Swedish Culture

Learning With Music: Babbel’s Swedish Playlist

Learning With Music: Babbel’s Swedish Playlist

Whistle while you work on learning a new language with our beginner Swedish playlist!
How To Talk About Transportation In Swedish

How To Talk About Transportation In Swedish

Don’t get lost! Brush up on your Swedish transportation vocab before you travel.
How To Talk About The Weather In Swedish

How To Talk About The Weather In Swedish

Regn, snö or hagel, you’ll want to know these weather terms to prepare for the day ahead of you in Sweden!
5 TV Shows You Can Stream To Help You Learn Swedish

5 TV Shows You Can Stream To Help You Learn Swedish

There’s a lot of good Swedish TV out there, and not all of it is crime shows!
The Complete Guide To Traveling In Sweden This Summer

The Complete Guide To Traveling In Sweden This Summer

From Stockholm to Gothenburg, Malmö, the mountains, the countryside and the many islands — we’ll show you Sweden’s true gems and give you some tips for your trip.
Swedish ‘Hen’ Is Here To Stay: The Success Of A Made-Up Gender-Neutral Pronoun

Swedish ‘Hen’ Is Here To Stay: The Success Of A Made-Up Gender-Neutral Pronoun

For a long time in Swedish, you had to choose between the masculine ‘han’ and feminine ‘hon’ pronouns. The Swedish ‘hen’ is changing that.
Babbel Tries: The Strangely Salty World Of Swedish Candy

Babbel Tries: The Strangely Salty World Of Swedish Candy

Our team tries some Swedish candy, and let’s just say it’s an acquired taste. Read on for language, culture and hilarious reactions.
How To Text Like A Millennial In 7 Other Languages

How To Text Like A Millennial In 7 Other Languages

Guess what: young people are killing and/or evolving other languages besides English!
How To Name And Pronounce Colors In Swedish

How To Name And Pronounce Colors In Swedish

Roses are röda, violets are blå (pronounced BLU-uh). We know our colors in Swedish, and soon you will too-uh!
Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Swedish?

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Swedish?

Does your knowledge of Swedish go past Ikea and meatballs?
How To Host The Perfect Swedish Dinner Party

How To Host The Perfect Swedish Dinner Party

Hint: you’ve got options beyond IKEA meatballs.
Culture City: A Scandinavian Experience In Your Backyard

Culture City: A Scandinavian Experience In Your Backyard

In this installment of Culture City, we visited an international hotspot for Nordic culture and got our Scandinavian fix, no passport needed.
How Many People Speak Swedish, And Where Is It Spoken?

How Many People Speak Swedish, And Where Is It Spoken?

Hint: there are far fewer Swedish speakers than IKEA shoppers in the world.
Straight Outta Rinkeby: Multi-Ethnolects Created By Immigrants In Scandinavia

Straight Outta Rinkeby: Multi-Ethnolects Created By Immigrants In Scandinavia

Svenska (Swedish) may be the official language of Sweden but Rinkebysvenska is the language of immigrant communities and the forward-thinking youth. Here’s what Scandinavia’s multi-ethnolects can teach us about communication and culture.