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24 European Country Names in Swedish Posted by on Jun 22, 2016 in Vocabulary

The 2016 UEFA European Championship in soccer is going on right now. In fact, Sweden plays in just a couple of hours against Belgium. By the time you read this, you’ll probably know who won. It’s been a while since Sweden did much on the international soccer stage. In fact, you have to go back to the bronze they won in the 1994 World Cup for any significant result. But this isn’t a post about sports; instead, it’s a vocabulary post!


That’s the Swedish women’s team at the Euros a few years ago! #em13 by Johan Larsson. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Flickr.

With the Olympics coming up, the ongoing 2016 UEFA European Championship and Copa América Centenario tournaments, it seems like a good time to brush up on some country names. Here are the 24 countries participating in the 2016 UEFA European Championship:

Albanien — Albania
Belgien — Belgium
England — England
Frankrike — France
Irland — Ireland
Island — Iceland
Italien — Italy
Kroatien — Croatia
Nordirland — Northern Ireland
Österrike — Austria
Polen — Poland
Portugal — Portugal
Rumänien — Romania
Ryssland — Russia
Schweiz — Switzerland
Slovakien — Slovakia
Spanien — Spain
Sverige — Sweden
Tjeckien — Czech Republic
Turkiet — Turkey
Tyskland — Germany
Ukraina — Ukraine
Ungern — Hungary
Wales — Wales

Good luck!

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About the Author: Marcus Cederström

Marcus Cederström has been writing for the Transparent Swedish Blog since 2009. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Scandinavian Studies from the University of Oregon, a Master's Degree in Scandinavian Studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and a PhD in Scandinavian Studies and Folklore from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. He has taught Swedish for several years and still spells things wrong. So, if you see something, say something.