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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 17! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to People and Homes. These are five common things found in a Swedish home. 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:Smörkniv
Brandon:Butter knife
Engla:(slow) Smörkniv (regular) Smörkniv
Brandon:Listeners, please repeat...
Engla:Smörkniv
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Old traditional butter knives in Sweden are made from wood. They're still commonly used, and most Swedes have them in their homes.
Brandon:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla:(normal) Många barn gör egna smörknivar av trä i skolan.
Brandon:Many children make their own butter knives from wood in school.
Engla:(slow) Många barn gör egna smörknivar av trä i skolan.
Brandon:Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla:Bergvärme
Brandon:Downhole heat exchanger
Engla:(slow) Bergvärme (regular) Bergvärme
Brandon:Listeners, please repeat...
Engla:Bergvärme
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
The downhole heat exchanger is getting more common in Swedish houses. It's a cheap and effective way of heating up your house using heat from the ground.
Brandon:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla:(normal) Att skaffa bergvärme är en bra investering, och man sparar mycket pengar på att ha det.
Brandon:To install a downhole heat exchanger is a very good investment, and you save lots of money by having it.
Engla:(slow) Att skaffa bergvärme är en bra investering, och man sparar mycket pengar på att ha det.
Brandon:Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla:Lekstuga
Brandon:playhouse
Engla:(slow) Lekstuga (regular) Lekstuga
Brandon:Listeners, please repeat...
Engla:Lekstuga
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
A playhouse is found in almost every Swedish garden. It is often built as a miniature version of the house you're living in. It's used for children to play in.
Brandon:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla:(normal) Barnen brukar ha tebjudningar i sina lekstugor, och bjuda in de vuxna.
Brandon:The children usually have tea parties in their play houses, and invite the adults.
Engla:(slow) Barnen brukar ha tebjudningar i sina lekstugor, och bjuda in de vuxna.
Brandon:Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla:Lergryta
Brandon:Clay pot
Engla:(slow) Lergryta (regular) Lergryta
Brandon:Listeners, please repeat...
Engla:Lergryta
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
This clay pot is mainly used for cooking meat and chicken, and is commonly found in Swedish households, especially in the homes of the elderly.
Brandon:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla:(normal) På 1970-talet blev en lergryta från Tyskland väldigt populär i Sverige.
Brandon:In the 1970s clay pots from Germany became very popular in Sweden.
Engla:(slow) På 1970-talet blev en lergryta från Tyskland väldigt populär i Sverige.
Brandon:Okay, what’s the last word?
Engla:Gästrum
Brandon:Guest room
Engla:(slow) Gästrum (regular) Gästrum
Brandon:Listeners, please repeat...
Engla:Gästrum
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Swedes tend to live in rather large homes, and therefore it's common to have an extra room used as a guest room.
Brandon:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla:(normal) Många kombinerar gästrum med bibliotek.
Brandon:Many people combine the guest room and library.
Engla:(slow) Många kombinerar gästrum med bibliotek.
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:Smörkniv
[pause]Brandon:Butter knife
Engla:Bergvärme
[pause]Brandon:Downhole heat exchanger
Engla:Lekstuga
[pause]Brandon:Play house
Engla:Lergryta
[pause]Brandon:Clay pot
Engla:Gästrum
[pause]Brandon:Guest room

Outro

Brandon:There you have it – five common things in the home 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 else are you expecting to find inside a Swedish home?

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Wednesday at 1:20 pm
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Hej Ruba!


Ah, jag förstår!

Man kan kanske säga "de har en speciell känsla".

Det tycker jag låter bättre! :thumbsup:


Ha det bra!

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ruba
Monday at 9:18 pm
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Hej Engla!


Jag menar att när man kommer in i ett svenskt hus, då vet man att det är ett svenskt hus.

Kanske borde jag ha sagt (special natur).

Hoppas att du förstår mig.


Ha det bra!

Ruba

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Monday at 5:45 pm
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Hej Ruba!


Vad menar du med "specialtecken" ? :innocent:


Ha det bra!

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ruba
Saturday at 12:00 am
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Hej allihopa!


Jag tror att svenska hus är enkla, men också har ett specialtecken.


Ha det bra!

Ruba