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Greetings, Swede-lings: Five Posts on Swedish Greetings Posted by on Aug 24, 2016


We’re reaching back into the vault here on the Transparent Swedish blog to bring you five different posts on greeting someone in Swedish. Below you’ll find the basics, like saying “hello” and “hej” to people you see. You’ll learn some phrases to help you meet new people in Sweden. You’ll even learn how to address…

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Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How. In Swedish. Posted by on Aug 19, 2016

Ja by Joakim Jardenberg. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Flickr

Learning a new language involves a lot of statements. My name is Marcus. I speak English and Swedish. I like gummy bears. You know, the usual. But to learn how to take that language and turn it into a conversation, you’ll need to know your question words: who, what, when, where, why, and how. In…

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The currency of Sweden is “spänn”?! Posted by on Aug 3, 2016


The Swedish “crown”, as some English-speakers refer to it, is called den svenska kronan in Swedish. The international currency code for the Swedish krona is SEK. When you start spending a lot of time with Swedes, you’ll notice that they don’t always call their currency by its proper name (krona/kronor [plural]). In the Western Hemisphere,…

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(Sommarsverige har semesterstängt) Summer Sweden is closed during vacation Posted by on Jul 27, 2016

Oh so you haven’t yet fixed your new id-card or maybe your EU-health insurance card before leaving for your summer vacation? You might end up having some problems that you haven’t really accounted for, like opening hours, delays, (sommarvikarier) summer substitute staff that work slower and less efficiently. July and August are the most popular…

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A Swedish jingle for grammar Posted by on Jul 25, 2016

There is often a confusion when it comes to Part of Speech & Clauses. Clauses: Subject, Predicate, Sentence Adverb, Verb2 or several depending on the length and aspect of the sentence sometimes, Object/Predicative, Adverbials (time and adverbial of place or degree etc.). The clauses can contain several part of speech words sometimes for example: on…

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