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Archive for December, 2012

Minority Languages in Sweden Posted by on Dec 29, 2012

This blog, obviously, focuses on Swedish, the official language of Sweden. But there are several official minority languages in Sweden as well – these include Finnish, Sámi, Meänkieli, Romani, and Yiddish. Back in 2000, the country also ratified the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages. This charter offers a lot of protection for regional…

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Nobel prizes Posted by on Dec 28, 2012

Halloj alla läsare! This post is about the Nobel prizes and how some of them have had a great effected on your daily life. The ceremony for all the Nobel prizes, except the peace prize, is held in Stockholm, in the Stockholm concert house. The fact that the ceremony which is board casted across the…

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Gävlebocken – The Gävle Christmas Goat Posted by on Dec 24, 2012

On December 12th, 2012, around midnight, Gävlebocken burned to the ground. The fire started in the left back leg of the goat and can be seen in the YouTube clip below:   But this isn’t a news report. You can find plenty of those online about the burning of the goat. This is about the…

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Jul igen – Christmas again Posted by on Dec 22, 2012

Try to avoid what the sarcastic Just D is singing about. There is another side of Christmas too. Not just the fairy-tail happy part but Christmas stress and regret around bad Christmas memories. I really hope that Christmas will turn out in a good way for all of you and you guys out there who…

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10 things to think about when writing a Swedish CV Posted by on Dec 20, 2012

For you guys who are currently och will look for jobs on the Swedish job market. I hereby give you a review of what you have to think about when looking for a job. They also seems to know that it´s called ett CV and not en CV.

The help verb “bruka” Posted by on Dec 4, 2012

Hej allihopa! I am happy to publish the first post of December 2012 on the Transparent Swedish Blog. Hopefully you will find it useful in your study of the Swedish language! Today felt like a good day to tell you all about the help verb bruka and its very handy usages. For those of you…

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