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Archive for May, 2010

Moving to Sweden – housing words defined Posted by on May 7, 2010

Moving to Sweden can be easy and it can be hard. One thing which is really different is the housing market. There are all sorts of strange and hard to understand names for things that there most likely is no equivalent for in your own language or country. Here’s a list to help you along…

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Dagens skratt: Stockholm Syndrome Posted by on May 6, 2010

I know, it’s yesterday’s news but these eight minutes always makes me laugh and I figured just had to share it on a gray and dull Thursday like this… Dagens skratt (The laugh of the day) is a piece of ‘investigative’ journalism from The Daily Show where the reporter Wyatt Cenat travels to Sweden and digs deep into the…

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Swedish odd expressions part III Posted by on May 5, 2010

The more you start digging into the endless world of idioms and expressions, the more confusing many of them seem. Or what do you make of today’s collection og shelves, eyes, apples and churchbells? Make perfect sense or totally confusing? Any similar expressions in your language? Bita i det sura äpplet Meaning: When you have…

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Quirky Swedish office facts Posted by on May 3, 2010

Alright, as most of you already know  I have written a few posts about various “quirky facts”. This time we’ll be focusing on the office. What you must understand is that there will of course be exceptions to the things I have written in this post. I am telling you about the rule not all…

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