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Swedish prepositions: Till Posted by on May 24, 2010

Prepositions can be a real horror to master when you are speaking a foreign language and for me – a native Swedish speaker living in England -, it is  to/for that is extremely confusing. The reason for this is quite obvious: I translate from Swedish to English when I speak and where it is  “till” in Swedish, it’s either “for”, “to” or even…

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A Swedish lesson from a 3-year old Posted by on May 24, 2010

Last of the Swedish office facts Posted by on May 21, 2010

To finish off the blog posts that have kind of turned into office facts I am going to write about the different events during the time you work. I feel that starting with what is expected of a newcomer at his or her workplace would give us a chronological order, ending with retirement (pension). #1…

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Swedish Nouns Posted by on May 20, 2010

Whenever learning Swedish words you have to take into account that there are always exceptions. You really do not have to ask why. Language changes all the time. Just compare for example the slang you use with the way your parents speak. Slang is one of the most dynamically developing stratum of our language. When…

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The royal wedding: 30 days to go Posted by on May 19, 2010

As you all know by now, Sweden’s crown princess Victoria is getting married in 30 days 22 hours 16 minutes and 34 seconds – according  the several countdowns on wedding websites. Naturally, this is a big occasion. Not only because royal weddings like this don’t come across very often, but also because Victoria is marrying a…

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Conscription and the Changing Face of the Swedish Armed Forces Posted by on May 18, 2010

Sweden, as a nation, has not been involved in armed conflict for nearly 200 years.  The country has lived by a policy of neutrality in all major conflicts, including WWI and WWII.  The nation does send peace keeping troops abroad, and does participate in UN actions, but on the whole is considered to be a…

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Styrsö Posted by on May 17, 2010

Summer cottage on a small rock

View over Tången Villa with gazebo.      I want to share with you my other trip that I have recently made. I wasn´t that lucky with the weather as when I went to Marstrand. I took one of the local boats to Styrsö the other day. If you live in Gothenburg your month card (månadskort) would do…

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