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Archive for June, 2012

Eye Contact and Shoeless Feet in Sweden Posted by on Jun 19, 2012

Learning Swedish, or any language really, also means learning a bit about the culture. Whether it is finding out more about the politics of a country or understanding the dinner habits, as you grow more comfortable with a language, it becomes more important to also grow comfortable with the culture. Or at least understand that…

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English Version of the recipe for JORDGUBBSTÅRTA! Posted by on Jun 17, 2012

I have translated the recipe in case you need the english version or for you to learn how to use the Swedish one. Sponge cake Ingredients  2 Eggs 2 dl Sugar 3 dl Flour 2 tsp Baking powder 2 tsp Vanilla extract /Vanilla sugar/powder 1 dl Water or milk 50-75 grams butter/margarine Breadcrumbs Ingredients for…

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Lite sommarbak! – Baking in Swedish Posted by on Jun 17, 2012

Soon it is midsummer, that usually means at least one jordgubbstårta (strawberry cake) with lots of vispgrädde (whipped cream) and jordgubbar uppe på (strawberries on top). I thought it might be nice to have a sockerkaksrecept (sponge cake recipe) posted here so you can try it at home if you feel like it. It is also…

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Uppcon – Scandinavia’s largest anime and cosplay convention Posted by on Jun 15, 2012

Since 2002, fans of anime and cosplaying and other Japan-related topics have flocked to Uppsala, Sweden every year for Scandinavia’s largest Asia-related convention: Uppcon! It started off as a simple film screening at Slottsbiografen, a cinema located inside the Castle of Uppsala, where about 50 people attended the first year. Just three years later, the…

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The tale of Rosenbom Posted by on Jun 13, 2012

There is a local custom in Karlskrona of putting a five crown coin from the year of your birth on it into the hat of a statue called “Rosenbom” just before you graduate for future good luck. Rosenbom was a man who lived during the 1700 hundreds, he worked at the shipbuilding yard in Karlskrona…

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Sweden in the Euro 2012 Posted by on Jun 12, 2012

I got this clear sensation of déjà vu yesterday evening. In fact, I’ve had this experience…well… quite a few times before.  The surprise, the disappointment… Dear blog readers, the Swedish national football team has entered a Euro 2012 and it’s not looking great. The story: Well, it’s pretty much the same story every time. The…

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Förkortningar på svenska (Swedish abbreviations) Posted by on Jun 9, 2012

The other day I was thinking about abbreviations and thought it might be helpful to learn some. There are hundreds more but these are probably a good start and will make everyday life in Sweden a whole lot easier.  Abbreviations  Swedish  English  alt.  alternativt  alternatively  avd.  avdelning  department, section  m.fl.  med flera  more in addition…

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