Definition of Swedish in English:

Swedish

adjective

  • Relating to Sweden, its people, or their language.

    • ‘The spadework was done by Petrov and Sutton, and their Swedish teammate duly converted from close in.’
    • ‘The Swedish winger spent the last two seasons on the sidelines, as he was struck down by a series of injuries.’
    • ‘Critics of the Swedish government are not denounced as foreign agents and traitors.’
    • ‘Memorably, Nanne performed this song at the Swedish national finals wearing pointy green ears.’
    • ‘The new study was carried out at the Karolinska Institute, a respected Swedish research centre.’
    • ‘While she was at Stuttgart, she met her future husband, the Swedish tenor Thomas Sunnegardh.’
    • ‘Dinner on Friday night started with a very classic Swedish appetizer, toast Skagen.’
    • ‘A Swedish aid group has promoted sporting activity in depressed townships in Zambia and elsewhere.’
    • ‘A Swedish speaking Finn is entitled to study in their own language to university level.’
    • ‘Bergman Close was named in honour of the Swedish actress Ingrid whose most famous part was in Casablanca.’
    • ‘It is a Russian marinated herring, so we were told by the chef, who used to work in a Swedish restaurant.’
    • ‘Before that I had spent six years in the Premiership in Norway and that's like Swedish football too.’
    • ‘Bulgaria has registered the highest growth rate of Swedish tourists for the three last years.’
    • ‘He moved back to Sweden in 1990 and continues to work with Benny on a series of Swedish language projects.’
    • ‘The Swedish trial was to assess the effect of hormone replacement therapy on women with a previous history of the disease.’
    • ‘Prosperity, high taxes and good social provision are inextricably linked in Swedish thought.’
    • ‘Add to this the stunning choreography and authentic Swedish accents and your back in the good old days.’
    • ‘Those were Swedish fables of love, family and friendship which bathed us in a warm and fuzzy comforting glow.’
    • ‘So there we were in the middle of the yellow and blue Swedish furnishings Mecca sitting, lying and touching all the sofas.’
    • ‘The new house, which is of Swedish origin, is designed to house agricultural labourers.’

noun

  • [mass noun] The Scandinavian language of Sweden, also spoken in parts of Finland. It has over 8 million speakers.

    • ‘From this day on, the official language of San Marcos will be Swedish.’
    • ‘Most citizens speak Swedish as their first language and English as their second.’
    • ‘The child may have already had some teaching in Swedish as a second language.’
    • ‘They were even speaking Swedish in my dream even though I can't speak Swedish.’
    • ‘For instance hee hee hee in English is ji ji ji in Spanish; the Swedish for a car's toot is tut.’
    • ‘I might have an easier time finding reading it in Finnish or Swedish, but we'll see.’
    • ‘Along the way, Swedish, Spanish, and French forces had been drawn into a general bloody m lee.’
    • ‘As there are three extra letters in Swedish, Ö is the official last word of the alphabet.’
    • ‘The only reason they're doing it is because the original was in subtitled in Swedish.’
    • ‘The Ganda worm spread via email in either English or Swedish using a variety of email subject lines and message bodies.’
    • ‘We've always talked a kind of mixed Swenglish in the family with my mum but talked Swedish to our dad.’
    • ‘It is no coincidence that Levet also speaks English, German, Italian, Swedish and Spanish.’
    • ‘Being fluent in Swedish may not always help on a CV here in the Lakes, but for Jo it's proved invaluable.’
    • ‘The announcer came on and said something in Swedish, then translated it into English.’
    • ‘I should point out that from the info on the CD cover the language spoken is Swedish.’
    • ‘In Finland the land-owning and commercial classes were Swedish in language and origin.’
    • ‘Simply not true, he says, having made the effort to master Swedish fluently during his two stints there.’
    • ‘An announcement came over the speakers in Swedish and everyone turned and ran out of the hall.’
    • ‘They don't load very quickly, and they probably aren't much use if you don't speak Swedish.’
    • ‘You can contact the owner Lars Therkildsen in English, Danish, Swedish and German.’

Pronunciation:

Swedish

/ˈswiːdɪʃ/