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Archive for December, 2013

Swedish Pronunciation – Hard and Soft Vowels Posted by on Dec 31, 2013

Trying to discuss pronunciation in writing is not always easy. In fact, I think it is downright difficult. But we’re going to try anyway, because pronunciation is obviously an important aspect of fluency. One easy way to improve your pronunciation is to understand how consonants respond to the vowels that follow. This post is going…

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The Weather Outside is Frightful. And Swedish. Posted by on Dec 26, 2013

One of the many stereotypes about Swedes is that they aren’t always the most talkative. But one subject they’re more than willing to talk about is the weather In fact, Katja did a great job of putting together a couple of posts about starting conversations in Sweden, one is titled How to small talk in…

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Make Your Own Glögg Posted by on Dec 25, 2013

With Christmas Eve behind us and Christmas coming to an end, it’s time to relax. And what better way to relax than with some glögg? Glögg is a Swedish mulled wine that people traditionally drink in December. It goes great with delicious baked goods. Luckily, Katja posted a couple of recipes for some of those…

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Irritation in the common laundry room Posted by on Dec 22, 2013

I have no idea if it is only in Sweden that people who live in apartment building share a laundry room with the other or not. A couple of days ago I read an article in the newspaper about how the laundry room is a big source of conflict amongst Swedes. I thought it was…

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