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Glögg: Swedish Christmas in a Cup Posted by on Dec 24, 2020

Mulled wine, Glühwein, glögg! A cup of this warm, aromatic drink is a must around Christmas time. Swedes purchase glögg in a ready-made bottle or brew their own with red wine, cinnamon, ginger, and cardamom – serve with a pepparkaka, and you’re all set! This week, we’ll learn a bit about the history of glögg…

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The Swedish Kitchen Series: Cozy Friday Posted by on Nov 12, 2020

Fredagsmys literally means “Friday cozy.” This Swedish concept is about treating yourself after a long week. Oddly enough, it was made famous by a marketing campaign for chips. This week on the blog, we’ll pull from a resource called Det svenska köket and dig into the fredagsmys concept. Svenska institutet’s Det Svenska köket från fika…

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Music meets Reality TV with Så mycket bättre 2020! Posted by on Nov 6, 2020

Så mycket bättre / So much better a popular music meets reality television show by Swedish network TV4. The 11th season is currently airing and it’s all the gossip in the music and entertainment world. If you like the diversity that Swedish music has to offer and enjoy a good cover song, this is the…

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Mid-August Means Crayfish and Moon Illusions Posted by on Aug 21, 2020

Kräftmånar. Photo: Carolina Romare / Image Bank Sweden

What do harvest moons and crayfish have in common? They can both be seen, and the crayfish eaten, around mid-august. When kräftskiva – Crayfish Party is on the docket, Swedes revel in the last bit of summer with outdoor garden fests, lots of decorations, messy crayfish eating, and, japp, drinking ALL the drinks. A little bit…

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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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False Friends – How “ett kiss” in Swedish isn’t “a kiss” in English Posted by on May 13, 2020

Faux amies or false friends are tricky little things for language learners! Called “bilingual homophones” these are words that look or sound similar between two or more languages but differ significantly in meaning. So, you guessed it, while (ett) kiss is pronounced relatively the same in Swedish as it is in English, it’s not a…

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Bake Swedish Cinnamon Buns Using Imperative Verbs! Posted by on Feb 18, 2020

I don’t know if it’s my animal instinct to bulk up for winter or my general love for baked goods, but I have been eating a lot of sweet and doughy things lately. Below I’ll share a Swedish language recipe for cinnamon buns highlighting imperative form. You’ll learn verbs specific to baking and come away…

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