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Archive for October, 2011

Producer responsibility = Producentansvar Posted by on Oct 17, 2011

Many countries all over the world have recently banned free plastic bags (plastpåse) in grocery stores, including in Australia, Great Britain, Ireland, France and many more. Kenya, certain parts of India, Bangladesh and Taiwan have even banned plastic cutlery in some cases. Sweden has not. According to Hannes Borg, employee at the Ministry of Environment…

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Work permits Posted by on Oct 14, 2011

Those of you who would like to work in Sweden and have a passport from an EU country automatically have uppehållsrätt, or right of residence, so you’re allowed to move to and work in Sweden as long as you want and whenever you want. Those of you coming from outside of the EU need an…

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Functional use of “den”, “det”, “de” och “dem” Posted by on Oct 13, 2011

Most of you have been learning Swedish for a short time, but something that you use from the very beginning of your studies is personal pronouns (jag, du, han/hon/den/det, vi, ni, de) and the object form of them (mig, dig, honom/henne/den/det, oss, er, dem). But these pronouns have several practical functions in the Swedish language. Subject…

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Country Music in Sweden Posted by on Oct 11, 2011

I listen to country music. A lot of it.  I’m a sucker for a sad country song.  Tell me a compelling story and I’m yours forever. Sometimes it really is that easy. It’s why I listen to country music. Sweden is not known for country music.  People the world over know about Swedish metal. They…

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Collective over individual Posted by on Oct 10, 2011

Let us take the case of how we look at progress in school in Sweden as an example of this. The whole gets focused more on than the individual’s progress and level in today’s school system. Instead of dividing up an age group into A, B and C classes for math, English and Swedish for…

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Swedish Possessive and Possessive Reflexive Pronouns Posted by on Oct 7, 2011

Hon dansar med sin man. She is dancingwith her (own) husband. Both the subject and the so called reflexive possessive pronoun belong together in this sentence. Marked with black. Hon is a personal pronoun, while sin is reflexive possessive pronoun for en-nouns. En man – sin man Hon har glömt sitt paraply idag. She has…

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Staying in Sweden longer than three months Posted by on Oct 6, 2011

If you’re planning to visit Sweden for any given period of time, depending on which country you’re from, you may need a visum, or visa, to get into the country. EU citizens/residents don’t need any form of visa, regardless of how long they stay, because they have what is known as uppehållsrätt, or right of…

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