Congratulations! You can read Swedish.
Well… you can read the important things anyway.
For starters, the Swedes make it easy for you to find a telephone.
And to recognize a restaurant.
They will also let you know which things are forbidden. (Which can be good for a tourist who’s just trying to fit in.)
For example, they tell you where not to park your bicycle.
And where not to bring your dog.
Plus, if you have an emergency in Sweden, you will be able to find the police station very easily.
And you will recognize the ambulance without a second glance. (Though admittedly, the sirens help too.)
If you need a defibrillator, or “heart starter,” this sign will point you in the right direction.
But to me, there’s possibly an even more important word.
Don’t get me wrong. I’m definitely glad that I can find a telephone, or the police station, or God forbid, even zap somebody’s ventricular fibrillation back into normal rhythm.
But I’m talking about a more day-to-day word…
Thanks to the Swedes, you will be able to spot the chocolate desserts in every single café and bakery you step into! Which we all know is essential.
So really, this post should be: Congratulations! You know how to find chocolate in Sweden! (And some other stuff too.)