Is Swedish a Germanic language?

Is Swedish considered a Germanic language?

Scholars often divide the Germanic languages into three groups: West Germanic, including English, German, and Netherlandic (Dutch); North Germanic, including Danish, Swedish, Icelandic, Norwegian, and Faroese; and East Germanic, now extinct, comprising only Gothic and the languages of the Vandals, Burgundians, and a …

What language is most similar to Swedish?

Danish, Norwegian (including Bokmål, the most common standard form of written Norwegian, and Nynorsk) and Swedish are all descended from Old Norse, the common ancestor of all North Germanic languages spoken today. Thus, they are closely related, and largely mutually intelligible.

Can Scandinavians understand German?

All the Scandinavian languages are mutually understandable, their official languages such as; Danish, Swedish and Norwegian. German isn’t mutually intelligible with that of the Low German, so it definitely even difficult to understand the Scandinavian languages.

Is Danish a Germanic language?

Dutch, German, English, Swedish and Danish are all Germanic languages but the degree of mutual intelligibility between these languages differs. Danish and Swedish are the most mutually comprehensible, but German and Dutch are also mutually intelligible.

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