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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 22! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Transportation and around town. These are five popular Swedish chain stores. 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:H and M
Brandon:H and M
Engla:(slow) H and M (regular) H and M
Brandon:Listeners, please repeat...
Engla:H and M
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
H and M is a popular Swedish clothing line that sells cheap but well-designed clothes for all ages. H and M now exists in 43 countries.
Brandon:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla:(normal) H and M står för Hennes och Mauritz.
Brandon:H and M stands for Hennes and Mauritz.
Engla:(slow) H and M står för Hennes och Mauritz.
Brandon:Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla:IKEA
Brandon:IKEA
Engla:(slow) IKEA (regular) IKEA
Brandon:Listeners, please repeat...
Engla:IKEA
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
IKEA is a Swedish furniture company that has shops in 38 countries. IKEA was founded by Ingvar Kamprad in 1943. Ingvar was then seventeen years old. IKEA sells low-priced, well-designed furniture. IKEA uses one percent of the earth's wood supply.
Brandon:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla:(normal) IKEAs produkter är döpta efter svenska namn, städer, ord och saker.
Brandon:IKEA's products are named after Swedish names, cities, words, and things.
Engla:(slow) IKEAs produkter är döpta efter svenska namn, städer, ord och saker.
Brandon:Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla:ICA
Brandon:ICA
Engla:(slow) ICA (regular) ICA
Brandon:Listeners, please repeat...
Engla:ICA
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
ICA is the name of a Swedish grocery store. It comes in different sizes—from ICA Nära, which is comparable to a convenience store, to the huge MAXI ICA Stormarknad, or supermarket.
Brandon:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla:(normal) ICA har även en egen bank som heter ICA Banken.
Brandon:ICA also has their own bank called ICA Banken.
Engla:(slow) ICA har även en egen bank som heter ICA Banken.
Brandon:Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla:Gina Tricot
Brandon:Gina Tricot
Engla:(slow) Gina Tricot (regular) Gina Tricot
Brandon:Listeners, please repeat...
Engla:Gina Tricot
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Gina Tricot is a Swedish fashion brand, and it has about 170 stores around Scandinavia and Germany. They sell clothes for women of all ages, but mostly around the age of seventeen to twenty-five years old.
Brandon:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla:(normal) På Gina Tricots huvudkontor är 94% kvinnor.
Brandon:At Gina Tricot's head office, 94 percent are women.
Engla:(slow) På Gina Tricots huvudkontor är 94% kvinnor.
Brandon:Okay, what’s the last word?
Engla:MAX hamburgare
Brandon:MAX hamburgers
Engla:(slow) MAX hamburgare (regular) MAX hamburgare
Brandon:Listeners, please repeat...
Engla:MAX hamburgare
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
MAX is a Swedish hamburger fast food restaurant that has over a hundred restaurants in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Dubai.
Brandon:Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla:(normal) MAX hamburgare försöker att ge funktionshindrade en chans till arbete.
Brandon:MAX hamburgers are trying to give people with disabilities a chance to work.
Engla:(slow) MAX hamburgare försöker att ge funktionshindrade en chans till arbete.
QUIZ
Brandon:Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the words you just learned? Engla will give you the Swedish – please repeat it out loud! Are you ready?
Engla:H and M
[pause]Brandon:H and M
Engla:IKEA
[pause]Brandon:IKEA
Engla:ICA
[pause]Brandon:ICA
Engla:Gina Tricot
[pause]Brandon:Gina Tricot
Engla:MAX hamburgare
[pause]Brandon:MAX hamburgers

Outro

Brandon:There you have it – five popular chain stores 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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