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[ News for January 2016

Hej alla!
 
A while ago I got a question on Faceook: 
 
“Here’s a doozy: so many ways to say “because”. Can you give examples of the difference 
 
in kinds of sentences that determine whether you use “för att” eller “eftersom” eller “för” ?
 
I’m going to do my best to straighten out these words for you 
 
 
Därför att
 
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Far, får får får?
 
I often get the question about how to use the verb ”får”, it seems like it can be used in a 
 
thousand different ways, some students say. 
 
“Få” as a auxiliary verb
 
The first case of “få” that I want to shine some light on is when “få” has the function of an 
 
auxiliary verb (“hjälpverb” in Swedish). As a hjälpverb one can use “få” when expressing 
 
that someone is allowed to do something. Here’s an example:
 
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[ News for September 2015

Hej igen!
 
In this article we will take a look at the possessive pronouns “sin”, “sitt” and “sina”, and how 
 
they are different from “hans”, “hennes” and “deras”. Let’s start with this classic example:
 
 
1. Patrik kysser sin fru.
 
2. Patrik kysser hans fru.
 
 
In English, both sentences translates to “Patrik is kissing his wife”. In Swedish however, you 
 
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Hej!
 
Many times it seems like the small words cause the most confusion when learning a 
 
language. When learning Swedish, “att” seems to be extra tricky, so in this article I want to 
 
share some common ways to use “att”.
 
 
“Att” as an infinitive marker
 
First of all “att” has the function of infinitive marker (infinitivmarkör), when a verb is in 
 
infinitive form:
 
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[ News for May 2015

Tycker or tror? 
 
The difference between the words “tycker”, “tänker” and “tror” might be confusing when you  are learning Swedish, since all three of them translates to “think”. I will try my best to sort  things out for you in this matter.
 
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[ News for March 2015

Hej!
 
In this article I will talk about “gång”, “timmar”, “dags” and “tid”, because they all translate to 
 
“time” in English.
 
 
en gång, gånger
 
“En gång, gånger” is the type of “time,times” that we can count, we talk about one time, two 
 
times, three times and so on. I’ll show you what I mean with some examples:
 
 
- Hur många gånger har du varit i Stockholm?
 
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Hej igen!
 
Have you ever been confused about when to use “liten”, “litet”, “små” and “lilla”? In this article I will 
 
explain the different forms of the adjective "liten" (small).
 
 
Liten or litet?
 
"Liten" is the form we will use when referring to a noun with the gender "en". For example:
 
Min pappa har en liten hund. Hon heter Lisa.
 
(My dad has a small dog. She is called Lisa.)
 
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[ News for January 2015

Här och där, hit och dit
 
Some of the Swedish location adverbs come in two versions. We should use one type of 
 
location adverb when we use a verb describes where we are, our position and we should 
 
use the other type of location adverb when we the verb describes where we are going, 
 
our destination. Here are a few examples of verbs that describe position:
 
 
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