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Archive for August, 2012

School in Sweden Vocabulary List Posted by on Aug 29, 2012

School is just around the corner, and depending on where you are you might have already started. With that in mind, it’s time for a vocabulary list that could be of use in a school setting. Below you’ll find 25 (+1) words that are used in or about schools. I’ve included the singular definite and…

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How does Sweden use the Internet? Posted by on Aug 29, 2012

Sweden is one of the most connected countries in the world when it comes to technology and Internet usage. The Swedish government does not block websites, so Swedish citizens are allowed access to all available information on the Internet, especially due to their typically very satisfactory English skills. But what does Sweden actually do on…

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Phrases to use when meeting a Swede abroad Posted by on Aug 28, 2012

Have you ever had that feeling that you want to try to speak with somebody that you are almost sure is a Swede? For example; you are out shopping and you hear what you are certain to be Swedish, since you spend so much of your free time learning Swedish it would be cool to…

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Visiting Sweden Posted by on Aug 25, 2012

Sweden is becoming a popular tourist destination and in the last few years has continued to bring in more and more money from tourism. In fact, according to VisitSweden.com (a great website by the way for all kinds of information on planning a trip to Sweden), Sweden now ranks 21st in the world in tourism…

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How to ask for directions in Swedish Posted by on Aug 24, 2012

More likely than not you will at some point have to ask for directions or be asked for them. At times like that who wouldn’t want a couple of good phrases up their sleeve? There are some basic phrases which will most likely help you in understanding what the other person is saying. In this…

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Describing and asking where an object is in Swedish Posted by on Aug 21, 2012

I can’t say how many times I’ve thought “had it been a snake it would have bitten me”, in other words, the object I was looking for was much closer than I thought. I thought I would share how to ask, in Swedish, where things are and of course equip you so you can answer…

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IKEA Hotels Posted by on Aug 20, 2012

I quite like reading about IKEA. I even like writing about the company sometimes as well, everything from cultural differences to the food to its role abroad. Maybe it’s because IKEA, considered by some to be the epitome of Swedishness, is no longer headquartered in Sweden. In fact, the headquarters are in the Netherlands and…

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