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99% of all Swedish waste is recycled Posted by on May 24, 2017

Did you know that 99% of Sweden’s waste is recycled in some way? Sweden is well-known around the world for being a country that puts a big emphasis on protecting the environment (miljön). Recently, when the threat of the President Trump leading the United States out of its international climate treaties arose, Sweden politicians were…

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Useful and cool Swedish words part 1 Posted by on May 15, 2017

Last year in 2015 there were approximately 13000 new Swedish words that were registered by SAOL (Svenska Akademins Ordlista) and around 9000 words disappeared from the list. This kind of increase hasn’t happened since the 1950s, wrote Johan Lindquist Göteborgs Posten 2015. See the article here in Swedish: link In this blog post I have…

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Sound Swedish with speech tones! Posted by on May 10, 2017

The Swedish language is known by many to be a melodic one, and many say that Swedes sound like they’re singing when they speak. Is this true? Well, in truth, it depends largely on who’s speaking! Less individually, more regionally. In many parts of Sweden, people speak with a rather “flat” tone – compare Gothenburg…

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Ordvitsar – Puns for advanced learners Posted by on May 1, 2017

 I went a few moths ago to see the Swedish Pun Championships in Gothenburg. Where else? The capital city of puns and jokes in Sweden. It was very nice after a really long work week. Some of the jokes were really bad we would say they had lågvattenmärke literally low point but I think you…

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Swedish Spotify founder named in Time’s 100 Most Influential People Posted by on Apr 26, 2017

Daniel Ek, the founder of Spotify, is now on Time Magazine’s 2017 list of Top 100 Most Influential People as the only Swede on the list, Swedish public SVT Nyheter reports. He was chosen by British singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, who calls him a “tech pioneer”.¹ “Spotify was launched just as I was starting my own…

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