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Archive for September, 2008

Finland Swedish – Finlandssvenska Posted by on Sep 9, 2008

I’m sorry this post is a bit late. But I have a good excuse. I’ve been away. I went to Finland! Oh yes, I can just feel your excitement in the air like static electricity. But wait a second now! There is a reason why I am writing about Finland here. You see, they also…

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Real Gender Specific Nouns Posted by on Sep 4, 2008

In my last post, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, I showed you a Swedish noun with a “real” gender. A noun that has both a male and a female version. That word was “skådespelare” which means an “actor”. This is actually a bit similar to what happens in English as well. We have an actor…

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A Little Bit About Greta Garbo Posted by on Sep 2, 2008

I had to go to Stockholm recently to take care of some very boring business. But because I arrived there about 5 hours before my meeting, I decided to visit Skogskyrkogården – the Woodland Cemetery. Why? It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and if that’s not enough for you, then Greta Garbo is buried there…

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