All posts by Charlotta

Swedish comedy “Inte OK!”

Do you get Swedish humor? It might not merely be about understanding the Swedish language …

Watch a video clip from the new Swedish comedy show “Inte OK!” (“Not OK”) on TV3. This particular clip portraits different social media types. It is in Swedish but there is probably no need to understand the language – I think the video speaks for itself. 🙂  Watch it here.

Do you think Swedish social media types, or their frequency, differ from other cultures’? Leave a comment.

 

Wordlist

arbetsnarkomanen – the workaholic

sociala medier-junkien – the social media junkie

faktagranskaren – the fact checker

traditionalist –  the traditionalist

 

Höstsånger – fall songs in Swedish

“Höst” in Swedish means fall, or autumn. Fall is entering late this year. Some years it is even winter by now also in the southern parts of Sweden. This year however it is still meteorological summer in the south of Sweden.

However November is here, and so is the rain and the dark nights. So let’s light a candle or two, and listen to some music of the season, in Swedish of course. I have compiled a list of 15 fall songs in Swedish. Criteria? They all contain the word “höst” in the title, except for the last one, and are sung fairly clearly for you to be able to listen to the words. As usual, sing along to practice prosody!

 

Höst på min planet – Lars Winnerbäck Lars Winnerbäck – Höst på min planet

Mellan sommar och höst – Marie Fredriksson

Höstvals – Tomas Ledin

Höstlegender – Masse, Petter

Innan höstlöven faller – Thorleifs

Hösten – Lisa Ekdahl

Höstlöven dansar – Nordman

Höst – Cajsa Stina Åkerström

Höstens guld – Sofia Karlsson

Höstkänning – Ola Magnell

Höstvisa – Ainbusk

Höst – Björn Afzelius

Gula höstlöv – Lasse Stefanz

Höst – Niklas Lind

Minns i november – Olle Ljungberg

 

 

Learn Swedish Free Printable Fall

 

Learn Swedish free printable fall

Free printable – Learn Swedish Free Printable Fall

I love the fall and the colors of this vibrant season. Last fall it inspired me to make this printable design of Swedish words connected with fall in Sweden. I decided to repost it this year. Print and frame, or pin it somewhere. Pretty to look at and if you are learning Swedish you are killing two birds with one stone (“att slå två flugor i en smäll”)! Just click on the picture above, right click and select print and learn new vocabulary in a different way.

It is free for you to print however it would make me happy if you posted a comment and/or paid a visit to Globatris on facebook and liked it. You can also tweet the link super duper handy here.

 

Wordlist:
höst = fall
löv = leaf or leaves
varma jackor = warm jackets
äpplen = apples
handskar = gloves
höstlov = fall break
blåbär = blueberries
november = December – just kidding; November of course 🙂
familj & vänner = family & friends
skördetider = harvest times
promenader = walks
en god bok = a good book
skogen = the forrest
färger = colors
lingon = lingonberries
Allahelgona = All saints
svamp = mushroom

Trevlig höst!

Make sentences in Swedish – game

Let’s build some sentences in Swedish today! Use this game – Bella Bävers ordlek – to make sentences; silly ones or perfectly normal ones – you decide! Click “spela upp meningen” to hear the result. It’s a children’s game and kids most definitely have a lot of fun playing this. I am sure it can amuse an adult or two too, and you will most likely pick up some new vocabulary while reinforcing how to make simple sentences in Swedish. 🙂

The word game can be found on the Swedish Radio’s website.

Summer hosts radio P1

Every year Swedish radio channel P1 lets Swedish celebrities from every walks of life (artists, athletes, politicians, business gurus, ministers etc.) host a daily show.  These programs are very popular, and topics and music vary a lot. Last week the summer hosts of 2014 were revealed. Listening to the show is a good way to keep up your Swedish as well as to keep up to date with what’s the talk of the town in Sweden.

Click here to read about it / listen in easy Swedish (Klartext P1)

Find the complete list of hosts here Sommarvärdarna 2014

 

 

 

Swedish via Skype

Do you want to learn Swedish but don’t really feel you have the time to go to a class? Perhaps there is not even a class to go to where you are!

Are you learning Swedish but feel you do not get enough quality time and practice in class?

I provide accessible and effective Swedish language lessons via Skype. My sessions are flexible,  personal and individually tailored to help you conquer the language and getting comfortable speaking Swedish.  Via Skype I teach, mentor and inspire you to learn Swedish as well as to improve it; no matter level.

As an individual having experienced crowded schedules in a corporate as well as a stay-at-home mom world I know the value of accessible competent and professional assistance. As an ex-expatriate I also appreciate the value of getting powerful and appropriate language training – including cultural references – to be able to build stronger relationships at the workplace, and to reach a quicker and higher degree of integration in a new society. And who does not want to be able to manage in the local language while on vacation, or just have one country and  a language that has that special place in one’s heart?

You are most probably aware of the many benefits of learning a language.  Here is an article on the subject.

Curious to find out what difference my services have made to my customers’ Swedish language knowledge? Find out here how my tutoring have helped my customers to get confident speaking Swedish!

Go to my page lessons to learn more about Swedish via Skype.

 

Text to speech – listen to Swedish pronunciation

Do you want to know how a word in a foreign language is pronounced? Or do you want to fine tune your Swedish pronunciation? One way to do it is to take a look at the website  of Acapela.  This site provides native speaking voices for 30 different languages; often also different local dialects as well as several voices to chose from. I tried Swedish and I think it works well.  You just type in/paste the word or text you want to hear. So go ahead and listen to the  pronunciation in Swedish of that special word you are wondering about or need to practice a bit more.

Svensk flagga

 

Hello world – fans of Sweden and Swedish

Welcome to my newest website! I have split my first website Globatris,  in order to be able to provide you, as well as myself, with a clearer focus on learning and teaching Swedish.Swedish tutor

No matter if you are learning Swedish as a foreign language, as a second or as a first language/mother tongue you are most likely looking for a smart and convenient way to learn.  I am offering tutoring via Skype to ensure that you can fit lessons around your busy life; enjoying the freedom of being anywhere in the world – for business or for pleasure – and still allow yourself time to invest in your Swedish language proficiency.

“This sounds interesting; take me directly to Lessons to learn more.”

The blog will contain tips and tricks for learning Swedish (sometimes applicable to any language). You will also find posts on Swedish culture and traditions to improve your sense of belonging to Sweden and the language; whether you live here or not, whether you travel here in real life or in your armchair.

Alright; let’s begin!

Låt oss börja!

Charlotta

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