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The Genitive Posted by on Sep 24, 2009

I think I wrote about it before, but probably last year. And since the question keeps coming back, it might be worth to revisit the genitive. You see, as far as nouns go, and compared to other European languages (Finnish immediately comes to mind here), Swedish is very simple indeed. It has only one case…

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Happy Birthday Swedish Blog! Posted by on Jun 24, 2009

I don’t know if you’ve noticed (because I must say it has totally escaped even me) that our little Swedish Blog is one year old now! Can you believe it? I’m not sure about you, but somehow this fact is enough to put a big smile on my face. You’ve survived one whole year with…

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Swedish Supines and Past Participles and More Grammar Posted by on May 22, 2009

You know how I always tell you that Swedish is so similar to English that learning it should be a cake-walk really? Well, today, I will break with this long-standing tradition and instead I’m going to tell you that Swedish is not like English at all and that it can be quite hard to get…

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Nyårsafton Posted by on Dec 31, 2008

Today is nyårsafton and everybody, their mother and their dog are getting ready for some mad partying tonight. Yet, I am staying home, because jag är förkyld. Yes, I have a nasty cold, and so there’s no partying for me. I will stay at home, watch TV, and then watch fireworks, which they normally tend…

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Real Gender Specific Nouns Posted by on Sep 4, 2008

In my last post, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, I showed you a Swedish noun with a “real” gender. A noun that has both a male and a female version. That word was “skådespelare” which means an “actor”. This is actually a bit similar to what happens in English as well. We have an actor…

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A Little Bit About Adjectives Posted by on Aug 19, 2008

It’s grammar time today, because we can’t have just fun and games all the time. I want you to learn something really useful here, even if only occasionally. 🙂 When talking about “jobbig” I briefly mentioned the rules regarding Swedish adjectives. That when an adjective describes an “ett” noun, it gets a “-t” ending. And…

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En or Ett Posted by on Jun 23, 2008

It’s time for a little bit of grammar today, don’t you agree? And this particular bit of grammar is always confusing for English speakers. People, Swedish people naturally, will tell you that Swedish nouns are classed according to gender. And it’s all good, except when you try to find out exactly what gender those Swedish…

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