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Archive for September, 2011

Swedish Stereotypes. Again. Posted by on Sep 30, 2011

A while back we wrote about Swedish stereotypes on the blog. Everything from the stereotypical reserved nature of the Swedes to the perceived sexiness of the Swedish population.  We received a lot of great comments on the post, Swedish Stereotypes, as well as on the Facebook page. One thing that was mentioned a few times…

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Opening hours Posted by on Sep 29, 2011

The chances that you will be battling people right after work for groceries are quite high in Sweden. Probably less so now then a couple of years ago when almost all shops closed at 5 PM, but I think you would still be hard-pressed to find a shops that is open after 9pm on a…

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Swedish Idioms I. (animals) Posted by on Sep 28, 2011

Det var som katten! or Det var som fan! eng. Well, I´ll be damned Att ge katten/fan på. eng. To bet one´s life on it. Att lägga lök på laxen. eng. To make matters worse. Det är något i hästväg. eng. It´s something extraordinary.   Arg som ett bi. eng. To be furious. Envis som…

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Lisa Ekdahl´s Vem vet with English and Swedish subs. Posted by on Sep 27, 2011

Learning with Veronica Maggio Posted by on Sep 27, 2011

I’m a big fan of trying to use different forms of media to learn a language.  Last week we posted some tips for learning Swedish. One of those tips was to listen to the radio.  Sveriges Radio does a great job of offering many of their programs no matter where you are in the world. …

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Swedish Slang Words (Verbs) Posted by on Sep 26, 2011

Some of the Swedish slang words are estabilished in today´s written language. It is a trend that salng words come and go fast, but some of them become a part of the everyday vocabulary. Hereby, follows some example: (to do nothing, to rest, to be lazy) att vila, att lata sig= att dega (to drink…

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The Facebook changes Posted by on Sep 22, 2011

As all Facebook-user would be well aware of by now, the page went through a complete and sudden make over yesterday. That said, a make over tend to be for the better and the world of Facebook users don’t seem to agree on this one.  The debate kicked off immediately and the judgements were harsh…

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