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Archive for December, 2009

Swedish Christmas words Part II Posted by on Dec 16, 2009

V.g. avg. i e.m. Posted by on Dec 15, 2009

Let’s be honest, there’s no fun and exciting way to talk about abbreviations. But they can be tricky and it is quite easy to become Swenglish when there’s an abbreviation involved. So, let’s get this over with, shall we? Useful Swedish abbreviations and where you would see them: ank. = ankommande = arrival, arriving Ank. tåg från Stockholm Train arriving from Stockholm…

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Gekås – the temple of freezer bags and socks Posted by on Dec 14, 2009

Imagine Sweden on a beautiful day in July. Imagine the warm breeze, the fresh air, the wide fields, the endless coastlines and the great big smorgasbord of things to do, see and experience. What would you pick? Would you spend the day on the beach? Take a boattrip in the archipelago (skärgård)? A walk in the woods? A stroll around a…

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A new trend has infiltrated the Swedish language. Posted by on Dec 12, 2009

Of course we know that a lot of languages borrow words from each other and adapt them to their own. Most people are fine with that, something a little bit annoying, new, different or just plain strange is a new trend amongst Swedish speakers right now. English verbs like to dress, to sprint or to…

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The Nobel banquet – Sweden’s equivalent to the Oscars. Posted by on Dec 11, 2009

Stockholm City Hall where the Nobel Banquet is held Reading time: 2 minutes I originally planned to publish Part II of the Swedish Christmas vocabulary film today, but Nobeldagen (the Nobel day) popped up yesterday and I could not avoid writing about it. Nobeldagen consists of a prize ceremony in the afternoon, followed by a…

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