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Archive for November, 2011

Svenska Akademien’s Mobile App Posted by on Nov 29, 2011

I am not technically inclined. When in technical doubt, I turn to my brother. He knows what he’s doing. So what I am about to write comes from absolutely no technical background. Take that for what it is worth.  It does however come from a Swedish language standpoint.  And I am excited to see that…

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The Days of the Week in Swedish Posted by on Nov 28, 2011

I was reading through some of our older posts here and realized it had been quite some time since we got down to some of the basics. The days of the week. And the months. Luckily for you, Tibor did an amazing job of explaining the Time Adverbs with certain tenses. It’s a great way…

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Writing utensils in Swedish Posted by on Nov 25, 2011

Sweden has just as many different types of writing utensils as any other country. And as in many languages (although certainly not all) there are different words for these different types of writing utensils. However, there is one main word used to refer to a writing utensil, and that is penna. Penna can mean either…

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Pepparkaksbak Posted by on Nov 23, 2011

To get you all in a lovely spirit of Christmas I’m going to share a recipe for Swedish Pepparkakor. It is relatively easy to make so you should all have a go 🙂 Time needed: Has to cool over night in fridge Makes about: 125 cookies Ingredients: 2,5 dl (1 cup) brown sugar 0,8 dl…

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Christmas in preparation Posted by on Nov 22, 2011

Christmas means different things to different people, I’m sure that that is a commonly agreed on fact by now. For a lot of people christmas has no longer anything to do with the birth of Jesus, it can be summed up with presents, Santa, snow and holidays. In Sweden food and family are huge contributing…

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Learning Swedish with Janne Lucas Posted by on Nov 22, 2011

I’ve written a couple of posts about Melodifestivalen here at Transparent, one titled (creatively enough) Melodifestivalen and the other (again, my creativity knows no bounds) Swedish Schlager. I am a shameless promoter of schlager music, whether it be Swedish, English, or German. I find the performances hilarious and the catchy songs even more so. It…

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The current weather in Uppsala Posted by on Nov 18, 2011

You can read all over the internet about the typical climate in Sweden and possibly even that in particular locations in Sweden. But today I’m going to give you something different: the current weather in Uppsala! What’s the point? Well, just imagine yourself in your favorite Swedish scenery with the following weather pattern for the…

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