Swedish Books

swedish books

Swedish Books To find Swedish books is easy. To find books in Swedish that you as a language learner actually understand is another thing (depending on your level of Swedish, of course). There are a lot of books out there that are tailor-made for learners, either classical stories that are adapted to non-natives, or stories […]

Swedish Music – a few tips

Swedish music

Swedish Music – a few tips   A good way to reinforce your Swedish language learning is to listen to music with Swedish lyrics. Just make sure you find music that you actually like. We list a variety of Swedish artists and bands that you may like. The Swedish music scene doesn’t really differ from […]

Forget about “En” and “ett”

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Forget about “en” and “ett” Thanks to an_vision for sharing their work on Unsplash.   One of the biggest challenges for people learning Swedish is how to know whether to use “en” or “ett” (or, for that matter, “den” or “det”). You could loosely compare it to “a” or “an” in English, although in the […]

The art of fika

swedish fika

The art of fika Perhaps it has kept you awake at night as well, that age-old question: “What in the world is fika?” The question is one of life’s greater ones. Understandably so, since the word fika has such enormous power. It can be announced any time in the day, whereupon everyone stops whatever they’re […]

Why English isn’t enough

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Why English isn’t enough Most Swedes are thrilled to get a chance to speak English, so if you run into a Swede (in Sweden or elsewhere), they’re likely to switch immediately to English. Swedes think they speak very good English. It’s not entirely untrue, you can usually have quite profound conversations with them in English […]

Swedish vocabulary

swedish vocabulary

Swedish vocabulary – why context is king If you want to boost your Swedish vocabulary, there are many fine methods out there. Flash cards, for instance (a piece of paper with the Swedish word on one side and the English on the other) can be a very efficient way to build up a greater vocabulary. […]

When to use mormor and farmor

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When to use mormor and farmor Grandmother in Swedish – is it mormor or is it farmor? As you learn a new language you’ll come across many instances where certain concepts or differentiations do or don’t exist like they do in your native language. The “mormor” and “farmor” issue is a case in point. In English, […]