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Celebrate the New Year in Swedish Posted by on Jan 3, 2017

Hej, kära läsare! It’s that time of year again – the New Year! Some people will have New Year’s resolutions, which to them mean a lot and are a great way to get motivated to try something new or get back to something old, whereas other people prefer to carry on as usual without any…

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Glad Lucia! Happy Saint Lucy’s Day. Posted by on Dec 13, 2016

It’s December 13, which can mean only one thing: it’s Lucia in Sweden! We’ve collected four posts about the Lucia tradition. You’ll get some history, some music, and even some food. So check them out in the post below. First, I have to call myself out for a bit of erasure. I often write about…

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The mysterious Swedish “sk” Posted by on Dec 5, 2016

Swedish pronunciation is known by language learners as having rather particular rules, but rules nonetheless. The idea is that once you’ve mastered the rules, you can pronounce most words naturally without having heard them pronounced by someone else. The pronunciation of the consonant combination <sk> in Swedish is one thing that often trips up learners…

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

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

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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