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Archive for March, 2012

Lived in Sweden too long? Posted by on Mar 16, 2012

Humerous way of looking at Sweden and Swedes Most of these phenomenon are probably known to you, I as a Swede know of them but still enjoyed reading, so I thought I’d share. Either you know you have lived in Sweden too long, or you know you’re a true Swede when you recognize yourself in most…

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Go Fish in Swedish Posted by on Mar 14, 2012

One of the most popular card games (at least in the United States) is Go Fish. (For those of you who don’t know what it is or how to play it, read all about it on Wikipedia.) In Swedish, Go Fish is called Finns i sjön. Here’s how you play, in Swedish with color-coded English…

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Swedish Sayings on Twitter! Posted by on Mar 12, 2012

A little over a week ago, a trending hashtag on Twitter was #swedishsayings. It was an entertaining look at some of the different sayings in Swedish and their literal English translations. Since then, there has been a steady stream of different idioms that have been translated to English. And it entertains me to no end…

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Swedish names Posted by on Mar 8, 2012

The naming of your child in Sweden is a process that actually has to go through the Swedish tax agency. Recently unusual names have become the norm. Names for girls like Elin, Anna, Hanna, Sofie, Lisa, Felicia and Moa have just in the past year been substituted for 1200 new girls’ names and 1000 new…

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Computer verbs Posted by on Mar 7, 2012

Last week, I posted a list of computer-related vocabulary, centered specifically around hardware (or in Swedish, hårdvara). This time, I’m going to go through a list of software-related vocabulary, or more specifically computer-related verbs. So, for those of you who use a word processor (for example) but don’t dare to change the interface language to…

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Swedish buns – Philadelphia style Posted by on Mar 6, 2012

From yummy men to yummy buns! Being pregnant mean an awful lot of things. For start – I’m having a baby! But I’m also having some serious cravings and of course are these cravings quite specific Swedish things that might not be the easiest thing in the world to get hold of. This past weekend…

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Sexy Swedish Men Posted by on Mar 5, 2012

Just a few days ago, Sweden took home one of the most coveted awards in all of tourism. World’s most attractive men! Ok, so maybe it doesn’t rank up there with a Nobel Prize (a Swedish honor of course), but it did make headlines. And for some, maybe it gave them another reason to learn…

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