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The one Swedish word you need to know Posted by on May 28, 2010

This is my last post. Thanks for watching and good luck with your Swedish!

Butchering Swedish 101 Posted by on May 25, 2010

A Swedish lesson from a 3-year old Posted by on May 24, 2010

What were your first impressions of Sweden? Posted by on May 14, 2010

My mom and her boyfriend flew in from the US yesterday to visit the newest addition to the hoard of grandchildren (barnbarn). As always when you get people visiting from abroad, you become more aware of all the ultra Swedish things that used to catch your attention when you first got here. Clean minimalist design…

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Moving to Sweden – housing words defined Posted by on May 7, 2010

Moving to Sweden can be easy and it can be hard. One thing which is really different is the housing market. There are all sorts of strange and hard to understand names for things that there most likely is no equivalent for in your own language or country. Here’s a list to help you along…

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Valborgsmässoafton tonight, May Day tomorrow Posted by on Apr 30, 2010

So, let’s all light big fires and get drunk. I love Sweden. This is one of those Swedish holidays which is kind of funny. It derives from a number of different pagan spring customs (traditioner). It’s also celebrated in other countries like Germany and Estonia for example. Students will party hard, with their white student…

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Madeleine and Jonas split – Do you support Sweden’s royal family? Posted by on Apr 27, 2010

The Swedish Royal Court recently announced that Princess Madeleine had broken up with her fiancé, Jonas Bergström, after weeks of media reports about a brief affair between the groom-to-be and a Norwegian handball star during a ski trip. Yes, handball. (We’ll explain that in another post:-)) It has been quite a few exciting years for…

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