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Archive for February, 2011

What should you do to gain confidence in using your Swedish? Posted by on Feb 28, 2011

Since people in Sweden speak amazingly good English,  they love to practice and speak just for fun. This can be really nice if you are on holiday and just want to speak English. But what happens if you go to Sweden to learn or at least practice Swedish? Sweden can be a pretty hard place…

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Ours, yours, and theirs Posted by on Feb 25, 2011

Hi everyone, Here’s part two of He’s driving his car. No, his car!, titled for lack of a better idea Ours, yours, and theirs. Whereas last time I covered singular personal possessive pronouns, this time is all about their plural counterparts, vår, er, and deras. Enjoy!

Pea Soup and Pancakes Posted by on Feb 24, 2011

It is Thursday today, and if you were lucky enough to be in Sweden today, you might have noticed that pancakes and pea soup were on nearly every lunch menu throughout the country.  It happens every Thursday, and for a foreigner, the combination of pea soup and pancakes is a strange one.  It may seem…

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Veronica Maggio – Dumpa mig Posted by on Feb 23, 2011

This song is based on a true story, I have heard it through the grapevine. The only difference is that in real life a guy from Stockholm travelled down to Gothenburg to meet his loved-one who was working at the Opera House in Gothenburg. The girl didn´t want to break up through the telephone so she did it on-site…

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Time for sportlov! Posted by on Feb 22, 2011

Starting from week 7, children in Sweden gets a week of from school. This week is called sportlov (sport’s break) and it happens at different weeks in different parts of Sweden. The southen children enjoy the time off first (week 7) and the children up north get their holiday four weeks later – mostly because the weather is so unbarebly cold…

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He’s driving his car. No, his car! Posted by on Feb 21, 2011

Today’s video is about singular personal possessive pronouns in Swedish – that is to say, using words such as my, your, his, and her. It’s a little more complicated in Swedish than in English, so I hope you find this video useful! As a side note, thank you for your helpful ideas you have left…

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Swedish Plural Endings – Definite(ly) Posted by on Feb 18, 2011

As a follow up to the worksheet on plural endings, we thought we would give a brief explanation of the definite plural. We already know how to form the indefinite plural after a rousing lesson back in November: Swedish Plural Endings.  So now instead of just being able to say, “chairs,” we’ll be able to…

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