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INTRODUCTION
Brandon: Hi everyone, I’m Brandon.
Engla: And I’m Engla!
Brandon: And welcome to Culture Class - Essential Swedish Vocabulary, Lesson 1! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Daily Life. We’ve handpicked five popular Swedish National Holidays. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at SwedishPod101.com.
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Brandon: Engla, what’s our first word?
Engla: Sveriges Nationaldag
Brandon: Sweden's National Day
Engla: (slow) Sveriges Nationaldag (regular) Sveriges Nationaldag
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Sveriges Nationaldag
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Sweden's National Day is celebrated on the 6th of June. On this day in 1523, Gustav Vasa was elected as the king, and this was considered the beginning of modern Sweden. Swedes started celebrating this day in 1916.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) På Sveriges nationaldag brukar man flagga.
Brandon: On Sweden's National Day you usually display the flag.
Engla: (slow) På Sveriges nationaldag brukar man flagga.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla: Midsommar
Brandon: Midsummer
Engla: (slow) Midsommar (regular) Midsommar
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Midsommar
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Midsummer is celebrated sometime between the 19th and 26th of June. This is a celebration of summer, and Swedes eat, drink, dance and have fun on this holiday! There have been discussions about making this the new National Day of Sweden.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) På midsommar är det tråkigt om det regnar.
Brandon: It’s boring if it rains during midsummer.
Engla: (slow) På midsommar är det tråkigt om det regnar.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla: Jul
Brandon: Christmas
Engla: (slow) Jul (regular) Jul
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Jul
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Christmas in Sweden is celebrated on the 24th of December, even though the 25th is the actual holiday. In Sweden people celebrate by spending time with family, eating lots of food, and opening presents. On Christmas Eve, Santa usually visits the homes of children.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) I Sverige firar man jul med familjen.
Brandon: In Sweden you celebrate Christmas with your family.
Engla: (slow) I Sverige firar man jul med familjen.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla: Nyår
Brandon: New Year
Engla: (slow) Nyår (regular) Nyår
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Nyår
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
New Years is often celebrated by eating expensive food such as lobster and tenderloin, drinking champagne, and lighting fireworks. Many people celebrate with their friends by having New Year’s parties.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) På nyår skjuter man fyrverkerier.
Brandon: On New Year’s you set off fireworks.
Engla: (slow) På nyår skjuter man fyrverkerier.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Engla: Påsk
Brandon: Easter
Engla: (slow) Påsk (regular) Påsk
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Påsk
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Easter is celebrated sometime between the 22nd of March and 25th of April. Many children dress up as witches on the Thursday before Easter, to give out hand-painted greeting cards to neighbors. They usually get candy in return.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Påsk är en högtid som många inte vet varför de firar.
Brandon: Easter is a holiday that many people don't know why they celebrate.
Engla: (slow) Påsk är en högtid som många inte vet varför de firar.
QUIZ
Brandon: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Engla will give you the Swedish – please say the English meaning out loud! Are you ready?
Engla: Sveriges Nationaldag
[pause]Brandon: Sweden's National Day
Engla: Midsommar
[pause]Brandon: Midsummer
Engla: Jul
[pause]Brandon: Christmas
Engla: Nyår
[pause]Brandon: New Years
Engla: Påsk
[pause]Brandon: Easter

Outro

Brandon: There you have it – five National Holidays in Sweden! We have more vocab lists available at SwedishPod101.com, so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, see you next time!
Engla: Hej då.

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Monday at 6:30 pm
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How do you celebrate New Year's in your country?

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Monday at 10:26 pm
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Hej Adolf,

Helt rätt. Tänker du fira? (That's true. Are you going to celebrate?) :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


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Adolf
Monday at 11:11 pm
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Påsk kommer snart :sunglasses:

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Tuesday at 3:05 pm
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Hej Ruba!


När du säger "nyår" blir det ett substantiv! När man säger "Nyår" så menar man "nyårsafton" = new years eve". Som att säga "jul" (christmas).

Du kan också säga "ett nytt år" eller "det nya året", och med det menar man det året som kommer/har börjat, och inte själva nyårsafton.


Du kan absolut säga "hoppas att det nya året är bättre än det föregående året". Jag skulle dock byta ut "är" mot "blir" (becomes).


Ha det bra!

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ruba
Sunday at 10:59 pm
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Tack Engla!


Jaha jag förstår, men är det ett nyår som är sant skriftligt, eller ett ny år?

En annan fråga: Är det bättre om jag säger (... och hoppas att det nya året är bättre än det föregående året)?

Tack och hälsningar.


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Saturday at 6:15 pm
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Hej Ruba!


Jättebra jobb med svenskan!

En pyttepyttemiss! (a tiny tiny mistake)


det nya året

would be correct!


Ha det bra!

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ruba
Thursday at 7:55 pm
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Vi gratulerar varandra, och vi hoppas att det nyåret är bättre än det som har passerat.