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Language History:

The original language of Scandinavia was Proto Norse a common Germanic language that evolved into Old Norse during the 8th Century.  Over time two distinct dialects arose, Old West Norse which was spoken in Norway and Iceland, and Old East Norse which was spoken in Denmark and Sweden.  From around 1100 onwards a diversion occurred within Old East Norse regarding runic inscriptions, which led to Denmark and Sweden speaking different yet related languages. 

Starting in around 1225 Old Swedish, as the language became to be known gained popularity in Sweden.  It was influenced by the arrival of Christianity in Sweden and the exposure to Latin.  Both Greek and Latin word began to see more usage and with the rise of the Hanseatic League during the 14th Century Dutch and German immigrants to Sweden brought their influences into the language.  Gender systems, pronouns, adjectives and key numerals were all added during this period.

Modern Swedish is largely believed to have begun in 1526 with the introduction of the printing press, and the printing of the first New Testament in Sweden.  This period of European Reformation was vital in the development of many modern European languages.

The blackletter or Gothic typeface used during this period made it unclear which nouns should be capitalized, but the introduction of the Latin typeface antiqua in the 18th Century led to the capitalization rules that we see today.

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The translators that we use are professional and experienced in all the subtle nuances of Swedish language and culture.  They can navigate through the differing dialects, and have a strong grasp of correct form and context.  Even if the material is of a technical nature you will find our translators can deliver an accurate and speedy translation.

Number of people speaking:

Approximately 10 million


Norrland, Finland Swedish, Gotland, Svealand, South Swedish, Götaland.
Countries Spoken:

Sweden, Finland, there are also significant Swedish communities in the UK, USA and Canada, and throughout the world.

Some Fun Facts about Sweden:

The Swedish language also has mutual intelligibility with both Danish and Norwegian, which makes broad communication between these nations possible without an interpreter.

Although it’s predominantly used in Sweden, there are also many people in the coastal regions of Finland who also communicate in Swedish, and the language has legal standing on parity with the native Finnish

The Ericsson Globe, previously known as The Stockholm Globe Arena, is the largest hemispherical structure ever built, it also houses the largest to scale model of the Solar System in the entire world, and is known by locals as Globen which means The Globe.

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One Hour Translation can translate your source material at any time of the day of night.  We can offer an extremely fast turn-around, whilst maintaining the highest standards of quality.  The reason guarantee this is that virtually all of our translators are living in your targeted country and are native speakers.  Our professional translation experts can carry out work in over 73 languages and they’re skilled in over 2000 language pairs.  All of our translations are 100% accurate and read as if written by a local lawyer.  Whether you require translations carried out in corporate law, commercial law, tax law, intellectual property, certificates or any other documents you will find our translators up to the task.  All our work is competitively priced at a fixed rate and guaranteed for a fast turn-around of the highest possible quality.

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