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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 12! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Geography and Nature. We’ve handpicked five popular Swedish plants. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at SwedishPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Brandon: Engla, what’s our first word?
Engla: Krokus
Brandon: Crocus
Engla: (slow) Krokus (regular) Krokus
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Krokus
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Crocus is a flower which usually blooms in purple, white, and yellow, and is seen in Swedish gardens in early spring. This flower is loved all over Sweden because it is usually the first sign that spring has come.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Krokusen blommar under mars och april.
Brandon: The crocus blooms during March and April.
Engla: (slow) Krokusen blommar under mars och april.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla: Påsklilja
Brandon: Wild daffodil
Engla: (slow) Påsklilja (regular) Påsklilja
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Påsklilja
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
This is a rather big yellow flower that blooms in Sweden from April to May, just in time for Easter. The Swedish word Påsklilja actually means Easter Lily.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Påskliljan kan bli cirka 40 till 50cm hög.
Brandon: The wild daffodil can become around 40 to 50cm high.
Engla: (slow) Påskliljan kan bli cirka 40 till 50cm hög.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla: Äppelträd
Brandon: Apple tree
Engla: (slow) Äppelträd (regular) Äppelträd
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Äppelträd
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Apple trees are found in many Swedish gardens. The apples are most commonly used to make apple cakes and pies.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Att ta äpplen från någon annans äppelträd utan att fråga, kallas att palla äpplen.
Brandon: To take apples from someone else's apple tree is called att palla äpplen.
Engla: (slow) Att ta äpplen från någon annans äppelträd utan att fråga, kallas att palla äpplen.
Brandon: att palla is a special verb that only can be used to mean “to steal apples”
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla: Blåbär
Brandon: Blueberry
Engla: (slow) Blåbär (regular) Blåbär
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Blåbär
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
In Swedish forests, you can find blueberries everywhere during the summer. Seventeen percent of Sweden's geographical area is covered with blueberries!
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Om man äter blåbär blir tungan blå.
Brandon: If you eat blueberries your tongue becomes blue.
Engla: (slow) Om man äter blåbär blir tungan blå.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Engla: Lingon
Brandon: Lingonberry
Engla: (slow) Lingon (regular) Lingon
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Lingon
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Lingonberries are found around the same places as blueberries. Lingonberries are small red berries. They're not very sweet, but if you add lots of sugar you can make the famous lingonberry jam that Swedes eat with meatballs.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Man odlar inte lingon, utan de växer fritt i skogen.
Brandon: You don't grow lingonberries, they grow wild in the forest.
Engla: (slow) Man odlar inte lingon, utan de växer fritt i skogen.
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: Krokus
[pause]Brandon: Crocus
Engla: Påsklilja
[pause]Brandon: Wild daffodil
Engla: Äppelträd
[pause]Brandon: Apple tree
Engla: Blåbär
[pause]Brandon: Blueberry
Engla: Lingon
[pause]Brandon: Lingonberry

Outro

Brandon: There you have it – five plants 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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