Can you translate English to Swedish directly? If you’re like me, you’ve spent a ton of time building up your Swedish vocabulary. You’ve studied sentence structure, grammar, memorized those pesky “en or ett” words, and you’re feeling pretty good about yourself. When you build up the confidence to finally talk to a native Swedish speaker,… Read More »
Swedish Words to Keep in Your Pocket Today I have another word history post for you guys! I’ve been saving interesting etymology as I come across it, and I recently stumbled across a web of intertwined meanings between words for pockets, pouches, bags, and purses. I’d like to take a look at some practical scenarios… Read More »
Björnö Naturreservat – Hiking, Camping, and exploring nature. Yesterday we went hiking in Björnö Naturreservat. This is a nice spot to start exploring if you’re limited on time and just want to make a quick day trip out somewhere, or stay overnight. It took us around 2.5 hours to get around the long side of… Read More »
Swedish vocabulary magic Hej allihopa! Lately I’ve been working on getting back to the nerdier side of word origins while also doing a basic review of my last year worth of Swedish homework. The plan is to do a mix of both to keep things interesting. I’ve compiled a huge amount of notes on related… Read More »
I’d like to do a bit of a different post today. It’s fun to keep moving on to advanced material, but sometimes it helps to take a break and do a review of the basics. This helps as a refresher on words and phrases you may have forgotten, learned new contexts for, or maybe skipped by without fully understanding. It’s also a nice confidence boost to realize how easy it is to read text that just a few short months ago you probably struggled through.
Hey all! I’ve gone down another rabbit hole of Swedish words while I was studying, and wanted to share my findings with you. Today’s topic will be on the origins of words relating to “solve, solution, and setting loose”. The ultimate goal is to be able to build up a larger vocabulary by knowing the… Read More »
Hiking and camping in Tyresta National Park This past weekend my girlfriend and I went out for an overnight camping and hiking trip to Tyresta National Park just south of Stockholm. If you’re into the outdoors, this is definitely a great place to begin checking out nature in Sweden! I’ve been loving the easy access… Read More »
Hey all! I’m back with another Swedish word breakdown post today. This one will be a bit shorter and lighter one the history, but I’ll make up for it next time with a dive into French influences on Swedish, and how to recognize what language a Swedish word likely comes from.
Hej allihopa! Just wanted to say thanks to everyone for the awesome response to these super nerdy English to Swedish etymology posts. I really didn’t expect that many people to enjoy them, but I will definitely keep writing more! I hope it helps your progress in learning Swedish as much as it does mine. Yesterday I… Read More »
Hey everyone! Here is another short post on some common similarities between English and Swedish (with a few other languages in the mix). I’d like to make these short etymology summaries a regular thing, as I find studying the history of words and how they relate through different languages helps with memorizing new vocabulary, and… Read More »