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Swedish to English translations [Non-PRO] Other / election of Sverigevän in another country
Swedish term or phrase:Sverigevän
I'm not sure what this means exactly - does it mean someone who has spent time living and/or working in Sweden, or an ex-pat or someone else?
Any ideas on a neat translation for it in English would be appreciated.
Or would 'friend of Sweden' really adequately describe it (I saw a reference on Google'.
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Explanation: In Norwegian, a "norgesvenn" is a non-Norwegian celebrity who is so interested in Norway that he/she even knows a few facts about Norway.
An international celebrity who has visited Norway more than twice is most definitely a "norgesvenn", and will be called a "norgesvenn" by Norwegian media for the rest of his/her life.
I would suppose the term "Sverigevän" has a very similar meaning.
The term has come to being, I think, because Norwegians (and possilby Swedes) have a very low nationalistic confidence level, and thus we tend to regard anyone who give us attention as a nation, as Close Friends Of Norway.
Soulkeeper Local time: 05:11 Does not meet criteria Native speaker of: Norwegian (Bokmal) PRO pts in category: 8