[ News for January 2016
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
My students often ask me when they should use “mesta” and “flesta”. I thought you might
be wondering the same.
To understand which word to use, we need to learn the difference between countable nouns
and uncountable nouns. Uncountable nouns are substances, concepts etc. that we cannot
divide into separate elements. We cannot “count” them. For example, we cannot count
[ News for September 2015
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
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
[ 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.
[ News for March 2015
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?
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.)
[ 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: