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Celebrities in Swedish: YouTube's finest

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post 6.Mar.2012, 12:44 PM
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Location: Stockholm
Joined: 22.Dec.2004

Any student of the Swedish language can tell you that it's not the world's easiest to pronounce.

What with funny looking letters like ä, ö, and å (of which two are common words too, we might add), and some words so long you almost need to stop for a breather halfway through, it's understandable how the following people didn't quite get it right.

But, without wanting to ever laugh at someone who's trying, we've decided to provide The Local's list of celebrities trying their hands at Swedish - even if it might not always sound like it...

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Samuel Nemalladinne
post 6.Mar.2012, 03:13 PM
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Joined: 8.Sep.2011

honestly, i don't think swedish is hard compared to other european languages, i learnt or atleast can understand most of it now :) am in sweden since a year, and that makes me speak 3 languages fluently 2 mostly (one is swedish) and can write 4 languages with different scripts easily :):) !!
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post 6.Mar.2012, 03:41 PM
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Joined: 18.Nov.2005

I love all the random references to Sweden, Swedes and Swedish language in films and on TV shows. We find it even funnier when it's genuine Swedes speaking Swedish like in Titanic.
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post 6.Mar.2012, 04:28 PM
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Joined: 26.Aug.2011

English is not one of those I take it :P
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post 6.Mar.2012, 05:54 PM
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Location: Götaland
Joined: 18.Oct.2011

I like the Swedish Chef from The Muppets. :D
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post 6.Mar.2012, 08:20 PM
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Joined: 10.Jul.2006

Swedish really isn't a funny language. It just sounds silly when idiots try to speak it.
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post 6.Mar.2012, 10:25 PM
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I totally disagree with number 5. I think Swedish is a beautiful language :-)
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post 6.Mar.2012, 10:58 PM
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Location: United Kingdom
Joined: 29.Aug.2009

Another pointless article from the local.
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post 7.Mar.2012, 12:42 AM
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Joined: 7.Feb.2010

What if Sweden were full of people with black hair and big noses? What then?
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post 7.Mar.2012, 02:24 PM
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Joined: 23.Dec.2011

@ Satch
You should check out It's a site with all the things you are talking about.
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post 7.Mar.2012, 02:25 PM
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Joined: 25.Aug.2009

And another pointless comment from someone who read it or read it not.
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post 8.Mar.2012, 02:02 PM
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Joined: 3.Sep.2011

I'm sure you could do these kinds of comparisons with many countries. People have a tendency to focus on things that relate to them personally and end up with a skewed perception of their area's/country's exposure in the grand scheme of things.
I come from an English speaking country and once I had someone here in Stockholm ask me if I had ever heard of the rap group 'The Latin Kings'. They rap in Swedish, why on earth would I have heard of them? I doubt many in Holland or Germany knows them never mind an English speaking country.
The world is a big place and we are all but a small part of it.
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