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15 Swedish Color Words Posted by on Aug 31, 2015

I grew up in Colorado, where every fall the aspen change colors and the mountains explode in red and orange and yellow. It’s an impressive sight that doesn’t last long before the cold comes, the leaves fall, and everyone and everything waits for the snow. But when the air gets a little crisper, I’m always…

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Swedish verbs: “vill” does not mean “will” Posted by on Aug 27, 2015

There’s a lot that Swedish and English have in common. There is plenty of similar vocabulary – dag means “day”, skyskrapa means “skyscraper” – and plenty of similar expressions as well. One word that is a false cognate – a faux ami – is the Swedish verb vilja. Its present form is vill, and it…

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Super Scary Prepositions: Vid Posted by on Aug 25, 2015

This is the third post in a very infrequent series about prepositions. We’ve covered the preposition till and the preposition under in the past, and now it’s time for vid. Prepositions are incredibly difficult to get right when learning a new language. Unfortunately, they’re also very important to greater levels of understanding. But don’t worry!…

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Back to School (to Learn Swedish) Posted by on Aug 17, 2015

A while back we wrote a post about back-to-school vocabulary titled School in Sweden Vocabulary List. It’s maybe not the most exciting title ever, but it describes what you’re getting. With school starting up again in the next few weeks, we thought it might be time to write another post about language learning in Swedish.…

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