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Archive for October, 2015

Swedish Halloween Word Search Posted by on Oct 30, 2015

It’s Halloween! Well, it’s almost Halloween. And if you’ve been following this blog for a while now, you’ll know that Halloween isn’t really a traditional holiday in Sweden. Of course, that doesn’t stop some people from celebrating. And it definitely doesn’t mean that Sweden isn’t full of spooky creatures. Just check out Steve’s Spooky Swedish…

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Like and love in Swedish ♥ Posted by on Oct 27, 2015

All of us like things, and all of us love things! Some of us even like and love people, too. Human nature is amazing. Frequently, we want to be able to talk about things and people we like and love. That’s why it’s important for you learners of Swedish to know how to say it…

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Swedish Autumn quiz! Answers and details Posted by on Oct 21, 2015

Hejhej! We got some great results on the Swedish Autumn quiz from last week! Now it’s time for me to post the correct answers. Even if you haven’t done the quiz (which it’s never too late to do! Just click the link right there^), you can learn some extra Swedish with the answers here…

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Bye Bye Bye. In Swedish. Posted by on Oct 16, 2015

NSYNC made “Bye Bye Bye” popular back in 2000 with a little help from some Swedish writers and producers. But Justin Timberlake has yet to master the Swedish language, so “Bye Bye Bye” stayed English. But what if you wanted to say bye, bye, bye, in Swedish? Or at least goodbye? There are plenty of…

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Swedish Autumn quiz! Posted by on Oct 14, 2015

Autumn (or Fall, as one might call it in the States) is one of the most quickly changing times of year. Temperatures are dropping, trees are changing color and nights are growing longer (especially in Sweden!). As you sip your tea and eat cinnamon rolls at your favorite Stockholm street-side café, can you talk…

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Spooky Swedish Halloween vocabulary Posted by on Oct 9, 2015

It’s finally Halloween season, and in many parts of the world, including Sweden, temperatures are sinking and the trees are all changing color. Children are playing in the newly fallen leaves and teenagers are planning their Halloween parties. Adults are working in their yards or enjoying a nice cup of tea or coffee. Halloween isn’t…

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Super Swedish grammar: The beef rule Posted by on Oct 7, 2015

Yes, Swedish has a rule known as the BIFF rule. This is spelt and pronounced in speech the same way as the word biff, which means “beef”, so I like to call it the “beef rule” in English. Fortunately enough, the language doesn’t regulate beef, however — the BIFF rule, in Swedish biff-regeln, has to…

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