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sweden.se  The official Instagram account of Sweden. Here we share Swedish sayings, ingenious words and famous quotes. 🇸🇪

#Swedishwordoftheday means wagon, and it is also slang for car. What better way to illustrate this with than with a Volvo, born and raised in Sweden? Snygg kärra! Nice wagon! #Fridayslang
Photo: Simon Paulin/imagebank.sweden.se

#Swedishwordoftheday means road safety. In 2017, Sweden had the lowest number of road deaths per million inhabitants in the EU. In the 1990s, Sweden implemented Vision Zero, a strategy aiming to eliminate all fatalities and severe injuries related to traffic. You can read more about Vision Zero here: https://swedn.me/2MkcM8E
Photo: Hannes Söderlund/imagebank.sweden.se

#Swedishwordoftheday means gadget! Pictured here is Teenage Engineering's pocket operator synthesizer, one of many innovative gadgets coming from Sweden! The Innovation Union Scoreboard 2018, an index published by the European Commission, ranks Sweden as the leading EU country for innovation.
Photo: Melker Dahlstrand/imagebank.sweden.se

Most of us cross paths with it more than once. It’s home to many stories! #Swedishwordoftheday is a place to to seek knowledge and discover! Say hello to the library!
Photo: Melker Dahlstrand/imagebank.sweden.se

Picture here is pretty poetic, but today's #swedishsaying is pretty rough. When something – or someone for that matter – ain't worth a rotten lingonberry, it/he/she is worthless! So beware when you use this saying!... Photo: Anders Tedeholm/imagebank.sweden.se

Smaller than a hockey rink but larger than a gazebo. #Swedishwordoftheday is a seasonal Swedish classic that brings to mind warm summer evenings, fancy footwork and socialising. Put your dancing shoes on and join the fun!
Photo: Vilhelm Stokstad/imagebank.sweden.se

Do you stick to the same pair forever? Or are you the kind that regularly spends a fortune on new sneakers? If the latter, then you're quite likely to be owner of "nya dojor" – new shoes! #fridayslang
Photo: Simon Paulin/imagebank.sweden.se

Sometimes you want to do as little as possible. Today's #swedishsaying is all about that! Inte lyfta ett finger is... Yes, you probably guessed it. To not lift a finger!
Photo: Moa Karlberg/imagebank.sweden.se

Our #swedishwordoftheday means choice of path, a nod to yesterday's general election in Sweden. Which road will be taken?? What kind of government will be formed? We are not sure, to say the least.
Photo: Henrik Trygg/imagebank.sweden.se

The #swedishwordoftheday is a verb and means to vote – a privilege, a right and an obligation! Today is General Election Day in Sweden.
Photo: Mona Loose/SI

#swedishwordoftheday means first-time voter! Sweden's general elections are on Sunday, and for the first time in history, there will be voters that are born this century. To vote in a Swedish general election, one must be at least 18 on election day.
#tonguetwister
Photo: Elisabeth Edén/imagebank.sweden.se

The Riksdag is Sweden's parliament. The Swedish parliament has 349 members who are elected by Sweden’s citizens every four years in general elections (happening this Sunday!). #swedishwordoftheday
Photo: Melker Dahlstrand/imagebank.sweden.se

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