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Swedish Culture

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?
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.
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?
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.
Death Cleaning And Other Decluttering Traditions Around The World

Death Cleaning And Other Decluttering Traditions Around The World

What do feng shui, the KonMari method, and Swedish death cleaning all have in common? They’re not just trendy — they also reveal something about the cultures they came from.
Quiz: Which Country Best Matches Your Personal Style?

Quiz: Which Country Best Matches Your Personal Style?

Fashion varies depending on the country you’re in. So instead of changing your signature look, you can just change your location.
6 Foreign Language Memes That’ll Make You Feel More Worldly

6 Foreign Language Memes That’ll Make You Feel More Worldly

Who said international memes weren’t a valid language-learning tool?
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.’
Top 5 Winter Survival Secrets From Scandinavia

Top 5 Winter Survival Secrets From Scandinavia

Ever wondered how you’d fare in a land of ceaseless darkness, biting winds and streets covered by a layer of glacial ice? Believe it or not — you’d actually manage just fine in Scandinavia. The secret is knowing and practicing the right survival techniques.
10 Steps To Swedify Yourself

10 Steps To Swedify Yourself

In addition to learning Swedish, following these ten steps will get you well on your way to being mistaken for a resident of Stockholm, Gothenburg or Malmö.