Definition of Swedish in English:


Line breaks: Swed¦ish
Pronunciation: /ˈswiːdɪʃ


  • Relating to Sweden, its people, or their language.
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    • He moved back to Sweden in 1990 and continues to work with Benny on a series of Swedish language projects.
    • A Swedish speaking Finn is entitled to study in their own language to university level.
    • The Swedish winger spent the last two seasons on the sidelines, as he was struck down by a series of injuries.


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  • The Scandinavian language of Sweden, also spoken in parts of Finland. It has over 8 million speakers.
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    • Most citizens speak Swedish as their first language and English as their second.
    • I should point out that from the info on the CD cover the language spoken is Swedish.
    • They were even speaking Swedish in my dream even though I can't speak Swedish.

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