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Archive for September, 2015

Emergency Vocabulary in Swedish Posted by on Sep 30, 2015

Sweden is an incredibly safe country. Serious crimes are rare, but that being said, crimes do occur. In 2014, according to The Swedish National Council for Crime Prevention (Brottsförebyggande rådet—Brå), there were 20,300 reported sex-related crimes, of which 6,700 were rape. Eighty-seven people died as a result of murder or manslaughter and 6,269 hate crimes…

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Exciting Swedish dialects: Grammatical differences Posted by on Sep 29, 2015

Normally, learners of a second language like Swedish want to learn the standard version, which for Swedish as known as rikssvenska or standardsvenska. Yet, Sweden, being the long, vast country it is, has numerous dialects spoken in all the different parts of the country — some big, some small. So even if your goal is…

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Three Common Swedish Mistakes Posted by on Sep 25, 2015

Learning a language can be difficult and early on (and even later on) there are some common mistakes that you’ll make again and again. That’s ok. But some of them can be easily remedied. Let’s take a look at three common Swedish mistakes. Svart vs. svårt One pesky letter. That’s all it takes sometimes to…

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Exciting Swedish dialects: Vocabulary Posted by on Sep 18, 2015

Normally, learners of a second language like Swedish want to learn the standard version, which for Swedish as known as rikssvenska or standardsvenska. Yet, Sweden, being the long, vast country it is, has numerous dialects spoken in all the different parts of the country — some big, some small. So even if your goal is…

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Exciting Swedish dialects: Pronunciation Posted by on Sep 8, 2015

Normally, learners of a second language like Swedish want to learn the standard version, which for Swedish as known as rikssvenska or standardsvenska. Yet, Sweden, being the long, vast country it is, has numerous dialects spoken in all the different parts of the country — some big, some small. So even if your goal is to…

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