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Ten false friends in the Swedish language
Photo: The Uppsala Koala

Ten false friends in the Swedish language

Never, ever take the Swedish language at face value. This is a language where "puss" means "kiss" and "kiss" means "pee". And that's just the beginning... READ  

Fashion Week
The Local's ultimate A - Z of Swedish fashion
A fashion show in Stockholm. Photo: Christine Ohlsson/TT

The Local's ultimate A - Z of Swedish fashion

Fashion Week struts onto the catwalk on Tuesday, and it's critical to be prepared. Want to know who are Sweden's best ateliers, fashion labels and most stylish fashionistas? The Local revisits the ultimate A to Z guide of Swedish fashion. READ  

JobTalk Sweden
Five golden rules for the Swedish job hunt

Five golden rules for the Swedish job hunt

So you're looking for a job, but you don't know where to start. Well don't fret, we've talked to a career expert who explained role-playing, selling yourself, and playing by the Swedish rules. READ  

Stockholm
What do the Swedes do when summer's over?
Photo: Isabela Vrba

What do the Swedes do when summer's over?

The heatwave is well and truly over, the days are getting shorter, and winter is coming. With this in mind, The Local's Isabela Vrba chatted to ten Stockholmers about how they plan to tackle the autumn. READ  

Elections 2014
'Sweden Democrats hold the key to elections'
Jimmie Åkesson. Photo: Bertil Ericson/TT

'Sweden Democrats hold the key to elections'

With national elections around the corner, political scientist Stig-Björn Ljunggren says there's a hive of activity behind the scenes, and that the right-wing nationalist party could end up being the key player. READ  

Elections 2014
Sweden elections: How do they work?
Casting a vote. Photo: Shutterstock

Sweden elections: How do they work?

National, regional, and local elections are taking place in Sweden on September 14th. Whether you're a first-time voter or a fresh armchair observer, The Local's beginners' guide will answer the key questions you were too afraid to ask. READ  

Sweden and the Bronx
Swedes celebrate 375th anniversary of the Bronx
The Bronx. Photo:Shutterstock.

Swedes celebrate 375th anniversary of the Bronx

What do the Bronx and Sweden have in common? More than an affiliation with the Yankees, it turns out. And one small Swedish town is about to make that abundantly clear. READ  

JobTalk Sweden
The Swedish mentor (and why you may need one)
The road to mentorship. Photo:Shutterstock.

The Swedish mentor (and why you may need one)

Sometimes the key to advancing your Swedish career is latching onto a mentor. A career expert talks us through exactly what a mentor does, how you can get one for yourself, and why you might need one. READ  

Top ten literal Swedish words

Top ten literal Swedish words

Swedish can at times be a hilariously literal language and The Local has put together a few choice cuts for your light-hearted amusement. READ  

Islamic extremist shakes Sweden with TV threat
Säpo's head offices. Photo: Janerik Henriksson/TT

Islamic extremist shakes Sweden with TV threat

An Islamic extremist who threatened Sweden on Arabic TV has police on alert. One terror expert says the threat should be taken seriously, and that Sweden is in desperate need of a counter-extremism programme. READ  

Kiruna residents talk life in a town on the move
Johanna says it's strange to think the town where she learned to ride a bike will be gone. Photo: Oliver Gee

Kiruna residents talk life in a town on the move

Not everyone in the mining town of Kiruna is happy that the town is being shifted three kilometres down the road. The Local catches up with residents of Sweden's northernmost town to find out more. READ  

Swedish dad takes gamer kids to warzone
Carl-Magnus Helgegren took his two video-gaming sons to Israel. Photo: CM Helgegren

Swedish dad takes gamer kids to warzone

A Swedish father has come under fire for taking his two sons on a trip to Israel, the West Bank and occupied Syria in order to teach them the reality of war. READ  

Elections 2014
'Feminism is about competition'
Photo: Yvonne Åsell/TT

'Feminism is about competition'

With elections right around the corner, The Local asks why feminism is such a hot topic in Sweden - which already tops the EU in gender equality. Political scientist Christina Bergqvist says equality feeds feminism. READ  

Exploring Sweden
Kebnekaise: How I tamed Sweden's highest peak
Sitting on top of Sweden.

Kebnekaise: How I tamed Sweden's highest peak

The Local's Oliver Gee has returned from climbing the highest mountain in Sweden. He talks about the adventure, facing certain doom, and mosquitoes the size of golf balls. READ  

JobTalk Sweden
Five golden rules for job applications in Sweden

Five golden rules for job applications in Sweden

The dreaded job application - but with a twist. For this month's JobTalk, we chat with a marketing manager at CareerBuilder about how to write the perfect application for a job in Sweden. READ  

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25 August

Hit och dit, här och där (The Swedish Teacher) »

" Hej igen! A common challenge for Swedish language students are the location adverbs hit/här, dit/där, hem/hemma etc. Some of the location adverbs come in two versions. We should use one type of location adverb when we use a verb describes where we are, and we should use the other type of location adverb when we the verb..." READ »

 

25 August

The Dollar Store (Blogweiser) »

"A dollar store in Sweden. Blog post: http://t.co/tNuuvcP1q0 #USD #greenbacks #sweden #sverige pic.twitter.com/RHFAYf7U1k — Joel Sherwood (@joeldsherwood) August 23, 2014 There’s a chain here in Sweden called The DollarStore. This name always stood out to me in a country where they don’t use dollars. I went there for the first time this weekend. They actually accepted greenbacks..." READ »

 
 
 
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