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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 19! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Health and Emergencies. These are five common Swedish natural disasters. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at SwedishPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Brandon:Engla, what’s our first word?
Engla:Storm
Brandon:Storm
Engla:(slow) Storm (regular) Storm
Brandon:Listeners, please repeat...
Engla:Storm
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Big storms usually occur more than once a year in Sweden, and since the beginning of the year 2000, there have been about thirty-three big storms. Due to rough weather and storms in 1994, over 850 people died in the sinking of Estonia, a cruise ferry from Estonia to Sweden.
Brandon:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla:(normal) I Sverige brukar man namnge stormar.
Brandon:In Sweden, storms are usually named.
Engla:(slow) I Sverige brukar man namnge stormar.
Brandon:Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla:Översvämning
Brandon:Flood
Engla:(slow) Översvämning (regular) Översvämning
Brandon:Listeners, please repeat...
Engla:Översvämning
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Floods can happen sometimes in Sweden when there's a long-lasting rain. In 2006, there was a big flood in Gothenburg that caused a lot of problems such as soccer game cancellations, and shopping malls being flooded.
Brandon:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla:(normal) Man gräver diken för att förhindra översvämningar.
Brandon:You dig ditches to prevent floods.
Engla:(slow) Man gräver diken för att förhindra översvämningar.
Brandon:Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla:Lavin
Brandon:Avalanche
Engla:(slow) Lavin (regular) Lavin
Brandon:Listeners, please repeat...
Engla:Lavin
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Avalanches happen in Sweden too, and cause one death every other year on average. They happen mostly in northern Sweden, since that's where the biggest mountains and ski slopes are.
Brandon:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla:(normal) Laviner är inte så vanliga i Sverige, men du borde vara försiktig i alla fall.
Brandon:Avalanches aren't that common in Sweden, but you should be careful anyway.
Engla:(slow) Laviner är inte så vanliga i Sverige, men du borde vara försiktig i alla fall.
Brandon:Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla:Snöras
Brandon:Falling snow
Engla:(slow) Snöras (regular) Snöras
Brandon:Listeners, please repeat...
Engla:Snöras
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
After it has been snowing for a long time, and the snow gets packed up on rooftops, sometimes the snow falls down. As the heavy snow falls it often brings icicles with it and can cause injuries to people walking underneath. It's a big problem in Sweden during the winters.
Brandon:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla:(normal) På vintern kan man se många skyltar som varnar för snöras.
Brandon:In the winter, you can see a lot of signs warning about falling snow.
Engla:(slow) På vintern kan man se många skyltar som varnar för snöras.
Brandon:Okay, what’s the last word?
Engla:Hal is
Brandon:Slippery ice
Engla:(slow) Hal is (regular) Hal is
Brandon:Listeners, please repeat...
Engla:Hal is
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
The winter in Sweden is pretty cold, and there are often ice patches on the ground that are easy to slip on. It also causes lots of problems for transportation such as cars and buses. There are a lot of traffic accidents because of this.
Brandon:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla:(normal) Speciellt gamla ramlar ofta på hal is.
Brandon:Especially the elderly fall on slippery ice.
Engla:(slow) Speciellt gamla ramlar ofta på hal is.
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:Storm
[pause]Brandon:Storm
Engla:Översvämning
[pause]Brandon:Flood
Engla:Lavin
[pause]Brandon:Avalanche
Engla:Snöras
[pause]Brandon:Falling snow
Engla:Hal is
[pause]Brandon:Slippery ice

Outro

Brandon:There you have it – five natural disasters 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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Have you ever experienced any form of natural disaster? You can share your experience with us.

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Wednesday at 2:51 pm
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Hej Ruba och Anna!


Ruba, precis som Anna förklarade är snöras mindre än en lavin! Snöras kan komma från hustak.


Anna, thank you so much for explaining!! :sweat_smile: You did a great job haha


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Anna
Friday at 5:24 pm
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Hej ruba,


Jag är ledsen för att svara på engelska, min talad svenska är inte så bra ännu... ;)


I think the difference between lavin and snöras is the 'scale' of the falling snow and the location. In Germany, we call snöraset 'roof avalanche' -- houses in regions where there's much snow in the winter are even built with little railings on the roof to prevent those. A roof avalanche per se can't bring a house down (except maybe an unfortunately placed shed), but if the snow becomes too heavy and stays on the roof the weight can cause it to collapse.


Please, everybody, correct me if I have gotten it completely wrong :)


Cheers,

Anna

ruba
Monday at 7:39 pm
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Hej allihopa!


Nej, jag har aldrig upplevt en av dem.

Men jag förstod inte vad skillnaden mellan en lavin och snöraset är.

Kan ett hus rasa på grund av snöraset?


Ha det bra!

Ruba