Swedes Speak English from 10 Things We Learned About Sweden From Calling Five 'Random Swedes' (Slideshow)

10 Things We Learned About Sweden From Calling Five 'Random Swedes' (Slideshow)

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Swedes Speak English

You might already know this one, especially if you read our article on 10 countries where you didn’t know they spoke English, but about 86 percent of Swedes are at least semi-fluent in the language. Of course they all have accents (which I now adore) and a few didn’t know the English translations for some food items or expressions, but all five seemed comfortable conversing in English, and a couple mentioned that this is the case with friends and family too — confirming the language skills aren’t just reserved for the “random Swedes.”