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Subtitling in Sweden


Let's face it- it's challenging enough to come across a reliable subtitling service provider online. But try finding one that can truly convey the authentic experience with your content in Swedish!

There is a commonly adopted subtitle development process that all subtitling companies follow. For a start, customer content is reviewed, and professional audiovisual translators are assigned. Then English Master Templates are created, translated into Swedish, and proofread by captionists. Finally, the Swedish subtitles or captions are QCed and delivered in the requested subtitle format. And following this workflow should be enough to transcend the authentic content feel in Swedish.

But there's a catch.

The original content has been produced in another country, within a different cultural context and simply translating and subtitling it in Swedish language is not enough to convey its creative intent. In result, the translated version fails to engage the Swedish viewers and very successful TV shows, films, commercials, video games or other media end up as mediocre for the Swedish audience. 


To help you transcend the original experience with your content and achieve a native feel, we apply a culture first approach- we craft and deliver Swedish subtitles that consider all local norms and traditions to create a culturally relevant and immersive viewer experience for Sweden.


GoPhrazy provides Swedish subtitling services through our native subtitle translators for the needs of your TV, films, cartoons, animations, e-learning videos, commercials, and video games. Here's the deal- it takes just 3 easy steps with us to make your subtitles perfect for Sweden:


subtitling in just 3 easy steps:

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    describe your specifications

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    request a quote

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    get your ready-to-use files


Since 1994 we have localized over 10 000 hours of TV programming in foreign languages for providers like Discovery Channel, TLC, HBO, FOX, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and many more. The list gets bigger when we add localizing of over 1000 film titles for theatrical and TV distribution, as well as blockbuster games like League of legends, GTA and Civilization.


But that's not all.


We are also a preferred multilingual subtitling company to leading advertising agencies like Ogilvy, Leo Burnett and Saatchi & Saatchi, localizing countless TV commercials for Fortune 500 companies like Coca Cola, Nestle, Procter & Gamble, Samsung, Gillette, Sony, BMW, Danone and more.


Where dialogue becomes vision


What makes over 300 companies come back and reward us with more than 10 000 projects over the years is our culturally intelligent approach. It’s a group of methods that blend meaning and feeling with local expertise to provide a peace of mind that your media feels great in Swedish.


It all starts with you


We know that the most important factor in communication is to make sure that your viewers can connect and engage with your content not only on a linguistic but most importantly on a cultural level. That's why we don’t simply translate and subtitle your script in Swedish language. Instead, we assist you in adapting your content to the local culture and craft a superior viewer experience.


Swedish subtitling company

Swedish subtitling company


GoPhrazy is the number one choice for Swedish subtitles and captions due to our obsession with Client needs and our determination to deliver all projects always on time, in full and error free. We are an award winning subtitling company, trusted by major broadcasters and platforms.


Expertly written and perfectly timed


Our subtitlers are not only true experts in Swedish language but also in weighing written against spoken words, editing text to fit both visually and contextually, retaining the essence without any loss of meaning. While translating and developing Swedish subtitles, we consider the rhythm of the video, dialogue pace and the viewers' reading speed. We create subtitles and captions with timings synchronized with a surgical precision to the highest level of accuracy (up to 1/100 sec). As a result, our Swedish subtitles are always consistent but above all, always a pleasure to read.


Our Swedish subtitling specialists


Creating Swedish subtitles requires much more than simply making a word-by-word translation of a video script. Our subtitlers need to understand and experience the content; retain the context and meaning of the original version and convey it into Swedish, considering cultural differences. That's why we work with a large pool of Swedish subtitle translators that have expertise in many sectors, including entertainment, advertising, video game, e-learning, technology, and more.


Our in-house subtitling department


Though we employ highly trained, experienced and subject-matter competent, native freelance Swedish subtitle translators, we also have a team of in-house subtitling QCers who validate each and every file against the assigned specifications and cultural checklists to ensure that your Swedish subtitling service is always delivered correctly. In result, your Swedish versioned media is ready to publish, in the style and format that you require. We strive to provide a seamless viewer experience in Swedish and we know that the perfect subtitling is the one that you never notice.


Subtitling technology


While our culturally intelligent approach ensures the cultural fit of your content in Swedish, it's our best-in-class technology that enables us to deliver superior quality while remaining cost effective. It empowers a collaborative environment and content flows that simplify the process and help you reach your Swedish audience faster, cheaper and better than ever before.


Swedish subtitling services

Swedish subtitling services


At GoPhrazy we develop, translate and provide Swedish subtitles that are relevant from both culturally linguistic and technical standpoint in order to create a truly immersive and memorable experience with your content for Sweden. Our subtitling and captioning services are mostly used by TV channels, OTT, IPTV and VOD platforms; film, advertising, education, video game and IT companies for making their media accessible to the Swedish audience and are well known for their focus on precision and style. In the recent years we are also facing an increasing demand for Swedish subtitling services by social/ video sharing platforms like YouTube, Vimeo, and iTunes.


Our subtitling services


  • Swedish subtitling from template
  • Swedish subtitling without template
  • Swedish subtitling on provided script
  • Swedish subtitling with no script available


Swedish closed captioning


Improve the accessibility of your content in Sweden by taking advantage of our Swedish closed captioning services! While subtitles are created for hearing viewers and only reflect dialogue, our Swedish closed captioning includes all audio elements to provide more context and enhance the content experience for viewers with hearing disability. We cover any sound in the video that is not visually evident and develop Swedish closed captions with the assumption that the viewer is restricted from hearing the audio. We split the transcribed text into chunks (caption frames) and enable your Swedish audience to follow the audio, video or captions interchangeably. Thus, we improve the accessibility and overall viewer experience for Swedish audience with hearing impairment who depend on captions to understand the video. As these captions are enclosed in video stream and can be turned on and off at viewer's comfort, they are named "closed captions".


