Villa, Volvo, Vovve – an essential guide to Swedish words

A new book is being released tomorrow. Villa, Volvo, Vovve is the Local newspaper’s word guide to Swedish life. The book looks at Swedish culture through Swedish vocabulary and is interesting and entertaining in equal measure. I learned a lot and laughed out loud quite a few times!

Organised alphabetically, the book takes you on a journey from ‘A’, meaning ‘yes, I agree’ to ‘Ö’ meaning ‘island’. Along the way it stops off at Swenglish, False Friends, grammar, pronunciation and a variety of crosswords and quizzes to test the reader. It is not a text book but is a great book for dipping into and learning more about Swedish culture and tradition via its language.

The book is edited by Catherine Edwards and Emma Löfgren and published by Lys Förlag. If you are interested in discovering more about Swedish words and sayings then I suggest you grab a copy from tomorrow at reputable book shops, physical and on-line.

2 thoughts on “Villa, Volvo, Vovve – an essential guide to Swedish words

  1. Yes if you get Villa, Volvo, Vovve your status are very good. About children it’s normal 2 and boy and girl. It’s a perfect Swedish family. If you get 2 girls it’s normal with comment about that like ” you should try again so you get a boy” If you get 2 boys it’s not a problem. In Sweden it’s important that it’s follow invisible rules. You should not think you are somebody and more important and someone else. Have you read books about David Eberhard he write about Sweden and in a ways of humor way but it’s a bit of real too. It’s entertaining entertaining books 📚 I’m a Swedish old woman soon 79 so I have reach the age that I can allow my self to speech free 😀 I read your mail and find them very good. You are spot on many times. Best regards to you Marianne Ström

    ons 27 okt. 2021 kl. 17:22 skrev Watching the Swedes :

    > Neil Shipley’s watching the Swedes posted: ” A new book is being released > tomorrow. Villa, Volvo, Vovve is the Local newspaper’s word guide to > Swedish life. The book looks at Swedish culture through Swedish vocabulary > and is interesting and entertaining in equal measure. I learned a lot and > lau” >

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