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Archive for May, 2009

Mother’s Day! Posted by on May 31, 2009

Did you remember to call your moms today? Or, if you are in Sweden, did you remember to show up at your mom’s house with a bunch of flowers? And a gift? I’m terrible when it comes to remembering such days (I almost totally forgot about Father’s Day last year), but this time I at…

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More Past Participle Goodness – Irregular (a.k.a. strong) Verbs Posted by on May 28, 2009

So let’s finish those past participles today and get on with more pleasant things in our lives, shall we? I promised you we’d save the best for last and talk about past participles of irregular verbs in this blog post. Irregular? Sounds scary? No worries, it’s not! Actually, it’s very easy. You see, if you…

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Past Participles of Regular Verbs Posted by on May 25, 2009

Last time when we talked about Swedish supines (in Swedish it’s the verb form that’s used in perfect tenses,) and past participles (in Swedish, it’s the verb form that’s used as an adjective), I picked a really tough example – “skriva” (to write). Of course, since “skriva” is an irregular verb (just like in English)…

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Swedish Supines and Past Participles and More Grammar Posted by on May 22, 2009

You know how I always tell you that Swedish is so similar to English that learning it should be a cake-walk really? Well, today, I will break with this long-standing tradition and instead I’m going to tell you that Swedish is not like English at all and that it can be quite hard to get…

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Summer Festivals in Sweden Posted by on May 20, 2009

I don’t know about you, but for me summer means one thing (well, one among several other equally important things) – music festivals. I’m not sure if this is a sign of my immaturity, or nostalgia for the days when I was young and free and didn’t mind (heck, actually enjoyed!) having mud fights at…

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Eurovision 2009 – Blogging the Final Live Posted by on May 16, 2009

OK, are you ready? I know I am. We have plenty of popcorn and drinks and as soon as this bizarre intro of Cirque de Soleil is over, the final will begin for real. How will Sweden do tonight? I have no idea. I doubt we will win, however since it just so happens that…

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Eurovision 2009 – First Semi-Final (Live) Posted by on May 12, 2009

We’re waiting for the results now to see who’s going to the final on Saturday. I’m proud to say that Sweden’s entry has turned out better than (at least I) expected it. However: Malena’s choice of dress was tragic!!! On the white background she disappears and despite all her spray-on tan, she looks washed out…

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