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Sentence analysis for Swedish Syntax (Main Clauses) Posted by on Nov 30, 2016

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Fundament Verb 1 Subjekt Satsadverbial Verb 2 Objekt/predikativ Adverbial 1. Vi har inte mjölk hemma. 2. Igår hade vi inte mjölk hemma. 3. Om det är fint väder imorgon, kan vi gå ut. 4. Bananen äter han inte. 5. Varför har du inte sagt något idag? 6. Har vi inte mjölk hemma? There are six…

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Old Norse words in English Posted by on Nov 28, 2016

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We know that English is a mixture of a lot of languages like Celtic, Gaelic, Latin languages and also some Old Norse. Have you ever thought about it that there is a deeper connection to the Nordics in Scotland and England than you would think? There are plenty of traces of Old Norse in different…

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The Ultimate Swedish Fika Post Posted by on Nov 22, 2016

Here's the Selander family sitting  down for a fika back around 1916. A bit creepy now, this photo is by an unknown photographer and was donated to the public domain by the Southerly Clubs of Stockholm.

Fika. If you’ve been studying Swedish, have a Swedish friend, taken a business trip to Sweden, or even read one of those popular Swedish crime novels, you’ve probably heard that word. There’s a lot behind it. Luckily, you’ve come to the right place to find out more. Did you know that a few years ago,…

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15 Swedish Vocabulary Words for the American Election Posted by on Nov 8, 2016

That's my "I Voted" sticker from the 2016 election in Wisconsin! With a bit of cat hair mixed in for good measure.

You may have heard that there is an election today. Millions of people across the United States will be voting for representatives, senators, ballot measures, new laws, all kinds of things. And President. They will also be voting on who should be President for the next four years. The election process is a little different…

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Allhelgona Posted by on Oct 31, 2016

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Allhelgona, Alla helgons dag, All Saints Day, Halloween. But what is the difference between the names? We like to celebrate in general in Sweden. We are really good at it. I mean really good. New Year’s Eve (Nyårsafton), Fettisdagen (The Fat Tuesday), Walpurgis Eve (Valborgsmässoafton), Våffeldagen (Waffle Day), Midsummer (Midsommar), Cray Fish Party (Kräftskiva), The…

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