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Learn Swedish Chronicles, pt III: Höstdagjämning

Photo by Efdal YILDIZ on Pexels.com Höstdagjämning (Pronounced [ˈhœstdɑːɡjɛmnɪŋ]); n. “höstdagjämningen” “A quintessential example of the Swedish use of compound words is höstdagjämning.” Definition Happy fall, y’all! On this, the autumnal equinox, we say so long to the long days of summer and prepare ourselves for coming months of darkness. We’ve been experiencing the cool,… Continue reading Learn Swedish Chronicles, pt III: Höstdagjämning

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Learn Swedish Chronicles, pt II: Fika

Fika (Pronounced [ˈfîːka]); v. “att fika”, n. “en fika” “If I had to choose only one word to bring to the States it would be fika.” Definition Google Translate translates the word to “coffee break” as a noun, or to “have coffee” as a verb, but as any Swede or person familiar with the culture… Continue reading Learn Swedish Chronicles, pt II: Fika