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Kräftskiva – Crayfish party Posted by on Sep 14, 2018

Now it is the season for crayfish parties all around the country. From the middle of August to the middle of September. It is also the time for picking mushrooms. Compared to last year when it was an amazing mushroom year this year hasn’t been so generous with us. It is probably because of the…

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My own American cocktail Posted by on Aug 20, 2018

This is going to be my last post about my American trip. I promise you some crayfish and mushroom picking as soon as I come home from my holidays. On my US trip I ended up in one of the oldest bars in Minneapolis. Little T’s aka Little Tijuana. The place serves Mexican food but…

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When I fled the extreme summer in Sweden Posted by on Aug 15, 2018

We shouldn’t complain, should we? This has been the most amazing summer in Sweden as far as I can remember. We could bath so much and be outside all the time since the beginning of May. Winter? Bring it on! I feel loaded with vitamine-D But it’s also been super dry and Sweden has just…

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The Swedish formal “you” – does it exist? Posted by on May 21, 2018

French has “vous”, German has “Sie”, and Spanish has “Usted”. Does Swedish have a formal “you”? Many Western foreigners in Sweden will tell you that for them, the Swedish language seems rather blunt. Unlike their Western European counterparts, Swedes today, for the most part, don’t use any formal word for “you”. Whereas the Germans have…

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How to express “unless” in Swedish Posted by on Apr 18, 2018

There is an infinite number of grammatical concepts in any language. Swedish is no exception. Although Swedish, in general, has a relatively simple grammatical structure compared to many other European languages (sorry English readers – it’s the truth!), there are still grammatical concepts that are relatively complicated – or so simple that they seem complicated…

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