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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 10! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Society and Culture. We’ve handpicked five Swedish historical figures. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at SwedishPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Brandon: Engla, Who’s our first person?
Engla: Alfred Nobel
Brandon: Alfred Nobel
Engla: (slow) Alfred Nobel (regular) Alfred Nobel
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Alfred Nobel
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Alfred Nobel is the inventor of dynamite and used his fortune to institute the world famous Nobel Prize. Nobel held 350 patents, and the synthetic element nobelium was named after him.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Engla: (normal) Alfred Nobel föddes år 1933 i Stockholm.
Brandon: Alfred Nobel was born in the year 1933 in Stockholm.
Engla: (slow) Alfred Nobel föddes år 1933 i Stockholm.
Brandon: Okay, Who’s the next person?
Engla: Carl von Linné
Brandon: Carl Linneaus
Engla: (slow) Carl von Linné (regular) Carl von Linné
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Carl von Linné
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Carl Linneaus was a Swedish botanist who laid the foundation for the modern biological naming scheme of binomial nomenclature. In the 1740s, he was sent on several journeys through Sweden to find and classify plants and animals. At the time of his death, he was one of the most acclaimed scientists in Europe.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Engla: (normal) Carl von Linné dog när han var 70 år gammal.
Brandon: Carl Linneaus died when he was 70 years old.
Engla: (slow) Carl von Linné dog när han var 70 år gammal.
Brandon: Okay, who’s the next person?
Engla: Anders Celsius
Brandon: Anders Celsius
Engla: (slow) Anders Celsius (regular) Anders Celsius
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Anders Celsius
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
In 1742, Anders Celsius proposed the Celsius temperature scale, though it was changed in 1745 by Carl Linnaeus, who inverted the original scale. In the original scale water froze at 100°C and boiled at 0°C.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Engla: (normal) Anders Celsius fick tuberkolos och dog enbart 42 år gammal.
Brandon: Anders Celsius got tuberculosis and died when he was only 42 years old.
Engla: (slow) Anders Celsius fick tuberkolos och dog enbart 42 år gammal.
Brandon: Okay, who’s the next person?
Engla: Lars Magnus Ericsson
Brandon: Lars Magnus Ericsson
Engla: (slow) Lars Magnus Ericsson (regular) Lars Magnus Ericsson
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Lars Magnus Ericsson
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Lars was a Swedish inventor and entrepreneur. In 1876, Lars founded the well-known telephone equipment manufacturing company Ericsson, which in 2012 was the world's second largest provider of wireless network equipment.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Engla: (normal) Lars Magnus Ericsons familjehem är nu ett museum.
Brandon: Lars Magnus Ericsson's family home is now a museum.
Engla: (slow) Lars Magnus Ericsons familjehem är nu ett museum.
Brandon: Okay, who’s the last person?
Engla: Ruben Rausing
Brandon: Ruben Rausing
Engla: (slow) Ruben Rausing (regular) Ruben Rausing
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Ruben Rausing
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Ruben noticed that milk and juice products were sold in heavy glass bottles. He decided to find a new way to package liquids. He then became the founder of the liquid food packaging company Tetra Pak. Today, we use these Tetra Pak cartons for milk and other drinks.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this name.
Engla: (normal) Ruben Rausing lånade pengar av sin moster för att betala sina studier.
Brandon: Ruben Rausing borrowed money from his aunt to pay for his studies.
Engla: (slow) Ruben Rausing lånade pengar av sin moster för att betala sina studier.
QUIZ
Brandon: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the names you just learned? Engla will give you the Swedish – please say the English name out loud! Are you ready?
Engla: Alfred Nobel
[pause]Brandon: Alfred Nobel
Engla: Carl von Linné
[pause]Brandon: Carl Linneaus
Engla: Anders Celsius
[pause]Brandon: Anders Celsius
Engla: Lars Magnus Ericsson
[pause]Brandon: Lars Magnus Ericsson
Engla: Ruben Rausing
[pause]Brandon: Ruben Rausing

Outro

Brandon: There you have it – five historical figures 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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Do you know any other famous Swedish historical figures?

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Victor Ochoa
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I completely agree with you about Carl von Linné and Anders Celsius (on your list), but I would round out my list of top five figures of Sweden with these three historical figures: Ingmar Bergman, August Strindberg, and Emanuel Swedenborg, with honorable mention given (indeed!) to Anders Zorn, Carl Milles, Birgitta, Karl Gustav von Wrangel, Johan Helmich Roman, Ture Rangström, Axel Hägerström, Gustavus Adolphus, and perhaps even Ingrid Bergman!! What say?!