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Fläderblomssaft / elderberry cordial

Öva svenska med recept! Här är ett somrigt recept på flädersaft. 


50 fläderblomsklasar / elderberry blooms

2 l vatten / water

2 kg socker / sugar

3 citroner / lemons

25 g citronsyra / citric acid 

Koka upp vatten. Lös sockret i vattnet. Stäng av värmen. Tillsätt skivade citroner, citronsyra och fläderblommor. Täck över. Låt stå i 3 dagar. Häll upp på väl rengjorda flaskor.

Bring water to a boil. Dissolve sugar and turn off the heat. Add sliced lemons, citric acid and the blooms. Cover and let sit for 3 days. Pour into thoroughly cleaned bottles. 

Ogiltiga sedlar efter 30 juni / Invalid banknotes

Efter den 30 juni 2016 blir tre av våra svenska sedlar ogiltiga. Följ länken nedan för att läsa mer, och kontrollera plånböcker och spargrisar! 

After June 30 2016 three of the Swedish banknotes will be invalid. Follow the link below to learn more and check your wallets and piggy banks!

http://www.riksbank.se/Documents/Bilder/Sedlar_giltiga/2016/Tidplan/tidsplan_981x1075px_SVE_2.jpg

There is also an app “kolla pengarna” which allowes you to keep track of timeline for banknotes/ coins changes and learn about the new ones. 

Svenska julord / Swedish Christmas vocabulary

Swedish Christmas – svensk jul

Some of you have heard of skumtomtar and julmust.

Some of you have tried it.

And some of you love it!

Some of you have followed the #decemberverb challenge and have learnt verbs related to Swedish Christmas.

Some of you have expanded your Swedish vocabulary with the words from the Swedish Christmas mini print.

Here is yet another resource with some holiday season related words. ordlista julord

I spy … Swedish nouns

Learning a language should be fun. Today I played a game of I spy Swedish nouns in a Skype class with two children.  The task was to look around in the respective room for nouns starting with the letter that ended the previous word spotted. This is the chain or words we came up with; sometimes with a little help in order to acquire or figure out “new” words. I am adding the article en/ett for your convenience.

Didn’t they do great?! I challenge you to continue the chain in the comments … 🙂

en bok

en kniv

en vovve

en elefant

en tv

vatten

en nagel

lego

ost och makaroner

en rysk flagga

en arm

mjölkchoklad

en dator

ett rum

en matta

ett ansikte

en elsladd

en datormus

en soffa

en armbåge


 

Practice your Swedish pronunciation

Those Swedish vowels and consonants … They can be hard to nail on your own unless you’ve studied phonetics and know exactly what palatal alveolar fricative or labio dental mean. On Weebly you can practice on your own with the help of informative videos. You can also record your own speech/sounds to compare.

Watch the video via the link below and/or click the vowel of your choice. In the drop down menu to the right you find more choices. 

Take me to Weebly – I want to practice pronunciation

Idas sommarvisa

“Idas sommarvisa”, or “Du ska inte tro det blir sommar” is a popular spring/summer song among school children in Sweden.  It is often seen as a non-religious alternative to hymns (even though there is a reference to “someone to take action” in the lyrics – which of course is free to interpretation). The song is widely used during the ceremony of the last day of school (skolavslutningen) before the summer break.

“Idas sommarvisa” was featured in the Emil movie from 1973.

Lyrics by Astrid Lindgren.

Learning about this tune and perhaps part of the song/a few new words is good practice not only for learning the Swedish language but also a for getting to know Swedish culture.

Listen via Youtube:

Listen via Spotify. Use the lyrics function in Spotify to see the words.

Glad påsk! Happy Easter! Free print in Swedish

A Happy Easter to all my customers, followers and friends! Let there be sunshine, food, company, love and lots of chocolate!

And a Happy weekend if you do not celebrate Easter.

As usual you can print this mini poster – put it in a small frame on the counter, or put it up on the refrigerator door to learn or keep Swedish vocabulary alive! Just right click on the picture. Share or leave a comment if the print made you happy!

Charlotta

miniposter Swedish vocabulary related to Easter
Glad påsk!

the Sami languages

The Sami languages conform a group of languages spoken in the Northern parts of Sweden (as well as in Northern parts of Norway, Finland and Russia). Sami is one of the official minority languages in Sweden.

“Joik” means song in Sami.

Take a moment to listen to Jon Henrik Fjällgren’s joik.

Note: 4 more minority languages are recognized in Sweden; Finnish, Romani, Yiddish and Miänkieli.