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Backman’s Latest: Anxious People Posted by on Jan 21, 2022

January is an ideal month for both bokmalar (bookworms) and sträcktittare (binge watchers), and if you identify as either, this post is for you! By now, you may have heard of the New York Times bestselling Swedish author Fredrik Backman. His debut novel, En man som heter Ove (A Man Called Ove), became an international…

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Popular Swedish Ski Towns Posted by on Jan 14, 2022

Skidorter (ski towns) dot the Swedish countryside, providing endless opportunities for skiers and snowboarders to enjoy the winter weather. Spanning from just a few miles outside of Stockholm to riksgränsen at the northern border, it’s easy to catch a train and hit the slopes for the weekend, or plan a longer skidsemester with the family…

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Swedish Winter Activity Verbs Posted by on Jan 29, 2021

Have you heard the Swedish saying Inget dåligt väder, bara dåliga kläder / there’s no bad weather, only bad clothing? It’s essentially a Swede’s way of saying, “Bundle up, we’re going outside!” Even during the coldest months, Swedes manage to get out and enjoy the natural world. In this blog entry, we’ll cover some common…

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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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Ollie’s Ski Adventure is a Wintertime Classic Posted by on Dec 17, 2020

Olles skidfärd (Ollie’s Ski Trip) is a Swedish classic. Elsa Beskow’s winter tale follows young Olle’s wish for snow and the magic that follows on his first ride with a new pair of skis. Let’s read a passage of the story, learn some wintery vocabulary, and discuss a couple of much-needed modernizations to the text. …

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To survive the Swedish autumn and winter Posted by on Oct 26, 2016

When you move to Sweden from another country you might find the Swedish autumn very cosy during the first years, especially when it is good weather. It is not really the dark or the cold that it’s hard to deal with- because as people say over here: Det finns inget dåligt väder bara dåliga kläder…

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Allt om reflexer Posted by on Jan 12, 2009

If you don’t mind, I’d like to continue with our little road safety awareness message. Today’s topic – reflectors. The kind you wear on your clothing. Now, don’t laugh! This is actually a serious matter. You think you’ve seen dark, but unless you’re from Alaska, you haven’t seen real dark. The kind of dark that…

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