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Swedish Preposition Breakdown –  “i” and “på” Posted by on Feb 11, 2020

“Should I say i or på?!” is a question that most folks learning Swedish have asked at one time or another. While many elements of Swedish grammar are pretty straightforward, prepositions can be tricky. In this post, I’ll cover some hard and fast rules for these prepositions and provide plenty of examples for you to…

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Music Blog Highlights Sámi Music Posted by on Feb 5, 2020

If you read my last post, you know that it’s a very special week in Sápmi, Northern Sweden. A small town with a big reputation, Jokkmokk, is hosting its 415th Winter Market, celebrating life above the Arctic Circle and putting a spotlight on Sámi culture. So it only makes sense that this month’s music post…

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Jokkmokk’s Winter Market in its 415th Year Posted by on Jan 28, 2020

Sitting just above the arctic circle in Northern Sweden, Jokkmokk is much more than just a quaint little town. It has a huge significance for the living history of the Sámi people, and each year, hosts a Winter Market that draws around 40,000 people. In this blog post, we’ll learn a bit about the history…

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Are Sweden and Denmark Breaking-Up Over Postage? Posted by on Jan 22, 2020

It doesn’t look good for the Swedish-Danish post giant PostNord. While package deliveries are at all all-time high, PostNord is losing money, pushing it to the verge of bankruptcy. Digitalization has shifted trends in postage, creating less than desirable conditions for both consumers and workers in the postal industry. Let’s unpack why this story is…

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I Feel Sick – Words and Phrases Posted by on Jan 14, 2020

Hur mår du? How are you feeling? Unfortunately, it’s quite common this time of year for folks to catch a cold. Whether you have the little “bug” going around the office, or the flu, it is no fun to be sick! In this post I’ll cover some vocab that is helpful to know when you’re…

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Listening Activity with Petter’s “Början på allt” Posted by on Jan 7, 2020

Början pa allt, “The Start of it All” is the title track of the 2013 album by Swedish hip-hop artist Petter. It also happens to be a really great New Year’s song. So, for today’s blog, I’ll dissect this song a little bit and have you do some listening. If hip-hop is not your favorite…

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Be Better This New Year with Resolutions in Swedish Posted by on Dec 31, 2019

As we say hej då to 2019, some folks will ring in the New Year by making lofty goals and striving to be a better person. Ett nyårslöfte is Swedish for a New Year’s Resolution. Swedes and Americans alike share in this tradition of making goals and promises for the upcoming year. In this blog…

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