Swedish is closely related to Danish and Norwegian. After z, the Swedish alphabet has three extra letters, å, ä, and ö, something to bear in mind when using the phone book. Another phone-book alphabetical oddity is that v and w are interchangeable; Wittström, for example, comes before Vittviks, not after. And after all that, you'll be glad to know that most Swedes are happy to speak English.
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