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Just like many other Nordic languages, the roots and origins of the Swedish language are in the Old Norse dialects which were mainly spoken in Scandinavia. Heavy trade activity in the North European region caused Swedish to replace the Low German dialect, a historically long process that led to the borrowing of many linguistic elements. The wide distribution of the Swedish language and script throughout the Northern European region is strongly linked to Protestantism, which once was the official religion of Sweden. During the Thirty Years’ War, Swedish troops aimed to protect the interests of the Protestant princes on German land, causing a multitude of German words to either be acquired or influenced by Swedish. Swedish is also an example of a tonal language in that the duration of a single syllable, long or short, constitutes a corresponding variation in meaning. In order to be able to produce a professional translation, the translator must be familiar with such linguistic and cultural characteristics. Therefore, we only employ native speaking translators who, in addition to their academic training in translation, possess relevant expertise in various subject areas. Whether you work in the field of medicine, law, or economics - we have the right translator for every project! Not even particularly exotic language combinations are a problem for us. Just talk with our qualified project managers or write us an email!
Dialects and the written language
Swedish contains six large and region-specific dialect groups. These can be further divided into many sub-dialects. Sentence structure in the Swedish language is rigid, yet distinctive. Sentences are generally ordered by the scheme: "Subject, predicate, object". A somewhat peculiar characteristic of Swedish is the tendency for sentences and even words to always be short and concise. Consequently, the structure of Swedish grammar is also relatively simple and far less complex than, for example, the grammar of the German language. Swedish often omits whole syllables and sounds in order to optimize and improve the flow of speech. The Swedish alphabet has fewer characters than the German alphabet. The umlauted letters, Ä, Ö, and Ü are not considered to be separate vowels, but simply special forms of A, O and U. Do you have any questions regarding the Swedish language or would like to have a Swedish text translated? Then, by all means, do not hesitate to contact us. We are one of the few translation agencies that have offices in many countries. In Sweden, we have offices in Stockholm and Gothenburg. Our teams there manage a closely-knit network of qualified translators who are Swedish native speakers. Moreover, all our Swedish translators live in Sweden. Therefore, you can be sure that your text will be translated into contemporary Swedish. You can reach us by phone or by email. You are also welcome to send us the text you would like translated by using the request form located on the right hand side. We look forward to hearing from you!
How much does a translation into Swedish cost?
The standard rate for translations from English into Swedish is $ 0,24 per word and for translations from Swedish into English the industry rate is $ 0,24. For new customers or large texts (more than 5,000 words) we may significantly reduce our rates. For urgent jobs that need several translators working simultaneously, we'll apply a surcharge. For a full list of rates per language, please visit Rates table for most requested language combinations.
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