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2012-06-24. Published in Language & Culture
by Nils Pasi

Discovering Swedish: 'Vad kostar mat...?' and numbers 25-99 (Episode 7)

Today we present the seventh part of our a weekly 10 parts podcast series on the Swedish language. Each episode contains a short dialogue, some key vocabulary and key sentences, as well as an accompanying PDF file with grammatical explanations, example sentences, vocabulary lists and more.
The series is designed to introduce beginners' level Swedish, with each episode focussing of a specific sentence pattern or grammatical feature. For the first few episodes, for example, we're presenting the main parts of speech (nouns, ...

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2012-06-22. Published in Language & Culture
by Emma

The Native: Summer Houses

When the weather gets warm and nice and the summer is getting closer, the Swedes escape the cities for the countryside or the seaside. The summer house, or the "sommarstuga", is kind of a resort where a family goes to get away from the city and the stress to relax and have a nice time.

 

A summer house is a temporary accommodation used during the summer months, vacations and weekends. Many Swedish summer houses have been descended for generations and originally they were ...

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2012-06-17. Published in Language & Culture
by Nils Pasi

Discovering Swedish: 'Norrlänningar' and numbers 12-24 (Episode 6)

Today we present the sixth part of our a weekly 10 parts podcast series on the Swedish language. Each episode contains a short dialogue, some key vocabulary and key sentences, as well as an accompanying PDF file with grammatical explanations, example sentences, vocabulary lists and more.
The series is designed to introduce beginners' level Swedish, with each episode focussing of a specific sentence pattern or grammatical feature. For the first few episodes, for example, we're presenting the main parts of speech (nouns, ...

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2012-06-10. Published in Language & Culture
by Nils Pasi

Discovering Swedish: Weekdays and Time (Episode 5)

Today we present the fifth part of our a weekly 10 parts podcast series on the Swedish language. Each episode contains a short dialogue, some key vocabulary and key sentences, as well as an accompanying PDF file with grammatical explanations, example sentences, vocabulary lists and more.
The series is designed to introduce beginners' level Swedish, with each episode focussing of a specific sentence pattern or grammatical feature. For the first few episodes, for example, we're presenting the main parts of speech (nouns, ...

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2012-06-03. Published in Language & Culture
by Nils Pasi

Discovering Swedish: "What is that?" (Episode 4)

Today we present the fourth part of our a weekly 10 parts podcast series on the Swedish language. Each episode contains a short dialogue, some key vocabulary and key sentences, as well as an accompanying PDF file with grammatical explanations, example sentences, vocabulary lists and more.

The series is designed to introduce beginners' level Swedish, with each episode focussing of a specific sentence pattern or grammatical feature. For the first few episodes, for example, we're presenting the main parts of speech (nouns, ...

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2012-06-01. Published in Language & Culture
by Emma

The Native: Couch Friday

In the Friday afternoon, when the week is over and you are tired after a tough week of studies or work, it feels good to just sit back and relax in your couch. Does not it? In Sweden, we have this little thing called fredagsmys. I have decided to call it Couch Friday in English. But what does it really mean?

Let me tell you a bit more about this concept. A perfect Couch Friday includes three important things:

A couch. Fill it with your family or some good friends. It is important ...

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2012-05-27. Published in Language & Culture
by Nils Pasi

Discovering Swedish: Adjectives (Episode 3)

Today we present the third part of our a weekly 10 parts podcast series on the Swedish language. Each episode will contain a short dialogue, some key vocabulary and key sentences, as well as an accompanying PDF file with grammatical explanations, example sentences, vocabulary lists and more.

The series is designed to introduce beginners' level Swedish, with each episode focussing of a specific sentence pattern or grammatical feature. For the first few episodes, for example, we're presenting the main parts of speech ...

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2012-05-26. Published in Language & Culture
by Caroline

Mother's Day

The first Mother's Day was celebrated in Sweden in 1919. But the day was considered to be of commercial nature which made the population a bit wary and avoided to celebrate it properly. It has taken a hold in Sweden in later years and it is always celebrated during the last weekend of May, because of the ability to go out and pick flowers for the mothers.

Do you have any special traditions and tips on what to do for the Mothers ...

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2012-05-20. Published in Language & Culture
by Nils Pasi

Discovering Swedish: Nouns (Episode 2)

Today we present the second part of our a weekly 10 parts podcast series on the Swedish language. Each episode will contain a short dialogue, some key vocabulary and key sentences, as well as an accompanying PDF file with grammatical explanations, example sentences, vocabulary lists and more.

The series is designed to introduce beginners' level Swedish, with each episode focussing of a specific sentence pattern or grammatical feature. For the first few episodes, for example, we're presenting the main parts of speech ...

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2012-05-13. Published in Language & Culture
by Nils Pasi

Discovering Swedish: Word-order and Verbs (Episode 1)

Today, we're launching 'Discovering Swedish', a weekly 10 parts podcast series on the Swedish language. Each episode will contain a short dialogue, some key vocabulary and key sentences, as well as an accompanying PDF file with grammatical explanations, example sentences, vocabulary lists and more.

The series is designed to introduce beginners' level Swedish, with each episode focussing of a specific sentence pattern or grammatical feature. For the first few episodes, for example, we're presenting the main parts of speech (nouns, verbs, adjectives ...

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