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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 21! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Transportation and around town. These are five well known Swedish shops or services in town. 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:Apotek
Brandon:Pharmacy
Engla:(slow) Apotek (regular) Apotek
Brandon:Listeners, please repeat...
Engla:Apotek
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Until 2009, the pharmacies were owned by the government. All pharmacies in Sweden still have approximately the same products though, and you can find a pharmacy almost anywhere.
Brandon:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla:(normal) År 2009 fanns det cirka 950 apotek i Sverige.
Brandon:In 2009 there were about 950 pharmacies in Sweden.
Engla:(slow) År 2009 fanns det cirka 950 apotek i Sverige.
Brandon:Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla:Systembolaget
Brandon:Government-owned liquor shop
Engla:(slow) Systembolaget (regular) Systembolaget
Brandon:Listeners, please repeat...
Engla:Systembolaget
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
A liquor chain store owned by the government. In Sweden, you cannot buy alcohol in any store other than this one.
Brandon:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla:(normal) Om man ser ut att vara under 25 år gammal måste man visa legitimation på systembolaget.
Brandon:If you look to be under 25 years old you have to show your ID at a government-owned liquor shop.
Engla:(slow) Om man ser ut att vara under 25 år gammal måste man visa legitimation på systembolaget.
Brandon:Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla:Bank
Brandon:Bank
Engla:(slow) Bank (regular) Bank
Brandon:Listeners, please repeat...
Engla:Bank
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
These days, most Swedish banks do not handle paper money, and you can only talk to them about savings, funds, and so on. You can only withdraw money from certain Swedish banks.
Brandon:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla:(normal) En av de största bankerna i Sverige är Nordea.
Brandon:One of the biggest banks in Sweden is Nordea.
Engla:(slow) En av de största bankerna i Sverige är Nordea.
Brandon:Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla:Bageri
Brandon:Bakery
Engla:(slow) Bageri (regular) Bageri
Brandon:Listeners, please repeat...
Engla:Bageri
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
In Swedish bakeries, you can find all kinds of bread, cakes, and sweet buns. It's common to order a birthday cake at a bakery, usually a so-called princess cake.
Brandon:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla:(normal) Om man jobbar i ett bageri börjar man tidigt på morgonen.
Brandon:If you work in a bakery you start early in the morning.
Engla:(slow) Om man jobbar i ett bageri börjar man tidigt på morgonen.
Brandon:Okay, what’s the last word?
Engla:Bensinmack
Brandon:Gas station
Engla:(slow) Bensinmack (regular) Bensinmack
Brandon:Listeners, please repeat...
Engla:Bensinmack
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
There will be a gas station almost anywhere you go in Sweden. You can find them along motorways and in the cities. There are also self-service ones.
Brandon:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla:(normal) En av de vanligaste bensinmackarna är Statoil.
Brandon:One of the most common gas stations is Statoil.
Engla:(slow) En av de vanligaste bensinmackarna är Statoil.
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:Apotek
[pause]Brandon:Pharmacy
Engla:Systembolaget
[pause]Brandon:Government-owned liqour shop
Engla:Bank
[pause]Brandon:Bank
Engla:Bageri
[pause]Brandon:Bakery
Engla:Bensinmack
[pause]Brandon:Gas station

Outro

Brandon:There you have it – five shops or services 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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