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Archive for March, 2021

Waffle Day featuring Nordic Food Geek Patrice Johnson Posted by on Mar 26, 2021

Crispy and crunchy on the outside, soft in the middle, the waffle is a triumph. It’s no wonder that Scandinavians pay homage to this breakfast-meets-lunch delicacy with its own holiday, Våffeldagen! For today’s blog, we’ll learn the linguistically mixed-up origins of Våffeldagen OCH grab some waffle-inspo from the Nordic Food Geek herself, Patrice Johnson. She…

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Phrasal Verbs with ställa, säga, sätta Posted by on Mar 19, 2021

Mastering Swedish phrasal verbs is a crucial step in advancing beyond the basics. These verbs adapt their meaning with the addition of a participle, preposition, or adverb. It’s the difference between “to put” and “to cancel” or “to say” and “to quit,” the point being that the second verb in each of those sets varies…

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6 Swedish Women to Follow on Instagram Posted by on Mar 12, 2021

Internationella kvinnodagen (International Women’s Day) happened on Monday, March 8, but let’s keep women in the spotlight a bit longer, shall we? This week, I’ll highlight 6 inspiring Swedish women with Instagram accounts you’ll want to follow. Last week in the musikblogg , I emphasized the importance of diversifying your target language content – so, here’s…

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Musikblogg: Pop Star Darin Wins “Årets HBTQ” Posted by on Mar 5, 2021

What do pop star Darin and the Crown Princess Victoria have in common? Is it their love of a good fika at the gay-friendly café Chokladkoppen, just a stone’s throw from the Royal Castle? Perhaps. But this year it’s something bigger; they each share the spotlight in receiving awards from the Swedish LBGT magazine QX. In…

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