I know some people will be understandably wary at this point, so, just to be clear: yes, she’s trans; no, that isn’t part of a joke. Sven likes women, she’s a woman, and he would be seeing her through a sparkle filter no matter what.
Guest: The Ceanska students can be good with the grammar, but there’s no poetry in their souls, you know?
Sven: I can imagine.
Guest: You’re so lucky to work here at the embassy, where everyone can speak in a civilized language!
Nasturtium: Excuse me! Did you say you work here?
Sven: That’s right! I run the Cultural Services Division. Can I help you?
Nasturtium: Why, darling, you’re just the man I wanted to see!
Sven: I think you might be just the woman I want to see! . . . Who are you?