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Swedish Sayings I Wish I Knew Before Moving to Sweden

Like many other countries, Sweden has plenty of expressions, idioms and sayings rooted in history and tradition. Some of them can be found in other languages, or at least share similar meaning like “Beat around the bush” and “Gå som katten kring het gröt” (English: walks like the cat around hot porridge). Some others are […]

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Raising a multilingual child: Facts and Strategies

Raising a multilingual child is a long, but rewarding adventure. Many newbie families in Sweden consider it a challenge, but in lots of regions around the world multilingualism is something natural and common. Multilingualism is a great gift that can be given to your child and it is easier than you think. Read about the […]

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Settle in Sweden within 1 year

Have you considered moving to Sweden alone? Are you worried about the language, culture, job opportunities, cost of living etc? It can be extremely daunting to move from one place to another. However, life is short but remember that preparation is key and adaptation comes next.  Do your homework, measure the risk and reward. If […]

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Is it hit or is it dit? Unlocking Swedish grammar

The Swedish Teacher

Presented by The Swedish Teacher Did you ever construct a sentence like “Jag åkte där” only to be corrected? You are not alone 🙂 Swedish for “here,” “there,” “home” etc. come in two versions. You have to choose between “hit” and “här,” “dit” and “där” and “hem” and “hemma.” It might seem completely random when […]

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Weird Swedish Expressions

Presented by  When you are learning a new language, it isn’t necessarily a grasp of grammar or a large vocabulary that will make you feel like “you get” a language. It is instead when you start learning (and using) the sounds and expressions that are typical of that language.   I teach Swedish on a daily […]

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What to Expect the First Year (in Sweden)

People say the first year of everything is actually the hardest. What about the first year living in Sweden? Well, it’s not easy, I must say. But, if you know what to expect, you will know how to deal with that. 1. Bureaucracy Welcome to Sweden! First thing first: get your personnumer and your Swedish […]

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