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15 Scary Swedish Adjectives Posted by on Oct 31, 2013

Happy Halloween! As we learned in 15 Scary Swedish Creatures, Swedes don’t really celebrate Halloween. They’ve got Alla helgons dag instead. Of course, scary creatures can come out at any time of the year and that means you need some scary adjectives to describe them. Steve has covered some of the grammatical details of adjectives…

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15 Scary Swedish Creatures Posted by on Oct 24, 2013

Halloween isn’t really a Swedish holiday. In fact, it hasn’t been until the last few years that Halloween has really made any sort of appearance in Swedish culture. Of course, just because there aren’t a bunch of witches and wizards running around looking for treats on October 31, doesn’t mean there aren’t witches and wizards…

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To ‘speak’ in Swedish: tala, prata, snacka. Which one do I use?! Posted by on Oct 14, 2013

I live in a very culturally diverse part of Uppsala where there are many non-Swedes. As a result, many of my friends and acquaintances in the area are in the process of learning Swedish either just for fun or in order to really dig into the Swedish culture – after all, you can’t really get…

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