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Archive for June, 2014

Dogs and houses: Swedish gender and articles Posted by on Jun 30, 2014

Hej! In today’s episode of Swedish with Steve, I discuss the two Swedish genders (common and neuter) and their respective articles, both indefinite and indefinite. In Swedish, there are two genders, or genus: common and neuter. The Swedes call these two genders utrum and neutrum, respectively. Many second-language students of Swedish, however, prefer to call them “-n-gender” and…

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One of the most important Swedish verbs: vara, “to be” Posted by on Jun 20, 2014

Hey guys! There are important verbs in every language. One of them is almost always some sort of copula verb, as in the case of Swedish. Vara is a verb you simply cannot go without! In this video I explain how to express “to be” in Swedish. The verb vara, “to be”, has many uses. For example,…

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15 Swedish Nouns for the World Cup Posted by on Jun 13, 2014

The World Cup started yesterday in Brazil. There have been protests in the year leading up to the start of the tournament and there are sure to be more. While there is plenty to be said about all that has gone on politically, this post is going to focus instead on the soccer being played.…

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