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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 11! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Geography and Nature. We’ve handpicked five common words for Swedish animals. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at SwedishPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Brandon: Engla, what’s our first word?
Engla: Älg
Brandon: Moose
Engla: (slow) Älg (regular) Älg
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Älg
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Moose are often found in forests all over Sweden. Sweden usually has about 300,000–400,000 moose, but about 100,000 are shot by hunters every fall. The moose is Sweden's largest mammal, and the male moose can weigh up to 700kg or about 1500 lbs.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Älgen lever oftast ensam.
Brandon: The moose often lives alone.
Engla: (slow) Älgen lever oftast ensam.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla: Rådjur
Brandon: Roe deer
Engla: (slow) Rådjur (regular) Rådjur
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Rådjur
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Roe deer are common to central and southern Sweden, but are rare in northern Sweden. They sometimes go into people's gardens and eat their flowers. Sweden has a population of around a million roe deer.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Både lodjur och räv äter rådjur.
Brandon: Both lynx and foxes eat roe deer.
Engla: (slow) Både lodjur och räv äter rådjur.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla: Vildsvin
Brandon: Wild boar
Engla: (slow) Vildsvin (regular) Vildsvin
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Vildsvin
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
The wild boar is probably just as old as the Swedish population. If you travel by car in Sweden, it's very common to see warning signs for wild boar since they often wander into the roads and cause accidents. Recently, the wild boar population has been rapidly increasing.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Jakt är den vanligaste dödsorsaken för vildsvinen i Sverige.
Brandon: Hunting is the most common cause of death for wild boars in Sweden.
Engla: (slow) Jakt är den vanligaste dödsorsaken för vildsvinen i Sverige.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla: Varg
Brandon: Wolf
Engla: (slow) Varg (regular) Varg
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Varg
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Wolves in Sweden are on the brink of extinction. Therefore, Swedish Zoos have started wolf breeding programs. The population of wild wolves in Sweden is currently around 130.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Det finns folk som vill utrota vargen i Sverige.
Brandon: There are people who want to eradicate the wolf in Sweden.
Engla: (slow) Det finns folk som vill utrota vargen i Sverige.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Engla: Lodjur
Brandon: Lynx
Engla: (slow) Lodjur (regular) Lodjur
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Lodjur
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
The lynx is Sweden's only feline. In Sweden, the lynx has been protected since 1991, and the wild population is now around 1300. The lynx can be found anywhere in Sweden, except for the islands of Gotland and Öland. They're very shy animals.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Det är inte många som sett ett lodjur på riktigt.
Brandon: There are not many who have seen a lynx in real life.
Engla: (slow) Det är inte många som sett ett lodjur på riktigt.
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: Älg
[pause]Brandon: Moose
Engla: Rådjur
[pause]Brandon: Roe deer
Engla: Vildsvin
[pause]Brandon: Wild boar
Engla: Varg
[pause]Brandon: Wolf
Engla: Lodjur
[pause]Brandon: Lynx

Outro

Brandon: There you have it – five animals 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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Are there any wild animals in your country? Can you tell us in Swedish?

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Monday at 6:35 pm
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Hej Evan!


Tack för din kommentar!

Wow, ni har många vilda djur! Helt andra djur än vad Sverige har :smile:


Ha det bra!

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Monday at 6:18 pm
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Hej Hej Normand!


Tack för din kommentar! :innocent:

Åh, är det dom som har så stora horn?


Ha det bra!

Engla

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Evan
Saturday at 9:20 pm
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Jag bor i Arizona, i USA. Vi har många djur. I Arizona, har vi skallerormar, skorpioner, Gila monsters, prärievargar, och Javelinas. Vi har också rådjur, pumor, björnar, tvättbjörnar, och skunkar.


I live in Arizona, in the United States. We have many animals. In Arizona, we have rattlesnakes, scorpions, Gila monsters, coyotes, and javelinas. We also have deer, mountain lions, bears, raccoons, and skunks.

Normand
Tuesday at 11:41 am
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Hej SwedishPod101,


I Kanada har vi också älgar, och ett annan liknande men större djur, som kallas "caribou" på franska.


Tack för denna lektion! :thumbsup:


Hejdå!

Normand

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In Canada, we also have mooses, and another similar animal, but larger, called "caribou" in French.

Bye!