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longest Swedish word by Alexander Skarsgård
Learn SwedishSwedish languageSwedish vocabulary

Ok, ok, well, technically, the longest Swedish word is Realisationsvinstbeskattning (28 letters), which means “capital gain taxation” and is usually shortened to Reavinstskatt.  This is according the Svenska Akademiens ordlista, which is technically correct.  This is the longest word in Swedish. Technically. How boring! Non technically, Swedish grammar allows us to combine words to

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Swedish-Fruit-Flash-Cards
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I know there are tons of great apps now for learning Swedish, however sometimes I just want to step away from technology for a second and hold something paper in my hands. To get your basic set of Swedish flash cards for fruit food, just fill out the form below.

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Bergman Sjostrom
Learn SwedishPiece of SwedenSwedish mediaSwedish movies

Note to self. Do a post on Igmar Bergman, the “world-famous filmmaker, legendary theatre director and exceptional writer” from Sweden, who produced numerous amounts of films during the 50s, 60s and 70s. There is a whole foundation that talks about his work and life, but we won’t get into that now. A script

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learn swedish with malin akerman
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Malin Akerman, a Swedish Canadian actress and singer, was recently with the US Weekly staff and decided to teach them some Swedish, including a fun Swedish drinking song. It sounds like some slang to me, at least the hello. Sluta! is always a good one. And who can’t use another Swedish

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Call Sweden
Learn SwedishLife in Sweden

I love Sweden. You really can’t get any better than this.  Sweden has released a special phone number (+46 771 793 336) where anybody in the world can call, and they will speak to a random Swede! Swedes sign up for the ability to have a random stranger call them by

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Old Swedish Leap Year Poster
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Well, at least it use to! Apparently back in the day, leap year (which was celebrated on the 24th because, well, calendar to calendar conversion rates don’t always work) day was the one day a girl could propose to a guy. This was, of course, back in the day before there

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If you have a smart phone or tablet, you are lucky, because Swedish will always be at your fingertips. I’ve gathered a list of websites where you can learn Swedish for free. Today, I’m sharing a list of the best apps for learning Swedish I have found that help me learn

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Learn Swedish

Sweden has the best English in the world for a country where English is not a native language. That is pretty impressive. So why would any American, Canadian, Australian, British, or Kiwi want to learn Swedish in the first place? Well, first off, there is no better way to get

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