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Archive for October, 2012

Tricky Swedish idioms Posted by on Oct 5, 2012

Idioms are probably one of the most difficult areas in learning a language, partly because most of these idiomatic expressions are not written down making them hard to find. But generally most people just expect speakers of the language to know them, and these are of course a huge reflection of a society and…

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IKEA i “blåsväder” Posted by on Oct 4, 2012

Do you know what “blåsväder” is in English? It literally means “wind storm” maybe storm of criticism would be a great way to put it. But it basically means scandal. This is exactly what happened when the Swedish company IKEA´s Saudi version of the autumn catalogue for 2012 had come out a few days ago. The reactions…

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TOP KÄNDISTIDNINGAR Posted by on Oct 3, 2012

Okej, here goes. After asking almost everybody I could think of I have made a top list of Swedish “kändistidningar” (celebrity magazines). Women: Se & Hör Hänt Bild Hänt Extra Elle Femina Chic Nu Solo Hello   Young:  Julia J-14 Just for teens Men: Café Royal family:  Svensk DAM tidning All: Expressen Aftonbladet   Since…

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Autumn Vocab List – Swedish Posted by on Oct 2, 2012

Fall is here. Officially it’s been here for a while, but as the leaves fall from the trees, the days get shorter, and the temperatures get just a bit cooler, it’s time to take a look at some of the common words used to describe the fall. So, without further ado, here is list with…

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