An all time favorite conversation starter :) Posted by Katja on Dec 11, 2011 in Living in Sweden
Generally speaking, a good conversation starter is the weather. And so it can be good to have some good phrases up you sleeve.
“Visst är det fint väder idag?”
Isn’t it nice weather today?
“Fint” is the adjective, but can be substituted for a number of other words as well, depending on what you want to say.
“Vi har verkligen haft tur med vädret på senaste tiden”
“We’ve really been lucky with the weather lately”
“Tur” (lucky) is also a word that can easily be substituted for a couple others like otur, (unlucky).
Right around this time of year (christmas time) you can always talk about snow. This year was the first since SMHI started recording weather data that the 9th of November was without snow. (Sveriges meteorologiska och hydrologiska institut) The Swedish meteorological and hydrologic institute is in other words the organization that amongst other things provides the weather reports for all of Sweden.
Some parts of Sweden have in the past couple of days had some snow, but many people are still worried that it is going to be a Christmas without snow, whilst others can’t be happy enough. Therefor, it is quite the conversation started if you mention the lack of snow this year.
Who knows, if you try some of the weather phrases on somebody you’d like to have talked a little more to, you might make some new acquaintances 🙂
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