Swedish sayings are crazy. There is no cow on the ice, owls in the bog, and gnomes in the attic… But they are fun, and always trigger laughs and discussions. We now have a little shop on Redbubble where you can buy t-shirts, cups, note books, mobile skins, bags and more with some of these sayings. In case you are looking for a Swedish-related Christmas gift, some of these might be fun.
Y Of all Swedish vowels, the vowel Y tends to be hard to get right, but I have found a way to describe it that seems to be helpful. Firstly, say the Swedish I (or the English ‘ee’) and analyse what your tongue is doing. Secondly, keep that tongue position absolutely still, but move your … Read moreSwedish vowels – Y
This week we’ve interviewed Matthew, 39, who is originally from South Manchester in the UK. He has been living in Sweden for over 3 years now with his Swedish partner Sofia and more recently their two children James and Grace. In this interview, Matthew tells us about his Swedish language journey, his proudest moment as a Swedish speaker and what he has learnt along the way.
Last Saturday, we were at the Language Show Live in London, to give a talk about challenges that you may face as an adult language learner, during the language learning process. We wanted to talk about the most common challenges that we see among students. Not just Swedish students, although that is of course the … Read moreChallenges in language learning
Many of our students ask us about the sentence adverb (satsadverb) ju. On the whole, it means something along the lines of as you/we already know/are aware of, or as I have already mentioned. Here are 6 examples of how you can use ju in sentences. 1. As I’ve mentioned before…. It can be used … Read moreJu – stating the obvious (at least to you!)