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Archive for January, 2014

The Laid-Back Swedish Sentence – S-Passive! Posted by on Jan 30, 2014

We’ve written a bit about passive verbs here in the past (Where does the -s-passive come from?, Making active verbs passive in Swedish, Passive in Swedish), but it’s been a while, so I thought I would revisit the subject by focusing exclusively on the s-passive. First, the passive gets used quite a bit in newspaper…

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That’s just the worst. In Swedish. Posted by on Jan 27, 2014

Are you struggling to complain about things in Swedish? Not sure how to say something is worse than something else? Or the worst even? It may be because there are actually two words for the English word, “worse.” Värre and sämre both, technically, mean “worse.” But there are some nuances that will help you learn exactly…

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Why do we speak differently? Different Swedish dialects Posted by on Jan 5, 2014

There are some areas of Sweden where the Swedish language hasn’t really been affected very much by the standard language and which still can be traced back to what is often referred to as Old Norse. In Swedish these dialects are usually called sockenmål or bygdemål. This is a documentary made quite a few years…

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No snow in Sweden Posted by on Jan 4, 2014

It is the first week of January, and still no snow. Of course some areas in the most northern parts of Sweden have had some, on and off, but mostly no more than a sprinkling that has disappeared within 24 hours. Umeå is Norrland’s biggest city, Sweden’s 12th biggest and the capital of culture this…

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10 best Swedish snow toys Posted by on Jan 3, 2014

This post will make you an expert in the vocabulary of the best and most common Swedish winter toys. As you’ll be able to see from the following pictures ALL ages love these. Both adults, teenagers and youngsters go out every winter and play with these. Whole families go out together and spend hours out…

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Zlatan about Swedish women’s football Posted by on Jan 2, 2014

Not too long ago, on Christmas day as a matter of fact, Zlatan was interviewed by one of Sweden’s biggest tabloid newspapers. In this interview he chose to mention the recent Players of the year Awards in November. In the interview he expressed himself in such a way that a lot of people reacted and…

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Gott nytt år till er alla! Nyårslöften? Posted by on Jan 1, 2014

Today is the 1st of January. 2013 is over and 2014 is a book with 365 blanc pages for you to fill with important things to you. Like maybe learning more about Sweden, or gathering the courage to try some Swedish phrases out? What are your nyårslöften or mål för 2014? nyårslöfte – new years…

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