What is Finland Swedish?

What is Finland Swedish?

The term Finland Swedish is a generic way to describe the most standard and particular form of Swedish that is spoken in Finland. It exists because Finland was part of the Kingdom of Sweden for more than 600 years. In 1809, Sweden ceded Finland to Russia and the...

Fifteen Years of Comunica (by Tina Julsgaard)

Fifteen Years of Comunica (by Tina Julsgaard)

Time really does fly! This year marks fifteen years since I first founded COMUNICA.dk translations back in 2007. As I sit from my desk and look out over the office, I can hardly believe how much we have grown and developed over this time. It has been an incredible...

Four Key Things to Consider in Tourism Translation

Four Key Things to Consider in Tourism Translation

It has been a turbulent few years for the travel industry and even now things are still in flux. But as the sector begins to bounce back from the pandemic and we all look to shake off our lockdown cabin fever and swap the kitchen table for a cruise deck or a beachside...

Subtitling Scandinavian TV & Film in 2022

Subtitling Scandinavian TV & Film in 2022

Ever since shows such as The Bridge and The Killing first hit our screens, the Nordics have enjoyed a stellar reputation for quality television and gripping dramas. Nordic Noir was a huge sensation that swept the globe and it was quickly followed by a broad range of...

Ten New Words in 2021

Ten New Words in 2021

Another year is almost over, and once more it feels like so much has happened and changed in our world over the last twelve months. These are changes which can be seen not just in the headlines and the streets, but reflected in our language as well. So as we move...

How the Vikings Helped Enrich English

How the Vikings Helped Enrich English

When non-Scandinavian speakers first come into contact with Scandinavian languages, they are often struck by how many English words our Nordic friends tend to use in their everyday speech. Entire concepts are lifted wholesale into Swedish, Danish and Norwegian, with...

How to Translate Idiomatic Expressions

How to Translate Idiomatic Expressions

Colourful, idiomatic expressions and turns of phrase are a natural part of speech and often so deeply embedded in our language that we don’t even realise just how much we use them. They can also be a bemusing and perplexing challenge when getting to grips with a new...