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10 Reasons to Love Pippi!  Posted by on May 20, 2020

Pippi Långstrump

“Tjolahopp tjolahej tjolahoppsansa!” Här kommer Pippi Långstrump! Astrid Lindgren’s beloved character Pippi Longstocking turns 75 this year. First published in 1945, Pippi Långstrump was an instant hit in Sweden and since then, the work has been translated into 92 languages. This exceptional figure has inspired children, AND adults alike, all over the world. I adore…

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Den blomstertid nu kommer… Posted by on May 19, 2011

As Swede living away from Sweden, I’m doing quite alright most part of the year. Whatever I crave for food-wise I can get at IKEA or various Swedish online shops, I go back home regularly to see my friends and family and since I work as a freelance journalist for Swedish magazines, most of my…

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The new faces of the Swedish Krona Posted by on Apr 14, 2011

Yesterday, Katja wrote about iconic Swedes… Let’s stay with that topic for a bit! The Swedish Krona is getting a whole new redesign and a new note is being introduced, the 200 SEK note. And not only that, we will have new faces on all our notes as well. The criteria for the selection of…

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Give us your most inspiring Swede! Posted by on Apr 12, 2011

When you think of Swedish figures, famous people or characters from books, who is most important to you? Of course there are a lot of internationally known characters like the author Astrid Lindgren, and in her stories Pippi Långstrump (Longstocking) but then again does that mean anything to you? Has any person in Swedish history…

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Cream cake for breakfast – Only on your birthday! Posted by on Mar 4, 2010

There are lots of ways to celebrate (fira) birthdays (födelsedagar), but the traditional way that is often used in older films like Astrid Lindgren’s books about Pippi Longstocking and her friends Tommy and Annika, Vi på saltkråkan and many more of her brilliant stories. Swedish birthday song: Ja må hon leva Strawberry-cream-cake (jordgubbstårta) is the…

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Reading Books in Swedish? – How to Begin Posted by on Apr 26, 2009

A while back somebody asked about which books would be a good choice for a first-time reader, in Swedish naturally. I know that some people recommend the classics: Astrid Lindgren, or Selma Lagerlöf or more recent works by Henning Mankell or Liza Marklund or Stieg Larsson. But I am going to be a little bit…

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