Normally, when Swedes get a little angry, they say words like hopsan, oj (oops) or alltså näääh (oh nooo). But when they drop their iPhone or find out that their colleague has taken their mug from the … Read more
Are you already looking forward to your trip to Sweden? You can’t wait to experience Sweden’s beautiful nature, exciting parties and maybe even getting to know some of the locals? Then you might probably like to impress some Swedes with … Read more
Hej is the probably the first word you hear when you come to Sweden. The stewardess, the cashier at the gas station or the receptionist will most likely greet you with a very friendly … Read more
Swedes usually don’t show when they are angry. At least not as much as people from other countries – like for example Italy, Germany or the USA. But when a certain level of anger is … Read more
This post is written by a German who also happens to be Swedish. Are there actually any differences between Swedes and Germans? Yes! But aren’t these nations at least culturally very similar? No! Well, except, both consume lots of … Read more
What is typically Swedish? During the last couple of years, I have been collecting several “things” that I consider typically Swedish. These things can be actual products or behaviors of Swedish people that you encounter … Read more
When you imitate the sound of a pig, instead of saying “oink, oink” you say “nöff, nöff”. By the way, roosters (cocks) say in Sweden “kukeliku”.