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Talking about movies in Swedish Posted by on Feb 24, 2017

While Sweden does have a fantastic film industry, most of the popular films are blockbusters from Hollywood or equivalent. Since most Swedes speak more-or-less perfect English, it is relatively easy for them to understand films in English. As a result, almost no films are dubbed in Swedish. Instead, Swedes prefer subtitles and often mock the…

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Study techniques for advanced learners I. Posted by on Feb 22, 2017

You have surely felt sometimes that a language course was boring and you aren’t that motivated every day and or the progress in learning doesn’t come that fast. Well, from my experience it is essential that you don’t compare yourself to others. For teachers it is crucial that you create a learning environment where students…

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Argumentation templates in Swedish Posted by on Feb 20, 2017

You don’t need to ditch someone’s opinion in a rude manner just because you disagree with them. You can be objective and diplomatic in the same time, not raising your voice against or cutting off someone. In Swedish society you won’t gain much with an aggressive attitude. It is rather the opposite. You won’t be able…

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HEN Posted by on Jan 31, 2017

Hen is a new pronoun in Swedish. It is a gender neutral pronoun that many people mean was needed very much to fill a hole in the Swedish language. The purpose of the pronoun isn’t to gender-neutralize a person but more like not revealing gender in cases when you don’t want to, or not important.…

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Saying Please in Swedish Posted by on Jan 31, 2017

Last week, we learned several different ways to say thank you in the creatively titled post, Saying Thank You in Swedish. When you’re learning a new language, all of those polite words can really come in handy. So let’s take a look at how to say please in Swedish. You don’t. I’m kidding. Kind of.…

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