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12 Variations of Thanks in Swedish Posted by on Nov 25, 2020

I know that discussing 12 different usages of “tack” for Thanksgiving week is not a very original idea. But when I started compiling this list, I was quite impressed by the variety. Below, I’ll review a tiny bit of Thanksgiving history, and then get into our list of thanks! Thanksgiving is the American Holiday meant…

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Greetings, Swede-lings: Five Posts on Swedish Greetings Posted by on Aug 24, 2016

We’re reaching back into the vault here on the Transparent Swedish blog to bring you five different posts on greeting someone in Swedish. Below you’ll find the basics, like saying “hello” and “hej” to people you see. You’ll learn some phrases to help you meet new people in Sweden. You’ll even learn how to address…

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Bye Bye Bye. In Swedish. Posted by on Oct 16, 2015

NSYNC made “Bye Bye Bye” popular back in 2000 with a little help from some Swedish writers and producers. But Justin Timberlake has yet to master the Swedish language, so “Bye Bye Bye” stayed English. But what if you wanted to say bye, bye, bye, in Swedish? Or at least goodbye? There are plenty of…

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Meeting Someone New – in Swedish Posted by on Jul 31, 2013

Last week we learned about animals. It’s fun, it helps the vocabulary, but the word for hippo might not be all that useful (it’s flodhäst, in case you’re wondering). But one thing that will be useful is how to start a conversation with someone you just met. That’s one of the beauties of traveling. New…

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Saying “hello” in Swedish Posted by on Aug 4, 2012

There are tons of ways of saying “hi” in Swedish. Some are for more formal situations but in general most of them are used just for friends or acquaintances. This blog post will gather as many ways of saying hello to somebody as possible into one place for you and try to give you an…

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Helpful Swedish Phrases Posted by on Jan 18, 2012

We try to give you a basic understanding of Swedish here at Transparent Language. We mix vocab in with grammar in with culture in with news. It’s always a challenge trying to make sure that these posts have a little bit for everyone. And we realize that that is nearly impossible. Some of you have…

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Hej Kära Peter! Posted by on Oct 19, 2008

Peter’s comment on the post below made me think. I don’t write that many letters in Swedish. In fact, I don’t write that many letters in whatever language – I’m probably the world’s worst correspondent, as my friends no doubt can tell you. So, in order to properly answer Peter’s question I had to dig…

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