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Archive for January, 2013

What is the biggest Swedish item of export? Swedish gender equality or maybe IKEA? Posted by on Jan 24, 2013

Recently there was a one episode documentary broadcasted on Swedish television about stereotypes about Swedes and Sweden. People from different countries around Europe were interviewed about their impressions/stereotypes of Sweden. The first country they visited was Denmark. In one of the previous posts this month, about Öresund, you might recall the mentioning of Swedes being…

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25 Most Frequent Academic Words in Swedish Posted by on Jan 22, 2013

Academic writing can be difficult to get through, no matter what language you’re working in. It can be even more of a challenge if you’re trying to get through an academic text in your second (or third, or fourth, or whatever…) language – like Swedish. Just like all aspects of language though, there are certain…

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15 (+1) Swedish Language Newspaper Sites Online Posted by on Jan 15, 2013

One important aspect of learning a language is reading. Of course, if you’re in the US, it can sometimes be tough to get your hands on Swedish language sources. Luckily, there’s the internet. That you can find Swedish language stuff online, no matter where in the world you are, isn’t new. This post isn’t about…

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Öresund – where two countries meet Posted by on Jan 10, 2013

Hi there all readers. How are your nyårslöften coming along? Kämpa på! (For the translation of these phrases and words see Jan 3rd’s post). Just one bridge away from one of the most southern tips of Sweden is Denmark. The bridge connecting Sweden and Denmark is called Öresundsbron and is 7.85 Km long. The project…

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New Year’s Resolutions – in Swedish! Posted by on Jan 3, 2013

Hey there readers, We’ve already had our New Year’s celebrations this year, with fyrverkerier (fireworks), champagne (pronounced sjamm-PANJ), and tons of festande (partying)! Now it’s time to set our goals for this new year of 2013. A lot of people think it’s a stupid concept, but believe it or not, setting such a goal, if…

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