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Archive for February, 2015

Super Scary Prepositions: Under Posted by on Feb 16, 2015

This is the second post in the “Super Scary Prepositions” series. The first, written around Halloween inspired the name. Since prepositions are scary at any time of the year, I’m going to stick with the title and just call it a series. Anyway, if you missed the first one, it was about the preposition till…

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What Does That Mean? Swedish Town Names Posted by on Feb 10, 2015

Since you’ve all been browsing IKEA’s website to improve your Swedish, you may have noticed that a lot of Swedish cities, towns, and villages have similar endings. Those endings actually mean something though. Let’s take a look at ten different endings that you may find while shopping IKEA or driving through the Swedish countryside: Borg…

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Swedish grammar: Is it “han” or “honom”? The answer might not be what you think! Posted by on Feb 6, 2015

If you’ve lived in Sweden for any extended period of time, you may have noticed that there are plenty of dialects and plenty of personal, individual variants (so-called “ideolects”) of Swedish. One particular variation you might happen to notice is the use of han rather than honom as the third-person male object pronoun of a…

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