Tagged: English

How I try new foods

When you can’t speak the language correctly, you never know what you might get.

Vegetables are Green Things

On episode 59 of the podcast…. Zayna, from California, enjoys the literal translations of Swedish words, like grönsaker, gives us...

#56 A Patrick for Saint Patricks Day

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
#56 A Patrick for Saint Patricks Day
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Patrick was born in Detroit to Irish parents and has been in Sweden 3 years. We talk about Detroit, Swedish...

#55 Insects are Not Allowed as Food in Sweden

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
#55 Insects are Not Allowed as Food in Sweden
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Patrick was born in Zimbabwe, raised in South Africa and now lives in Sweden. He really appreciates being here even...

#44 Turn at the Robot

On this week’s expat podcast episode, Samantha, from South Africa, runs Stockholm Girl Gone International, an online group for expat...

#44 Turn at the Robot

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
#44 Turn at the Robot
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Samantha, from South Africa, runs Girl Gone International, an online group for expat tips and meetups. We talk language mistakes,...

#22 The Stockholm Writers Festival

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Catherine, the organizer of the Stockholm Writers Festival, talks to us about the upcoming festival, Valborg and Eurovision (yes, it’s...

#6 Lucia Day has Major Health and Safety Issues

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Life in the Land of the Ice and Snow
#6 Lucia Day has Major Health and Safety Issues
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Rachel, from the UK, discusses her hatred of saffron buns and Lucia, why you can’t name your kid Lucifer here,...

Boxing day

It is only this year that I learned what “Boxing day” means. Most Americans have heard this term and I...

More language mistakes

Why do Swedes have to make the word “to hear” (höra) and “whore” (hora) so similar? This is really bad...

Å

In Swedish, sometimes just one letter can mean a whole word. “i” means “in” “Ö” means island “Å” can mean...

Fill in the blank

I’ve realized that speaking a second language (not very well) is often like playing a fill-in-the-blank game.  I was talking...

English vs. Italian

I’ve been looking through the job bank at opportunities for one of my Italian friends looking for a new job. ...

Disturbing

Yesterday my 5-year old son said, “Mamma, when you are killed I will be old.” Mistake in English or warning?

English

Conversation I had on the phone today: Me: Hello, I’m calling about…. Lady: Speak English please. Me: I AM speaking...

Thank’s God

While I was looking up restaurants today on the main restaurant site for Stockholm, I found some information on Thank’s...

Watch your language

I am usually very careful about the expressions I use around people who don’t have English as a first language,...