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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 9! In this lesson you'll learn 5 essential words related to Society and Culture. We’ve handpicked five words used for popular Swedish traditional clothing. You can find a complete list of vocabulary at SwedishPod101.com
FIVE KEY VOCABULARY ITEMS
Brandon: Engla, what’s our first word?
Engla: Förkläde
Brandon: Apron
Engla: (slow) Förkläde (regular) Förkläde
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Förkläde
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
In the Swedish traditional attire, women wear aprons on top of their dresses.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Förr i tiden trodde man att kvinnor som inte bar förkläde kunde få oäkta barn.
Brandon: In the past, people believed that women who didn't wear aprons would have illegitimate children.
Engla: (slow) Förr i tiden trodde man att kvinnor som inte bar förkläde kunde få oäkta barn.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla: Träskor
Brandon: Clogs
Engla: (slow) Träskor (regular) Träskor
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Träskor
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Clogs are commonly made in southern Sweden, and are used even today. In the 1970s and 1980s, Swedish clogs became popular fashion accessories.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Träskor är oftast målade för hand.
Brandon: Clogs are often painted by hand.
Engla: (slow) Träskor är oftast målade för hand.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla: Knäbyxor
Brandon: Breeches
Engla: (slow) Knäbyxor (regular) Knäbyxor
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Knäbyxor
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
In Swedish traditional attire men often wear breeches.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Till knäbyxor bar man också strumpor som gick över knät.
Brandon: With breeches you also wore socks that went above the knee.
Engla: (slow) Till knäbyxor bar man också strumpor som gick över knät.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the next word?
Engla: Axelduk
Brandon: Shoulder scarf
Engla: (slow) Axelduk (regular) Axelduk
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Axelduk
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Shoulder scarves were worn by women, and the scarves were usually colorful and had flower prints on them.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) En axelduk var ofta en gåva från den man som flickan skulle gifta sig med.
Brandon: A shoulder scarf was often a gift from the man that the girl would marry.
Engla: (slow) En axelduk var ofta en gåva från den man som flickan skulle gifta sig med.
Brandon: Okay, what’s the last word?
Engla: Lovikkavante
Brandon: Lovikka glove
Engla: (slow) Lovikkavante (regular) Lovikkavante
Brandon: Listeners, please repeat...
Engla: Lovikkavante
[pause - 5 sec.]
Brandon:
Lovikka gloves are thick white gloves with a colorful border at the wrists.
Brandon: Now let's hear a sample sentence using this word.
Engla: (normal) Lovikkavanten uppfanns år 1892.
Brandon: The Lovikka glove was invented in the year 1892.
Engla: (slow) Lovikkavanten uppfanns år 1892.
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: Förkläde
[pause]Brandon: Apron
Engla: Träskor
[pause]Brandon: Clogs
Engla: Knäbyxor
[pause]Brandon: Breeches
Engla: Axelduk
[pause]Brandon: Shoulder scarf
Engla: Lovikkavante
[pause]Brandon: Lovikka glove

Outro

Brandon: There you have it – five types of traditional clothing 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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