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Lena Koester
Lena Koester was born in Cologne, Germany, but grew up in the idyllic Swedish countryside in Småland, among forests, lakes and red cottages. With Pippi Longstocking as one of her idols, she wanted to become a circus artist when she was a kid. As an Editor at Babbel she’s now joggling with words instead, exploring the beauty of the Swedish language. And is dreaming of a car-free day in Berlin to take her unicycle to work.
Articles by Lena
The Trickiest Aspects Of Swedish Pronunciation And How To Master Them

The Trickiest Aspects Of Swedish Pronunciation And How To Master Them

Do you know that your Swedish pronunciation needs help but don’t know where to start? One of our in-house Swedish experts gives her best tips for conquering the trickiest aspects of the Swedish accent.
The Surprising Origins of Swedish Surnames

The Surprising Origins of Swedish Surnames

Did you know that many Swedish surnames have literal meanings that can unlock their history? Swedish surnames often originate from ancestors’ names or are words that describe nature or even characteristics. Learn how to decipher some famous examples and discover the history behind them!
How To Say Hello In Swedish

How To Say Hello In Swedish

How do you say hello in Swedish? We’ll show you how to start a conversation in Sweden, whether it’s with your boss or a good friend.