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Archive for May, 2013

Svenska flaggans dag – the Swedish flag’s day (national day) Posted by on May 30, 2013

In one sense we should be grateful it rained on the 5th of June 1893, since that was one of the reasons the 6th of June became the Swedish national day. Arthur Hazelius – one of Sweden’s most successful advertisers was hosting a big spring party in his newly built museum at Skansen on the…

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“Swedish Smörgasboard” Posted by on May 27, 2013

I come from a country that’s hard to find Somewhere near the icy pole But though we are freezing please bear in mind Sweden’s gonna warm your soul Our people are cold but our elks are hot A horny horde in every fjord Our moose may be loose but they hit the spot On our…

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Present Participle Posted by on May 24, 2013

This post is for move advanced learners in Swedish. Although, if you have a similar structure in your language it can be familiar for you. Present Participle or in Swedish Presens Particip is used in very many ways. It ends with –ande or –ende It can be a noun in a sentence: En ordförande= a…

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Three Ways Wikipedia Can Help You Learn Swedish Posted by on May 21, 2013

You know all of those teachers who warn you about using Wikipedia academically? Well… they have a point. Kind of. At least if you start citing Wikipedia in your university papers. Don’t. But if you’re looking to improve your language skills? Do. There are plenty of ways to use Wikipedia to improve your Swedish language…

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August Strindberg Posted by on May 18, 2013

Who was this Swede? You probably feel like you have heard his name before, was he an author or perhaps a director? Well, depending on whom you ask in Sweden the reactions you will get will be quite different. Ask a young person and they will most likely know as much as you, but ask…

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14 Swedish Abbreviations You Need to Know Posted by on May 7, 2013

Learning vocabulary can be a challenge sometimes. But then there are those little moments when you hear the word, or maybe you just read it, and you get it. The smile creeps over your face, maybe you throw your arms up in the air like Rocky running up the stairs of the Philadelphia Art Museum…

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