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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Swedish?

Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Swedish?

Does your knowledge of Swedish go past Ikea and meatballs?
The Sundry Sounds Of Onomatopoeia In Different Languages

The Sundry Sounds Of Onomatopoeia In Different Languages

Just about every language contains words that sound exactly like what they mean. And they’re often quite cute.
How To Host The Perfect Swedish Dinner Party

How To Host The Perfect Swedish Dinner Party

Hint: you’ve got options beyond IKEA meatballs.
Culture City: A Scandinavian Experience In Your Backyard

Culture City: A Scandinavian Experience In Your Backyard

In this installment of Culture City, we visited an international hotspot for Nordic culture and got our Scandinavian fix, no passport needed.
The Scandinavian Languages: 3 For The Price Of One?

The Scandinavian Languages: 3 For The Price Of One?

What’s the difference between Swedish, Danish and Norwegian? What are the similarities? If you know one of the languages, do you know them all? Let’s have a closer look!
The Surprising Origins of Swedish Surnames

The Surprising Origins of Swedish Surnames

Did you know that many Swedish surnames have literal meanings that can unlock their history? Swedish surnames often originate from ancestors’ names or are words that describe nature or even characteristics. Learn how to decipher some famous examples and discover the history behind them!
How To Say Hello In Swedish

How To Say Hello In Swedish

How do you say hello in Swedish? We’ll show you how to start a conversation in Sweden, whether it’s with your boss or a good friend.
How Many People Speak Swedish, And Where Is It Spoken?

How Many People Speak Swedish, And Where Is It Spoken?

Hint: there are far fewer Swedish speakers than IKEA shoppers in the world.
5 Of The Best Podcasts For Swedish Language Learners

5 Of The Best Podcasts For Swedish Language Learners

Whether you’re reinforcing your language essentials or catching up on Swedish murder mysteries, listening to these podcasts totally counts as studying.
How To Talk About Mental Health In 6 Different Languages

How To Talk About Mental Health In 6 Different Languages

‘Self-care’ has become a major buzzword in the U.S. amid a burgeoning movement to destigmatize mental illness. Do other cultures discuss mental health as openly?
Quiz: Which Country’s Mulled Wine Should You Try?

Quiz: Which Country’s Mulled Wine Should You Try?

Don’t know what warm wine drink to have this winter? To aid you in your mulled wine quest, we created a quiz that will point you in the right direction.
The American Obsession With Ikea

The American Obsession With Ikea

In the over 30 years since the company opened in the United States, IKEA has fully infiltrated American culture. Here are a few reasons why.
5 Tricks That Helped Me To Start Speaking Swedish In One Week

5 Tricks That Helped Me To Start Speaking Swedish In One Week

We gave 6 people just seven days to start speaking Danish, Swedish or Norwegian — with nothing but the Babbel app to help them! Here, one of our Swedish learners shares the 5 tricks that got her speaking Swedish in just one week.
Here Are 47 Ways To Tell Someone Off In Another Language

Here Are 47 Ways To Tell Someone Off In Another Language

Why settle for ‘buzz off’ when you can tell someone to ‘become dust’ in Turkish?