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Swedish Inventions / Svenska uppfinningar! Posted by on Apr 28, 2020

1. Pacemaker 2. Spotify 3. Oatly 4. Karma App

Sweden is an incredibly innovative country for its size and Swedes have been making history with inventions big and small for centuries. With Carl von Linné creating the taxonomy system in the 1700’s and the Spotify folks are reaching millions of music streamers across the globe today, innovation is a part of the Swedish narrative…

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Stream Smarter, Practice Swedish! Posted by on Apr 21, 2020


People are consuming more media online now than ever more. Statistics show us that streaming of media content online is up almost 50% in some countries due to Coronavirus. With that in mind, I thought that I would highlight a couple of Swedish websites with movies and tv shows that are available right now via…

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Around the House with Swedish Nouns! Posted by on Apr 14, 2020

People all around the world have been spending a lot more time in their homes. For better or for worse, I thought that we take advantage of this time to review some nouns associated with the home. We’ll cover some basics, as well as touch on a few låneord, borrowed words, from other languages. For…

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Learn Edith Södergran with Molly Sandén Posted by on Apr 8, 2020

The first post of each month means it’s time for a music moment! Today I’ll share a song inspired by a poem written by finlandsvensk poet Edith Södergran. She wrote “Vierge moderne” as an anthem to celebrate the coming a modern, independent woman… well as modern as 1916 could get.  We’ll read the poem and…

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Is Sweden’s Lax Approach to Coronavirus the Right Call? Posted by on Apr 1, 2020

Jonathan Nackstrand - CNBC Stockholm Diners

Sweden is making headlines for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, and it’s not because of their swift action in restricting social behavior and ordering mass closures, rather, it’s the opposite. Sweden’s relaxed approach to this public health crisis is garnering attention and critique on a global scale. What’s the latest in Sweden? According to…

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