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Archive for July, 2010

Swedish Pronouns Posted by on Jul 19, 2010

 Singular and Plural  1 st, 2 nd, 3 rd person  Grundform or Personal Pronouns  Object forms  Possessive  Reflexive  Reflexive possessive  singular:  1 person  jag  mig  min  (verb) + mig  min    2 person  du  dig  din  (verb) + dig  din    3 person  han, hon  honom, henne  hans, hennes  (verb) + sig  sin    3…

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Sommarplågor hej hej! Posted by on Jul 16, 2010

It’s the same story every summer and there’s no way you can escape it. It follows you around everywhere. At home, in the car, in the shop, on the telly, on the radio, and yes, you did quite like it in the beginning. But 2131 times later, you are ready to pack your bags and…

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Roadwork at midnight Posted by on Jul 15, 2010

In most countries even road workers have reasonably similar hours to everyone else. In the north of Sweden road workers work all night long in shifts, since it never really gets dark. They can continue working without being stopped by the lack of light like during the rest of the year. Another bonus about working…

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Nudity and Violence in Sweden Posted by on Jul 14, 2010

Rick Steves recently wrote an article about nudity in Europe and the normal American reaction to that nudity.  Titled European nudes and American prudes (cute huh?) it was published over at CNN.com for those of you interested. The article claims that Europeans are much more comfortable with nudity than Americans.  Something that I agree with…

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Almedalsveckan Posted by on Jul 13, 2010

Around week 27 (since we often count in weeks in Sweden) there is Almedalsveckan in every year. The purpose of this get-together is to debate about political issues, mingle and have fun. Many people have recently criticized the happening because there is a lot of party and booze involved. Some say that they don´t want politicians…

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Swedish summer: Sizzling heat Posted by on Jul 12, 2010

If you think Sweden is a rather cold place, you better think again! This summer is officially the hottest for years, and yesterday, the highest temperature since 1994 (all time high is 38 degrees, from 1947) was measured in Skåne, in the south of Sweden. The people of Målilla had to cope with a sizzling 35…

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My Swedish connection collection Posted by on Jul 9, 2010

A while back I came out about my weird habit of counting Swedish things around me. Well, this behaviour (beteende) hasn’t got any better. In fact, it has gone slightly mad. But now my counting has expanded from Swedish things/brands/colours to people with a Swedish connection (samband). Is it just me, or is the world…

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