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Archive for January, 2011

Imperative form and cooking/baking Posted by on Jan 31, 2011

I was thinking the other day that grammar doesn´t necessarily has to be a pain in the ass. I have noticed that you guys go crazy for sweets and cakes. So let´s practice Swedish imperative form in the best way we can. They often say “Learning by doing”. So your homework for now is to practice…

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SwS 7: Not going to a party Posted by on Jan 28, 2011

Hej på er! This week, I’ve put together a guide for negating Swedish sentences—in other words, putting them in the ‘not’ form. I also teach you how to use the Swedish words for ‘always’ and ‘never’, alltid and aldrig, respectively. Enjoy! One more thing: Remember that you are welcome to comment on any posts with…

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Win a Swedish book! Posted by on Jan 27, 2011

Inspired by Tibor’s book-post from yesterday, I figured it is definitely time for another book competition! This time, the fabulous price is the most popular and bestselling book in Sweden at the moment, Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann. (Something along the lines of: The hundred year old man who walked out through the window…

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Pocket Top Ten – That´s what most Swedes read 2011 january Posted by on Jan 26, 2011

Topplista 2011 januari Do you know what the hottest books are in Sweden right now? Do you know what the most Swedes read at the moment? There was a few months ago when someone mailed me if I could recommend some Swedish books that are popular at the moment. Well, these are not all Swedish…

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In the land of roofs covered in meters of snow Posted by on Jan 25, 2011

Right now in the north of Sweden houses, sports centers, schools and every other thinkable building are covered in meters and meters of snow. This makes everything look like a winter wonderland, though what you might not think about too closely is when the temperature rises all that wonderful snow  turns wet… That causes innumerable…

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Preteritum – the Swedish Past Tense Posted by on Jan 24, 2011

We’ve learned all kinds of different tenses here at Transparent, along with different verb forms.  Now it’s time to learn how to say learned.  It’s time for the past tense. Since we already know how to put a verb into the imperative, creating the past tense, or preteritum, is no problem at all.  Especially with…

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Hur mycket kostar det? Posted by on Jan 21, 2011

Hands up anyone who isn’t broke at the moment? January normally means an empty wallet, and since that is the status of my wallet as we speak, I figured we’d take a look at some average prices in Sweden. Scandinavia has a reputation of being one of the most expensive destinations in Europe – which in most…

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