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Transforming Words with Swedish Suffix -het Posted by on Sep 24, 2020

Ärlighet, öppenhet, verklighet… Honesty, openness, reality. These dynamic words are made possible by the Swedish suffix -het. Its English equivalents are -ty, -ity, and -ness, making it a noun-forming suffix. The three-letter addition of -het transforms simple adjectives into big-concept nouns. Words ending in -het are excellent additions to your intermediate and advanced vocabulary…

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Exploring the Swedish Suffix -is Posted by on Sep 18, 2020

This week we’re going to take a look at the Swedish suffix -is. Originally, derived from Latin, Swedes use this ending to shorten nouns, transform verbs, and throw down some slang. This -is ending is everywhere, so let’s dig in! Originally, Swedish adopted the -is ending from Latin. The Swedish word for “free” is gratis…

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Find the Fel – Proofreading Test in Swedish Posted by on Aug 28, 2020

Is there a Coronavirus mask mandate in Sweden? Let’s do an exercise while we find out! In today’s blog, we’ll put our Swedish proofreading to the test using an 8 Sidor article that I’ve altered to include mistakes.  First, let’s review some vocabulary for your comprehension. These terms are the ones we’re all using to…

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Even Spicier… Bisatser with Adverbs! Posted by on Jul 24, 2020

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Last week I covered dependent clauses, or bisatser, and some common words to know when using presenting a bisats. So, have you practiced?! Vad bra, we’re going to do bisatser 201 now. Specifically, what to do when adding an adverb into your bisats.  I mentioned last week that bisatser consist of an intro word (bisatsinledare)…

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Midsommar: Blommor or Bust! Posted by on Jun 24, 2020

Glad midsommar allihopa / Happy Midsommar everyone! I’ll admit, I’m a little late because midsommar was last week but because it is one of the most popular holidays in Sweden, this wouldn’t be a Swedish blog without a nod to midsommar. An ode to nature and all things summery, Swedes leave cities in droves to…

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Around the House with Swedish Nouns! Posted by on Apr 14, 2020

People all around the world have been spending a lot more time in their homes. For better or for worse, I thought that we take advantage of this time to review some nouns associated with the home. We’ll cover some basics, as well as touch on a few låneord, borrowed words, from other languages. For…

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Swedish adjective and noun Posted by on Jun 4, 2010

  Article/pronoun Form of  adjective Form of noun Indefinite article (Någon)/en (Något)/ ett (Några)/plural (stor) (stort) (stora) Villa Hus Villor/hus Swedish  double definite article+adjective This is typical for Swedish. (den) (det) (de) (stora) (stora) (stora) villan huset villorna/husen Demonstrative Pronoun+adjective Both in written and spoken Swedish. Den (där/här) Det (där/här) De(där/här) (stora) villan huset villorna/husen…

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