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This page is intended to give guidelines for creating Swedish entries on English Wiktionary as well as on adding Swedish translations to English words.

The main guidelines for creating any entry on English Wiktionary is set forth in Dictionary:Entry layout explained; this page is an addition to that page, not a replacement.

Creating Swedish entries

Entry layout

Swedish entries should be added under a ==Swedish== section, which should be placed on the page in alphabetical ordering of level 2 entries (with the exception of Translingual and English which always comes on top).

Basic article

The Swedish entry is organised by part of speech (Noun/Verb/Adjective/Adverb...) as the primary divider. These are normally given as a level 3 header: ===Noun=== etc.

This header should be followed by the inflection line which minimally contains the entry name bolded;katt, but preferably also some basic forms of the head word. These should preferably be added through an inflection template.

After the inflection line follows the definitions of the entry, which as for all non-English entries on English Wiktionary, primarily should be a wiki-linked translation into English of the entry; if necessary with additional explanation on f ex which of the various possible definitions of the linked word is intended. The definitions are added as a numbered list:#cat, animal.

Additional headings

Additional headings should be placed in the same order as for an English entry, see WT:ELE.


See Category:Swedish language for available categories.

Part of speech categories

If the inflection line was created by means of an inflection template, this template also placed the entry in the correct part of speech category. If not, it should be added manually, f ex Category:Swedish nouns.

Topic categories
Main article: Dictionary:Swedish topics

Apart from categorising by part of speech, it is also desirable to categorize entries by topic.

See Category:Context labels for available templates and Template talk:context for information about using them.


Main article: Dictionary:Swedish etymology


Main article: Dictionary:Swedish grammar


Main article: Dictionary:Swedish index


Main article: Dictionary:About Swedish/Pronunciation


Main article: Dictionary:Swedish templates

Translating English entries

Swedish translations are added to existing English entries in this format:

Swedish: [[<Swedish word>]] {{c}}/{{n}}

If more words are needed, they are separated by commas. The {{c}} and {{n}} part is for stating the gender of the word; c for common gender ("den"-words), and n for neuter gender ("det"-words).

The translation line should be added to the translation section of the English entry, placed in alphabetical order of the language name. Note that when the two-column format (with help of {{top}}, {{mid}} and {{bottom}}) is used, Swedish will always end up in the right column (i.e., between mid and bottom).

Checking existing translations

Due to reformatting of entries, existing translations will sometimes be marked as requiring verification. This is usually due to addition of new definitions, and verification is then needed to state whether or nor the existing translation is suited for the new definition. Mostly such additions are observed after the fact, and it is then necessary to mark all existing translation with the help the template {{ttbc}} - translations to be checked. These translations are then moved to a subsection of ===Translations=== called (you guessed it) ====Translations to be checked====.

Such translations needing verification is found in Category:Translations to be checked (Swedish). To verify a Swedish translation, the template needs to be removed from the line, and the word reinserted into the appropriate translation tables in the main section of ===Translations===. E.g. *{{ttbc|Swedish}}: [[katt]] {{c}} needs to be added to the appropriate section in the form Swedish: [[katt]] {{c}}