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Archive for November, 2019

Get to know Swedish Julkalender Posted by on Nov 26, 2019

Julkalender is an annual television event of epic proportions. Swedish Television, SVT, goes all-out to produce an original Christmas-themed series that Swedes both young and old look forward to. The show premiers on December 1st and concludes on Christmas Eve. Keeping up with julkalender is like having one of those advent calendars where you…

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What do you usually, often, never do in Swedish? Posted by on Nov 19, 2019

Last week’s blog post was all about how helping verbs describe what we “can, need, must, may” do. In this post, we’ll discuss the Swedish word brukar, or “usually”, which also functions as a helping verb. This verb comes in handy when talking about your daily routine, what you usually do in your free…

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Step up your Swedish with helping verbs Posted by on Nov 12, 2019

Gamla Stan / Simon Paulin

Mastering Swedish hjälpverb, or helping verbs, is a stellar skill.  Once my Swedish students have good command over basic sentence structure and present tense verbs, it’s go-time for this concept in class! Helping verbs are sprinkled everywhere into everyday Swedish, and are important in building conversation skills.  Swedish helping verb construction A helping verb…

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An Introduction to Swedish Musik Posted by on Nov 5, 2019

Music is a huge passion of mine, so I’ve decided to dedicate the first post of each month to it. Music allows listeners to explore a variety of narratives within a culture and is a fantastic tool for language acquisition. Whether it’s boosting general listening comprehension or learning the rhythm of spoken language, music…

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