order the e-book, they are included in the download as a .rar file

The PDF e-book is available for $21 USD through Gumroad, while the coil-bound paperback is available for $31 USD + shipping through Lulu.com. You can also preview the book, including the table of contents, at Lulu’s site.

Purchase of the paperback book includes the e-book for free. Simply forward your Lulu.com receipt to ielanguages@gmail.com

You will also receive free lifetime updates to the e-book, including audio files, as they are made available.

Buy the PDF e-book (Gumroad):
Buy Swedish Language Tutorial e-book

 

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Visit the ielanguages.com Store for more information.

Dr. Wagner has a PhD in Linguistics and is dedicated to learning and teaching languages online and abroad. She has studied in Quebec and Australia, taught English in France, and is currently based in the US.

Celebrating Midsummer in Sweden

Part 2 of Vacation 2014: Sweden

We had one day in Stockholm and two full days in Göteborg / Gothenburg where we celebrated Midsommar / Midsummer on June 20. Yes, I did dance around the maypole with my Swedish friend.

Ready to dance!

Ready to dance!

Stockholm can be done in one day, but I wish we had more time there. From the ferry, we went straight to the central train station by metro – just make sure to follow the signs while you are still on the metro platforms as there are no signs telling you where to go once you get back up to street level. There are plenty of luggage lockers to store your stuff (machines only take coins or chip cards though, sorry Americans). We bought an SL Access 24 hour card for an astounding 115 SEK (plus 20 SEK for the card) and headed to the old town and Royal Palace. We also hopped on the ferry to Djurgården.

Colourful Stockholm

Colourful Stockholm

The train from Stockholm to Gothenburg was very nice, and express so it didn’t stop at all between the two cities. Since I booked three months in advance, it was nearly the same price to buy first class tickets as it was for second class tickets. In first class, you get free coffee/tea, snacks and wifi. You can also print your tickets so there’s no need to pick them up at the train station.

Gothenburg Opera House

Gothenburg Opera House

Gothenburg is Sweden’s second largest city, but many people say it has a different vibe compared to Stockholm. We bought the Gothenburg City Card for 355 SEK and went to Universeum, Liseberg, and hopped on the cute little tourist train the next morning before the card expired. I recommend staying at the Clarion Collection Hotel Odin near the train station since they provide free buffet breakfast AND dinner. Considering how expensive everything is in Sweden, this a great deal, and the food is quite good.

Feskekôrka (Fiskkyrkan, or Fish Church - actually a market)

Feskekôrka (Fiskkyrkan, or Fish Church – actually a market)

After Gothenburg, we headed off to Norway. The train from Gothenburg to Oslo is an NSB rather than SJ train, so you can’t print tickets or even pick them up at the station in Gothenburg. You just print out your ticket confirmation and they’ll come around to give you your ticket (which is actually a receipt). This train is a slower regional train so there are many stops, but you still have footrests and plugs at every seat, and a drinks/snacks cart that comes through the carriage every hour or so since there is no dining carriage.

Still to come… Swedish realia and Part 3: Norway!

Dr. Wagner has a PhD in Linguistics and is dedicated to learning and teaching languages online and abroad. She has studied in Quebec and Australia, taught English in France, and is currently based in the US.

Basic Phrases with Pronunciation: French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, and Swedish Available

If you’d like to study basic phrases for French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, or Swedish, I’ve created new pages with the list of phrases and mp3s for each phrase (instead of one mp3 for all the phrases together). Now you can listen to each phrase individually before trying out the audio flashcards to test yourself.

Basic Phrases with Pronunciation: French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, and Swedish Available

 

 

Dutch and Danish will be coming next, and eventually I’d like to have audio on the Romance Languages Phrases and Germanic Languages Phrases pages as well.

Dr. Wagner has a PhD in Linguistics and is dedicated to learning and teaching languages online and abroad. She has studied in Quebec and Australia, taught English in France, and is currently based in the US.