• Susan Mohl Powers' "Habitable World" Collection
     Susan Mohl Powers' "Habitable World" Collection
  • Photo courtesy Vikingaliv
     Photo courtesy Vikingaliv
  • Jens Erik Carl Rasmussen – Summer in the Greenland coast
     Jens Erik Carl Rasmussen – Summer in the Greenland coast
  • Map of Sweden. Photo: Radio Sweden
     Map of Sweden. Photo: Radio Sweden
  • Lena Granefelt/imagebank.sweden.se
     Lena Granefelt/imagebank.sweden.se

[ News for December 2014

Hej igen!

How is your Swedish coming along?

Last month we talked about how to express the future tense of verbs, and this month we’ll look into a few common time phrases.


i går – yesterday

Use it with past tense, like in these examples:

Jag arbetade igår.

När jag hade kommit hem igår ringde telefonen.


i förrgår  - the day before yesterday

Use it with past tense:

Det regnade både i förrgår och i går, men i dag skiner solen.



[ News for October 2014

Verbs, verbs, verbs

Hej igen!

This month’s lesson is all about verbs. It is hard to speak a language without knowing how to handle the verbs, so I thought we should take a look at this. Enjoy!


First Conjugation






[ News for August 2014

Hej och välkommen!

My name is Sara Hörberg, and I’m your new Swedish Teacher here at the Swedish Press smiley


[ News for May 2014

Just like in the northern parts of North America, Sweden has gotten spring weather. This makes Swedes talk even more than usual about the weather, quite often using delightful exclamations.

This month in Swedish Press, you will be getting a Swedish vocabulary making you able to say happy comments about the weather. Make sure to study the weather phrases extra hard, because you can come a long ways in a conversation with a Swede, if you know how to talk about weather, not only in the spring time.


[ News for March 2014

Glad = Happy, Påsk = Easter: Glad Påsk!

Easter in Sweden is quite different from the North American Easter traditions. In this issue of Swedish Press, the vocabulary will be about Swedish Easter and you can test yourself in the quiz to see what you know about the Swedish traditions. 

View this video from Swedish2go about Easter.


Fikadags - Semlatid

Fettisdagen is March 5th. Fettisdagsbulle (= fat Tuesday bun = Semla) is a sweet wheat bun with almond paste insinde and lots of whipped cream underneath the lid sprinkled with powder sugar. It could, because of the Semla-day, be a good time to start practicing words and phrases that we need for our many fikastunder (= “coffee with treat-moments”).


[ News for February 2014

This is a phrase that Swedes greet each other with after a new year has begun, first time they see each other after the holidays.


[ News for December 2013