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A complete guide to buying an apartment in Stockholm (Part 2)

Buying an apartment is one of the most serious steps in life. It requires a lot of planning, savings and to be as prepared as possible. On this part two of the series, I will talk about the mortgage and downpayment. To read part 1 click here.  Know your Purchase Ability. Before rushing into apartment […]

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Puzzling prepositions – a Swedish lesson with The Swedish Teacher

Presented by The Swedish Teacher Here at the Newbie Guide we work in an unholy mess of English, Swedish, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic. So we know first hand the struggle of getting the “small details” of a language right. On top of that we often get emails and messages asking about places and apps to […]

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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

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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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Top 5 Challenges Faced by International Managers in Sweden

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Presented by   Working and socializing with Swedes can be challenging. There are many positives to working in Sweden and with Swedes, however there are some aspects that can be difficult to get used to. Here are five of the more challenging issues that international managers face when working in a Swedish environment. Although Swedes work […]

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Newbies of Sweden: Your Story

Whenever we start a new project (big or small) preparation is key. In a time where information is abundant, finding everything we need to be prepared is relatively easy. Documents, contact information, prices, etc. For many of us, that ultimate new project has been moving to another country. And one very important piece of information we need when facing something […]

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