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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 2! In this lesson you'll learn five essential words related to food and drink. We’ve handpicked five well-known Swedish foods. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at SwedishPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Brandon: Engla, what’s our first word?
Engla: Kräftor
Brandon: Crayfish
Engla: (slow) Kräftor (regular) Kräftor
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Kräftor
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Crayfish is a shellfish which looks like a small lobster. In Sweden, it’s boiled with lots of dill, beer, and other spices and eaten in summer. Crayfish season starts in August.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Kräftor är svarta från början, men blir röda när de kokas.
Brandon: Crayfish are black to begin with, but become red when they're boiled.
Engla: (slow) Kräftor är svarta från början, men blir röda när de kokas.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla: Janssons Frestelse
Brandon: Jansson's temptation
Engla: (slow) Janssons Frestelse (regular) Janssons Frestelse
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Janssons Frestelse
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Jansson's Temptation is a potato casserole with lots of cream, onions, and anchovies. It's usually eaten around the holidays such as Christmas and Midsummer.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Janssons frestelse är enkel att göra.
Brandon: Jansson's temptation is easy to make.
Engla: (slow) Janssons frestelse är enkel att göra.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla: Surströmming
Brandon: Fermented herring
Engla: (slow) Surströmming (regular) Surströmming
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Surströmming
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Fermented herring is basically aged canned herring. It's been called the smelliest food in the world. It's commonly eaten in the Northern parts of Sweden around summer.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Surströmming är förbjudet att ha med sig på flygplan.
Brandon: Fermented herring is not allowed to be brought on an airplane.
Engla: (slow) Surströmming är förbjudet att ha med sig på flygplan.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla: Julskinka
Brandon: Christmas ham
Engla: (slow) Julskinka (regular) Julskinka
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Julskinka
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Christmas ham is eaten around the Christmas season. It's a boiled or baked ham, coated with a mixture of mustard and egg, and breaded with breadcrumbs.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Man kan köpa färdiggjord julskinka.
Brandon: You can buy pre-made Christmas ham.
Engla: (slow) Man kan köpa färdiggjord julskinka.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Engla: Köttbullar
Brandon: Swedish Meatballs
Engla: (slow) Köttbullar (regular) Köttbullar
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Köttbullar
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Traditional Swedish meatballs are made with ground beef, bread crumbs, onions, and cream. They're usually eaten together with mashed potatoes and lingonberry jam.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Barn brukar gilla köttbullar.
Brandon: Children usually like meatballs.
Engla: (slow) Barn brukar gilla köttbullar.
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: Kräftor
[pause]Brandon: Crayfish
Engla: Janssons Frestelse
[pause]Brandon: Jansson's temptation
Engla: Surströmming
[pause]Brandon: Fermented herring
Engla: Julskinka
[pause]Brandon: Christmas ham
Engla: Köttbullar
[pause]Brandon: Swedish Meatballs

Outro

Brandon: There you have it – five popular Swedish foods! 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 do you know about Swedish cuisine?

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Monday at 10:28 pm
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Hej Adolf,

Tycker du Janssons frestelse ser läcker ut? (Do you think Janssons frestelse looks delicious?)

Jag tycker kanelbullar smakar fantastiskt. (I think cinnamon buns taste fantastic.) :grin:


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Adolf
Thursday at 6:18 am
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Jag söker några bilder :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


Janssons Frestelse ser läcker :thumbsup:

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Wednesday at 1:59 pm
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Hej Ruba!


Åh, jag förstår! Jag hoppas att du kommer att trivas i Sverige!


"Rätt" betyder "correct", som i "rätt svar" (correct answer).

"Sann" betyder "true", som i "en sann historia" (a true story).


Hoppas du förstår bättre nu! :)


Ha det bra!

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ruba
Saturday at 8:26 pm
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Hej Engla!


Tack för dina korrigeringar!


Nej, min pappa är syrier, men han har flyttat in till Sverige, så jag ska följa efter honom.


Men var är skillnaden mellan (sann) och (rätt)?


Tack och hälsningar!


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Tuesday at 3:11 pm
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Hej Ruba!


Ja, det är lätt att glömma :innocent:

Istället för "sanna ordet", skulle jag nog säga "rätta ordet" :thumbsup:


Jaså! Vad roligt!

Är din pappa svensk, eller har han flyttat dit?


Du har några fel i din sista mening!

"...och jag ska åka till honom/följa efter honom om en månad. Därför studerar jag svenska och läser och lär mig om Sveriges kultur" vore bättre!


Tack så mycket för dina kommentarer!

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ruba
Sunday at 11:05 pm
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Ja, du har rätt. (Vad tror ni?)

Fastän jag har studerat det, glömmer jag ibland det sanna ordet.


Förresten, jag är inte i Sverige, men min pappa är, och jag ska följa honom om en månad, darför studerar jag svenska och läs och lär mig om Sveriges kultur.



Tack och hälsningar!


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Saturday at 6:00 pm
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Hej Ruba!


Du har rätt! Vi älskar skaldjur i Sverige! Som du kanske vet så äter vi mycket kräftor på sommaren!


You've got a tiny tiny mistake in your last sentence!

"vad tror ni?" would be more correct :innocent:


Ha det bra!

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ruba
Wednesday at 8:19 pm
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Hej allihopa!


Jag har vetat att svenskarna har en känd varmrätt som kallas köttbullar.

Jag antar att svenskarna älskar skaldjur också, vad tror er?


Tack så mycket.


Ruba