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Vårprat (Spring talk in Swedish) Posted by on Mar 21, 2013

Just around about this time of year, at least in the south of Sweden, talk of spring is one of the most popular conversation topics. This blogpost will equip you with good phrases for “vårprat” (spring talk). Here comes a standard phrase which you can exchange the adjective for any number of synonyms. “Visst är…

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A Swedish Hymn – Tryggare kan ingen vara Posted by on Mar 19, 2013

I wrote a while back about a Swedish nursery rhyme called Rida Rida Ranka that I have encountered while doing field work in Swedish America. It’s a great little nursery rhyme and one that I actually remember my dad reciting to me when I was younger. It’s not just nursery rhymes though that I keep…

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Melodifestivalen – 2013 Posted by on Mar 5, 2013

It’s time. The final Melodifestivalen is happening this Saturday. Of course, we’ve got a few fans here on the blog who have written about Melodifestivalen before (including me with Melodifestivalen and the other Swedish Schlager), but for those of you who are new to the glory that is Swedish schlager, here’s a quick rundown. Schlager…

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