Friday, May 16, 2008

Avoiding the Influence of English

I’ve recently discovered a great site for those who translate to Swedish or use Swedish in any way. It looks at English words that are being used unnecessarily in Swedish and gives the Swedish equivalents of these words. While some countries reject the influence of English and other languages, others, such as Sweden, seem to absorb too much, to the point that people use English words rather than perfectly acceptable Swedish ones. This site tries to rectify that. I wonder if there are websites like this for other languages.


Patje said...

Here's one for dutch:

B.J. Epstein said...

Thank you, Patje!

Best wishes,