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Archive for March, 2011

Varning för aprilskämt! Posted by on Mar 31, 2011

The last day of  March means the first day of April tomorrow – and we all know what that day holds.  April fools’ day is upon us and you better beware of everything, everyone – especially the media.  There will be plenty of April fools’ (Aprilskämt) hidden away in the papers tomorrow, some very obviuos, some…

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Anita Lindblom – Sånt är livet Posted by on Mar 30, 2011

Sånt är livet, sånt är livet Så mycket falskhet bor det här Den man förlorar, vinner en annan Så håll i vännen som du har kär Han om våren, som en vårvind Min kärlek fick han och allt han tog Men så kom hösten, åhå den kärlek, han svor var evig, bara dog Sånt är…

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VOLVO – a sign of wealth? Posted by on Mar 29, 2011

In Sweden the are a couple of VOLVO factories, so quite a few VOLVO cars and trucks are manufactured in Sweden. That makes them much cheaper than in a lot of other countries. But in Japan, for example, VOLVO cars are an extreme sign of wealth. Rich people in Sweden buy Mercedes Benz, Audis and…

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Var vs. Vart + Platsadverbials Posted by on Mar 28, 2011

Steve did a great job of explaining the difference between var vs. vart.  As Steve said, “var” is the word “where” in a static sense and “vart” is “to where.”  As you continue learning Swedish, this will become more and more natural.  But as this becomes more natural, there is a second aspect of questions…

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Asking questions, Part 2 Posted by on Mar 26, 2011

Here’s part two of Asking questions. Hope it’s helpful!

Test: What have you have learned this month? Posted by on Mar 24, 2011

Time for a word puzzle! Today, the eight words included have all been mentioned in the blog during March. Can you find them? It’s quite tough this one… But, we all love a challenge, don’t we? If you need the words as a clue, just check the comments! Will publish the solution in a couple of…

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Have you ever been to Sweden? Posted by on Mar 23, 2011

If you have been to Sweden, what were your first impressions? From the first moment you stepped on the airplane, were there Swedish flight attendants? Did they speak Swedish to you? If you only went for a holiday then when was the first time you tried speaking Swedish? Was it a “Tack”, or a “Hej”?…

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