Swedish open captioning


In case you need to improve accessibility for your videos, cinematic and theatrical content, our Swedish open captioning services are the perfect match for you. Unlike closed captions, open captions are embedded (burnt-in) the media file and become an inseparable feature of the video. They cannot be switched on and off like closed captions but on the other side have other benefits. They are easier to use, eliminate the need to manage separate files and inconsistencies among various media players. They enable publishers to control caption size and style and (if the text is generated properly) come in sync with video while not requiring a special software for playback.


Swedish SDH subtitling


Subtitling for the deaf and hard of hearing (or HoH subtitling) quickly becomes a media accessibility standard in Sweden to respond to emerging regulations. It provides the closest-to-equal experience with your content to the Swedish audience that suffers of hearing loss and combines both subtitle and caption content into a single file that is then translated into Swedish. SDH include dialogue transcription, speaker IDs, audio description and could be placed anywhere on the screen to follow the sound positioning. While SDH includes audience with hearing loss, it also improves entertainment value and adds flexibility to education and information resources.


SDH are particularly designed for deaf, Deaf or hard of hearing audience.


  • Deaf with lower case "d" refers to viewers that cannot hear but can speak
  • Deaf with upper case "D" refers to viewers with hearing loss that prefer "sign language"
  • Hard of hearing refers to viewers with any level of hearing impairment


Led by exceptional people and supported by a state-of-the-art technology, we deliver Swedish captions in a quick, responsive, reliable, convenient, consistent, transparent, and risk-free manner across various industries, while keeping you informed at every step of the way with your project.


Swedish subtitling rates

Swedish subtitling rates


Due to economies of scale, technology utilization and supply chain integration GoPhrazy provides some of the most competitive rates for Swedish subtitling services at no compromise on quality. We build collaborative relationships with Swedish linguists to guarantee consistency with the costs over time and make your ongoing projects predictable with budgets. At the same time, we know that each subtitling project is unique, and we consider certain factors to estimate our rates.


Factors affecting Swedish subtitling rates


  • Deadline- a rush charge applies for urgent/ same day Swedish subtitle delivery
  • Complexity- for super complex matter additional charge could apply
  • Volume- bulk order discounts are available for formal volume commitment
  • Source language- for subtitling videos that are not in English additional charge applies
  • Subject matter- topics that require in-depth competence might cause additional charges
  • Source video quality- poor image and sound makes subtitling harder and affects rates


For long form media broadcast projects, Swedish subtitle translation, caption translation or development rates are estimated per minute of video. For short form, or non-broadcast projects, Swedish subtitle translation, caption translation or development rates are quoted per project. We don't support a generic rate card as we approach every request individually to provide custom quotes that best serve your needs at the most competitive price. Our individual approach and attention make sure that you always get the right files, within the right budget, at the right time. 


About Swedish language


Swedish is a North Germanic language spoken by approximately 10 million people, primarily in Sweden and parts of Finland. Swedish is a member of the North Germanic branch of the Germanic language family, which also includes languages like Danish, Norwegian, and Icelandic. It shares some similarities with these languages, although Swedish has its own distinct features. Swedish pronunciation generally follows a phonetic pattern, with a one-to-one correspondence between letters and sounds. It features a melodic intonation known as "singing language" and vowel sounds with varying lengths. Swedish has a relatively straightforward grammar compared to some other Germanic languages. It employs noun declension, verb conjugation, and a system of grammatical genders (common and neuter). Swedish vocabulary has roots in Old Norse, the language of the Vikings, but has also been influenced by other Germanic languages and loanwords from French, English, and other languages. Swedish verbs undergo conjugation based on tense, mood, person, and number. The language also has a system of verb prefixes and suffixes. Swedish literature, with renowned authors like Astrid Lindgren and Stieg Larsson, has made significant contributions to world literature.


About Swedish culture


Swedish culture is a captivating blend of historical traditions, social values, and a deep appreciation for nature. The concept of lagom, meaning "just the right amount," is deeply ingrained in Swedish culture. It reflects the Swedish value of balance, moderation, and equality. Swedes strive for a harmonious and egalitarian society. Sweden's breathtaking landscapes, with forests, lakes, and archipelagos, greatly influencing its culture. The Swedish people have a close relationship with nature and engage in outdoor activities like hiking, skiing, and foraging for mushrooms and berries. Sweden is known for its strong social welfare system, which prioritizes equality and ensures access to healthcare, education, and social benefits for all citizens. Fika is a beloved Swedish tradition of taking a coffee break accompanied by pastries or baked goods. It serves as a moment to relax, socialize, and connect with others, fostering a sense of community. Swedish design, known for its simplicity, functionality, and elegance, has gained international recognition. From furniture (IKEA) to fashion (H&M) and technology (Ericsson), Swedish innovation and design have made significant contributions globally. Swedes celebrate traditions and festivals throughout the year, such as Midsummer (Midsommar), Lucia, and Christmas. These festivities often involve dancing, singing, traditional costumes, and symbolic rituals that connect Swedes to their cultural roots. Swedish culture is characterized by a deep-rooted connection to nature, a commitment to social equality, and a sense of simplicity and balance.

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