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Teleskopord

Teleskopord

Ibland bildas ett nytt ord genom att två eller flera ord kombineras till ett.

Det kan vara så att bara början på ett ord och slutet på ett annat finns kvar.

Delar av mitten kan ha försvunnit. Detta kallas ett teleskopord.

Exempel:

flextid = flexibel+arbetstid

friggebod = Friggebo + bod (Birgit Friggebo var bostadsminister 1979 och avskaffade bygglovsplikten för denna typ av byggnad)

bankomat = bank + automat

Teleskopord kallas ofta för portmanteau words på engelska. Det svenska språket har lånat många teleskopord från engelskan.

Exempel:

ett motell = eng. motel (motor+hotel)

en brunch = eng. brunch (breakfast+lunch)

Vill du läsa mer om lektioner i svenska med mig? Engelsk text finns här.

Alternativa ord till fint på Instagram

Hur många gånger har du inte skrivit så fint på Instagram?

Använder du Instagram? Det kan vara ett sätt att träna din svenska. Följ några svenska konton, där det finns text och kommentarer på svenska.  Du kommenterar på svenska så klart! Läs även andras kommentarer. Här är några alternativa ord du kan använda i stället för “fint”. Pröva alla så att du lär dig dem.

Alternativa ord till "fint", till t.ex. Instagram

god, gott, goda

God jul och gott nytt år! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Wishing you all happy holidays

God eller gott? Eller goda?

Kom ihåg att adjektivet följer substantivets artikel / Remember that the adjective changes according to the article of the noun (which can be “en” or “ett”).

en jul (a christmas) –> en god jul
ett år (a year) –> ett gott år
två köttbullar (two meatballs) –> två goda köttbullar

God, gott, goda är alltså olika former av samma adjektiv.

Merry christmas in Swedish

Merry Christmas in Swedish

Swedish dictionary app svensk ordbok

If you are looking for a Swedish dictionary check out SO (svenska akademiens ordbok). This is a thesaurus with not only explanations and synonyms but also suggestions of how to use the word. You are also able to listen to the pronunciation which is a huge plus! You can type in not only singel words but also phrases, idioms etc.

Another useful feature is that you do not have to know exactly how to spell the word; it gives suggestions if you use the search function.

The app has a word of the day feature.

Free to download, se links below.

svensk ordbok
svensk ordbok

Here is a link to the  iOS app

And for Android users 

Want to learn about SAOL (svenska akademiens ordlista)? Go to this post.

svenska ordböcker Swedish dictionaries

3 svenska ordböcker på en gång! / 3 Swedish dictionaries at one glance

Sök ett ord på svenska och få svar i alla tre böcker. / Look up a word and it is generated in all three.

This is a handy one, and something I have been missing. I use SAOL (Svenska Akademiens Ordlista),  mostly the app version, and I recommend it to my customers however there is far from always the explanation of a word that my students need. The SO provides that. It also gives you the pronunciation if you click the loudspeaker symbol. The SAOL however contains more grammar so you would want both. SAOL and SO come as apps, but using the website below gives you all three at the same time.

As an example I have typed the word “fönster” in the search field.

svenska ordlistor
svenska ordlistor

SAOL – en ordlista / look up a word; pronunciation, inflection and declension etc.

SO – en ordbok / a thesaurus; the meaning of a word

SAOB  en historisk ordbok / a historical wordbook, origins, etymology

Find the website here https://svenska.se/

Det finns … svenska substantiv/ There is …nouns in Swedish

Det finns … svenska substantiv

Scroll down for English. Lär dig fler svenska substantiv och frasen “det finns…”. Öva också på att lyssna på svenska språket i denna övning.

Lyssna på sången nedan. Sångaren Mauro Scocco sjunger “det finns …” många gånger. Försök att förstå vad som finns.

Du kan göra övningen på olika nivåer.

Exempel:

Mauro sjunger “Det finns fiskar i havet, men det är aldrig någon som ser dem.”

