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Being polite in Swedish, please Posted by on Oct 11, 2017

Being polite in your target language is often a huge challenge for learners. Swedish is definitely no exception! But is it the language itself or is it the culture that decides how we express politeness? The truth is that language is strongly colored by culture, but culture can even be seen as a product of…

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Swedish Mushroom Picking part I Posted by on Oct 6, 2017

This has been the greatest mushroom year for many years. The circumstances were extremely good this year to pick mushroom. The mushroom season begins in the middle of August every year and lasts approximately one or one and a half month if the weather is both rainy and warm before the frost arrives. One of…

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Language exams in Swedish Posted by on Sep 22, 2017

TISUS (For higher education no Swedish personal number is needed) Tisus is recognised by all the universities in Sweden as a statement of eligibility regarding Swedish language proficiency. It is an examination at the advanced level just like the English proficiency test. The exam consists of three parts: Reading 75 minutes, Writing 150 minutes and…

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The Viking museum of Reykjavik Posted by on Sep 11, 2017

I posted not so long ago about the Viking museum of York aka Jorvik. I happened to travel not that long time ago to Iceland where I wanted to seize the opportunity to visit the viking museum even there. The museum is very tiny and it is situated in quite new area of downtown Reykjavik…

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Popular Swedish Podcasts Posted by on Aug 21, 2017

Radio podcasts and programs are a great way learning and practicing Swedish. So I have tried to found the most popular, interesting and funny pods and programs for you that most Swedes listen to. For you who wouldn’t know what a podcast is wikipedia says: A podcast is an episodic series of digital audio files which a user can download and listen to.…

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