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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!
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?
The 20 Most Common Swedish Verbs

The 20 Most Common Swedish Verbs

What are the most important verbs in Swedish, how do you conjugate them and how do you use them? We’ve created a guide for you.
Why Are Americans So Obsessed With Scandinavian Culture?

Why Are Americans So Obsessed With Scandinavian Culture?

Mittens, mugs and chunky-knit socks: ‘hygge’ is the new ‘je ne sais quoi.’
Traveling With Dietary Restrictions? Here’s How To Order Food Abroad

Traveling With Dietary Restrictions? Here’s How To Order Food Abroad

Whether you’ve got a deadly tree-nut allergy or you’re just trying to stick to your paleo diet in carb-centric Italy, here are some handy translations to keep in your pocket.
13 Extremely Useful Swedish Words And Phrases (And How To Use Them)

13 Extremely Useful Swedish Words And Phrases (And How To Use Them)

These are the words and phrases you need to know if you want to speak Swedish like a genuine Swede. Read on, because you won’t learn these in any language class.