Ever wondered what living in Sweden is like? Let’s take a look!
During my years of studying languages, I’ve learnt how to make the learning process simple and save a lot of time. So, if you’re a lazy Swedish learner, you want to build up your vocabulary or you just want to learn some new rules and words quickly, this article is for you. En/Ett Not sure […]
Do you find Swedes unusually quiet? Do you often wonder why they are silent? What does it really mean when someone is not speaking? While silence is normal and seen as something positive in some cultures, silence can be more provocative and strange in other cultures. Also in Sweden, the meaning of silence can be different. Ad by Swedish with Mumm […]
I’ve been living in Sweden for a few months now and while I am far from fluent I have heard more than my fair share of Swedish and have begun stumbling through pronouncing a few sentences of my own. While Swedish bears remarkable similarities to English, German and the other Scandinavian languages, it is a […]
Don’t speak a single word of Swedish yet? No problem! Everyone speaks English (but all the signs are in Swedish) ‘Is this a cucumber or a zucchini??’ I wondered, as I tried my best to figure out the Swedish on the label. After standing in front of the produce for an embarrassingly long time, I […]
The other day I received a request for language courses. The email started off with Respected Madame. This made me laugh. At that moment, I had just locked myself in the bathroom to escape my children – and to check my email, and I was trying to shut out the banging on the door. So […]
In the first few weeks that I lived in Stockholm, I started every conversation the same way: with a perplexed look while uttering the phrase I’m sorry, I don’t speak Swedish. From sales clerks to receptionists, I have apologized to pretty much everyone in the city. After my one-millionth apology in a three-week span (a […]