Swedish Reading

If you're trying to practice your Swedish Reading then the page below should help. You will be able to sharpen your comprehension and understanding of the sample text below, which is part of the Article 26 and 27 from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The first section is in Swedish and the second part is in English. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Swedish. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Swedish Reading

Read the following text very carefully and see what you can understand without looking at the English translation, and see what you understood from it, you can use our Swedish dictionary if you want.

Swedish Reading
Artikel 26.
Envar har rätt till undervisning. Undervisningen skall vara kostnadsfri, åtminstone på de elementära och grundläggande stadierna. Den elementära undervisningen skall vara obligatorisk. Yrkesundervisning och teknisk undervisning skall vara allmänt tillgänglig. Den högre undervisningen skall stå öppen i lika mån för alla på grundval av deras duglighet.
Undervisningen skall syfta till personlighetens fulla utveckling och till att stärka respekten för människans grundläggande fri- och rättigheter. Undervisningen skall främja förståelse, tolerans och vänskap mellan alla nationer, rasgrupper och religiösa grupper samt befordra Förenta Nationernas verksamhet för fredens bevarande.
Rätten att välja den undervisning, som skall ges åt barnen, tillkommer i främsta rummet deras föräldrar.
Artikel 27.
Envar har rätt att fritt taga del i samhällets kulturella liv, att njuta av konsten samt att bli delaktig av vetenskapens framsteg och dess förmåner.
Envar har rätt till skydd för de moraliska och materiella intressen, som härröra från varje vetenskapligt, litterärt eller konstnärligt verk, till vilket han är upphovsman.

Below is the translation of the above text, check what you understood without the help of the dictionary, after reading the translation one time, go back up and read the Swedish text and see if you can recognize the more words this time.

English Translation
Article 26
1. Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
2. Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
3. Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.
Article 27
1. Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
2. Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.

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