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
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
A shelf on our multi-lingual bookcase. In the midst of all this uncertainty and unease, one thing in my life actually became more certain. A couple weeks ago, I received a letter from the Swedish Migration Board accepting my request for permanent residency. This doesn't change too much. I'm still not a citizen. My visa… Continue reading Swacedorican
Tuna Casserole Again?? There are two things you should know about my husband (besides that he is Swedish born and of Macedonian decent, which you might not know if you are new here). First, he enjoys fairly lewd, at times bordering on inappropriate humor. He would never make fun of something to hurt someone intentionally… Continue reading Tuna Casserole Again??
My mom is in Sweden! She will be staying with us for the first three months of baby's life to help out around the apartment and get to know her new grandbaby (it's tough living 4000 miles away!). In addition, before she retired, she worked as a breastfeeding expert, and so we will basically have… Continue reading Learning Swedish Chronicles, pt. 1