I just finished the beginner course “Conversational Swedish” on the online platform Udemy to improve the Swedish language.


The course allowed me to understand some phrases and how to behave, on a linguistic level, in some of the most common situations during a stay in Sweden.


The Swedish language ( Svenska ) is a North Germanic language. It is spoken in Sweden, as an official language, and in some areas of Finland. It is descended from Old Norse and is currently the most widely spoken North Germanic language, with a total of over 13 million people.

The morphology is similar to that of the English language. Words undergo a minimal inflection and there are two genders beyond the distinction between singular and plural.


The course

At the end of the course you should be able to have a basic conversation and chat about your likes/dislikes, where you are from, what you do for a living, and other topics that come up in social situations.

The Fika

Fika is a real state of mind and an attitude toward Swedish culture. It represents people enjoying coffee and snack with social entertainment.

Kanelbulle – Typical fika sweet snack