Swedish doesn’t have an equivalence of the singular they, and in recent years the pronoun “hen” has gained more popularity (it’s like a mix between han and hon which are the two gendered pronouns).
Obviously, there are also a fuckload of haters.
They’re talking about it on Swedish Radio P3 right now, and there’s a little poll about if it’s good or bad to have a neutral pronoun, and the no side is leading, sadly. Help vote bomb it!
Bra! = Good!
Dåligt! = Bad!
It’s already been officially placed in the swedish dictionary and counts as a word. But people’s attitude is so… god, even my dear mother thinks it’s an unnecessary word. Please, click “bra” and then click on “RÖSTA”
I didn’t know it had been officially put in the dictionary! That’s good to hear.
But vote vote voteee guys if you get the chance. Hen är bäst (and totally the pronoun I prefer in swedish).