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Älvdalska-Elfdalian Posted by on Apr 17, 2017

Today I have a real treat for everyone who is in love with languages. Have you  heard about the ancient dialect of Elfdalian? Not? Where I can give you a quick summary. I can also provide you a very nice poem written by Lars Göran Lannegård who obviously speaks the dialect. I say dialect but…

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Study.EU ranks Sweden as 5th Posted by on Apr 3, 2017

Study.EU is the gateway to universities in Europe. The prominent website ranks Sweden as the fifth most suitable country in Europe for students both from and outside the EU. You will find much detailed information on cost of living, study programs and courses on all levels, housing and other essential information before moving to Sweden.…

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Talking about money in Swedish, part 2 Posted by on Mar 29, 2017

Money is a standard topic of conversation in any language. After all, wherever you are, you have to be able to buy groceries, fika, and that bottle of wine from Systembolaget for dinner at your friends’. (If you don’t know, Systembolaget is the (only) liquor store in Sweden.) Review.  In the last post, Talking about…

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Gôteborgska-Gothenburgian dialect Posted by on Mar 20, 2017

Almost each city has a different dialect in Sweden. The Gothenburgian dialect (göteborgska) is part of the Western-Swedish dialects. There is approximately 600 000 people who speak this dialect both in Gothenburg and in the surrounding areas. The emphasis in this western dialect goes always up just like in Norwegian. The common perception is that…

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Talking about money in Swedish, Part 1 Posted by on Mar 15, 2017

Money is a standard topic of conversation in any language. After all, wherever you are, you have to be able to buy groceries, fika, and that bottle of wine from Systembolaget for dinner at your friends’. (If you don’t know, Systembolaget is the (only) liquor store in Sweden.) The basic Swedish word for money is…

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