Nivå 1: Du skriver “Det finns fiskar.”

Nivå 2 är svårare: “Det finns fiskar i havet.”

Nivå 3 är svårast: Det finns fiskar i havet, men det är aldrig någon som ser dem.”

Viktigast är nivå 1. Försök att hitta så många saker som möjligt.

Prova sedan nivå 2.

 

Aquire nouns in Swedish. Learn the phrase “det finns ..” (there is …). Practice listening to and understand Swedish in this activity.

Listen to the song. The singer songwriter sings “det finns…” repeteadly. Try to understand what there is. Find nouns.

There are varying levels for this exercise.

Example:

Mauro sings  “Det finns fiskar i havet, men det är aldrig någon som ser dem.”

Level 1 You write: “Det finns fiskar.”

Level 2 is more difficult: “Det finns fiskar i havet.”

Level 3 is advanced: “Det finns fiskar i havet, men det är aldrig någon som ser dem.”

Level 1 is the most important one. Try to find as many nouns as you can. Then continue to level 2 if you want to.

App question card game for practicing Swedish

App question card game for practicing Swedish

I give my students lots of questions. Sometimes the questions are easy to answer, sometimes they are not. I like to challenge my students. They like to be challenged! That’s how they improve and develop their Swedish language knowledge! I vary between letting my customers know the questions in advance or … just surprise them! When I send questions beforehand I expect longer answers and perhaps a discussion or an argument. When the questions are a surprise it usually reveals what needs to be worked on – spontaneous talking, vocabulary for a special topic, grammar or just expressing in Swedish that you do not know, or have never ever thought about that question before! It doesn’t so much matter what my students say as long as they say it in Swedish.

I have various tools for generating questions – first of all my creativity, then some board game cards and other topic cards.

Here is an app you can use for generating random questions. Try to answer a question on a daily basis.

The card game won the Intercultural Innovation Award in 2014. You can read more about the project and the card game here.

 

On ITunes App-store

Spel att öva svenska
More than one story

 

the Swedish Semla

Today is Fettisdagen. Let me decode that into National Day of the Semla. Now it´s all clear, right?

Semla is a sweet chubby wheat bun, cardamom laden, filled with golden almond paste and whipped cream. Originally semla was only eaten on Shrove Tuesday, as a last blissful treat before Lent. Today we know better and eat semlor (we need to go into plural here) all winter long. Fettisdagen has gone from being the only day to enjoy our precious pastry to the day you must enjoy at least one of them. Because as you all know we have fika (coffee break) at work. That means you are likely to down your first semla already by ten in the morning.

Semlor can be bought in every bakery, grocery store or gas station in Sweden. Sometimes you make your own.

If you make it past the photos below, find out how I make my Swedish fika treats; semlor recipe to follow; in English. If you want to practice your Swedish language I suggest you google “recept semla” and follow the instructions in Swedish.

recept semla
Semlor

There are ready made buns (albeit a bit flat) in the store, made just for semlor. Link if you don´t. 🙂
•Cut off the tops, scoop out the center of 8 buns, and put it in a food processor.
•Add 125g of almonds and 1 dl confectioners’ sugar and GO!
•Pour 1 dl heated milk into the mixture making it that special heavenly paste.
•Fill up the holes abundantly with the almond indulgence and top up with whipped cream.
•Put the lid back on and dust with confectioners’ sugar.

Voilà!

If you use Us cups, add some almonds and use half of a cup of confectioners’ sugar and milk.

Happy baking!

Svenska #decemberverb

Welcome to the December challenge! Here is a list of #decemberverb; one verb  for each day of the month of December. Your challenge is to learn the verb by somehow illustrating (in a broader sense), acting or demonstrating its meaning. This will help your brain to acquire the new word and to remember it.

This is meant as a challenge for you personally; trying another angle of learning. If you want to please feel free to share some results via e-mail, website or social media, using #decemberverb.

list of challenge #decemberverb
#decemberverb