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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 13! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Geography and Nature. These are five well-known Swedish geographical features. Hand picked. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at SwedishPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Brandon: Engla, what’s our first word?
Engla: Stockholms Skärgård
Brandon: Stockholm Archipelago
Engla: (slow) Stockholms Skärgård (regular) Stockholms Skärgård
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Stockholms Skärgård
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
There are about 30,000 islands in the Stockholm Archipelago. Sweden has "everyman's right", a law that gives anyone the right to go ashore or anchor on any ground they want, so you can basically visit all the islands.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) I Stockholms skärgård kan du ta taxibåt mellan öarna.
Brandon: In the Stockholm Archipelago you can take a taxi boat between the islands.
Engla: (slow) I Stockholms skärgård kan du ta taxibåt mellan öarna.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla: Kebnekaise
Brandon: Mount Kebnekaise
Engla: (slow) Kebnekaise (regular) Kebnekaise
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Kebnekaise
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Mount Kebnekaise is Sweden's highest mountain and is 2,106 meters tall. It’s part of the Scandinavian Mountain range.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Kebnekaise ligger i Kiruna.
Brandon: Mount Kebnekaise is located in Kiruna.
Engla: (slow) Kebnekaise ligger i Kiruna.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla: Vänern
Brandon: Lake Vänern
Engla: (slow) Vänern (regular) Vänern
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Vänern
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Lake Värnern is the largest lake in Sweden and the third largest lake in Europe. It covers an area of 5,655 square kilometers.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Vänern har 22 000 öar.
Brandon: Vänern has 22,000 islands.
Engla: (slow) Vänern har 22 000 öar.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla: Sarek
Brandon: Sarek National Park
Engla: (slow) Sarek (regular) Sarek
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Sarek
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
This is a national park located in Jokkmokk in northern Sweden. This area has a lot of mountains, which makes it very popular among hikers and mountaineers.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Du kan hitta björn, älg, lodjur och järv i Sarek.
Brandon: You can find bears, moose, lynx, and wolverines in Sarek National Park.
Engla: (slow) Du kan hitta björn, älg, lodjur och järv i Sarek.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Engla: Birka
Brandon: Birka
Engla: (slow) Birka (regular) Birka
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Birka
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
In the Viking Age, Birka, which is located about thirty kilometres from Stockholm, was an important trading center. It's now a popular area for tourists who want to learn more about Viking culture.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Birka brukar kallas för Sveriges första stad.
Brandon: Birka is often called Sweden's first city.
Engla: (slow) Birka brukar kallas för Sveriges första stad.
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: Stockholms Skärgård
[pause]Brandon: Stockholm Archipelago
Engla: Kebnekaise
[pause]Brandon: Mount Kebnekaise
Engla: Vänern
[pause]Brandon: Lake Vänern
Engla: Sarek
[pause]Brandon: Sarek National Park
Engla: Birka
[pause]Brandon: Birka

Outro

Brandon: There you have it – five geographical features 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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What is the most interesting geographical feature in Sweden for you?

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Wednesday at 5:44 pm
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Hejsan Ruba!


Jag älskar Stockholms skärgård! Jag hoppas att du också får chansen att besöka den!


Ha det bra!

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Wednesday at 2:05 am
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Hej allihopa!


Jag vill gärna besöka allt ! :sunglasses:

Men jag är förtjust i Stockholm och alla sina öar; så jag vill bäst besöka Stockholmsskärgård.


Tack och hälsningar!


Ruba