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How do you say servo-valve in Swedish? Basel’s phrasebook helps refugee engineers

How do you say servo-valve in Swedish? Basel’s phrasebook helps refugee engineers

Conductivity, servo-valves and stator cores – even if you are fluent in a language you might not know these words. This was the challenge for Basel Taleb, a refugee and electrical engineer who learnt Swedish in a couple of months – yet couldn’t grasp the technical jargon at his new workplace. So he built a tool to help himself – and other foreign engineers – to understand the Swedish energy sector.

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