Swedish Mile in Kilometers: the Confusing Swedish Miles “mil”, Grrr

When you are in Sweden and want to buy a coffee or cinnamon bun, you pay with Swedish Crowns (SEK). In many other European countries – the Euro-zone – though, you pay with Euros (EUR). … Read more

Swedish kamelbullar (camel buns)

Kamelbullar

Sometimes, when you stay in a different country with a different language, you see words that might sound a bit funny. Words that you have a completely different association with than the locals. During my … Read more

Funny Swedish words & phrases

Top 10 Funny Swedish Words – Bra, Puss, Kock & more

Are you looking for some entertaining Swedish words or phrases? Here is a list of the most common Swedish words that make non-Swedes laugh, or at least smirk. :) Funny Swedish words and expressions bra – … Read more

Learn basic Swedish words and phrases

Basic Swedish Phrases, Words & Common Sentences – for Your Trip to Sweden

Jag pratar inte svenska. – I don’t speak Swedish. … but soon you will. Well, at least some basic Swedish ;) Are you going to Sweden? For a trip, work or maybe a semester abroad? … Read more

Girl speaking Swedish, which is easy to learn.

Is Swedish Easy to Learn? Yes (and No) Here is Why …

Not many people in the world speak Swedish in their daily lives. Well, the Swedes and a few Finns. In total about 10 million people. Character of the Swedish language The Swedish language sounds to … Read more

“Lagom” in Sweden – What It Means and Where It Comes from

What is lagom? Lagom is the Swedish expression for “in moderation”, “just right” or “not too much and not too little”, as the Swedes use to reply to this question with their sweet Swedish accent. Swedes … Read more

Swedish houses influenced by Jantelagen law of jante swedish culture

Swedish “Jantelagen”, law of Jante – Why Swedes don’t show off

In Sweden, you must not own a gun without license, slap your child or sell your neighbors car without permission. All this is written in Swedish law. One law that is not given by the state but yet … Read more

Be bad at small talk - How to be Swedish

Be bad at small talk – How to be Swedish

It’s maybe not too uncommon that people get easily nervous when they have to talk to strangers. But what’s a bit different with the Swedes is, they even feel uncomfortable talking to people they have already met before. … Read more