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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 5! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to food and drink. We’ve handpicked five popular Swedish sweets and desserts. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at SwedishPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Brandon: Engla, what’s our first word?
Engla: Semla
Brandon: Sweet roll
Engla: (slow) Semla (regular) Semla
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Semla
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
This sweet roll is only served around the Day of the Semla in Sweden. It's a cardamom-spiced wheat bun filled with a mix of milk and almond paste, topped with whipped cream.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Svenskarna äter 40 miljoner semlor per år.
Brandon: The Swedes eat 40 million semla sweet rolls per year.
Engla: (slow) Svenskarna äter 40 miljoner semlor per år.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla: Lussekatt
Brandon: Saffron bun
Engla: (slow) Lussekatt (regular) Lussekatt
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Lussekatt
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Saffron buns are made during Christmas time, and contain lots of saffron and raisins. They are usually made in an S-shape.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) En lussekatt är ett bakverk som oftast äts på Lucia.
Brandon: A saffron bun is a pastry that is often eaten on Lucia.
Engla: (slow) En lussekatt är ett bakverk som oftast äts på Lucia.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla: Pepparkaka
Brandon: Gingerbread cookie
Engla: (slow) Pepparkaka (regular) Pepparkaka
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat:
Engla: Pepparkaka
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Gingerbread cookies in Sweden are usually very thin, flavored with cloves, cinnamon, and cardamom. They're made and eaten during Christmas time.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) En pepparkaka kan ha vilken form som helst.
Brandon: A gingerbread cookie can have whatever shape possible.
Engla: (slow) En pepparkaka kan ha vilken form som helst.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla: Ostkaka
Brandon: Swedish cheesecake
Engla: (slow) Ostkaka (regular) Ostkaka
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Ostkaka
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
This dish is made by adding rennet to milk and letting the casein coagulate. Cream, sugar, eggs, almonds, and bitter almonds are added to create a batter. It is then baked in an oven and served warm with whipped cream and jam.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Ostkaka har funnits sedan medeltiden.
Brandon: Swedish cheesecake has been around since the Medieval period.
Engla: (slow) Ostkaka har funnits sedan medeltiden.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Engla: Lakrits
Brandon: Liquorice
Engla: (slow) Lakrits (regular) Lakrits
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat:
Engla: Lakrits
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Liquorice is a very popular candy in Sweden. It's a black candy made from the extract of the roots of liquorice plants.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Många barn gillar inte lakrits.
Brandon: Many children don't like liquorice.
Engla: (slow) Många barn gillar inte lakrits.
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: Semla
[pause]Brandon: Sweet roll
Engla: Lussekatt
[pause]Brandon: Saffron bun
Engla: Pepparkaka
[pause]Brandon: Gingerbread cookie
Engla: Ostkaka
[pause]Brandon: Swedish cheesecake
Engla: Lakrits
[pause]Brandon: Liquorice

Outro

Brandon: There you have it – five sweets and desserts 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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