Anonymous asked: Swedish, as a language, reminds me of noodles. It's just a very noodly language to me. What do you think about that?
You know I’ve heard a lot of adjectives describing what Swedish is like but this is the first time I’ve heard “noodly” :D I’ve been sitting here thinking about this and I still don’t fully understand what that means exactly hahaha
Anonymous asked: Hi, I was wandering around the internet and looking for opinions on the swedish language as I am incredibly curious as to what the world thinks of the swedish language. Personally, I LOVE swedish and I think it is incredibly beautiful, I loved to see someone appreciate it as much as I do! But I felt I had to inform you, even though it is very interesting, your post on the swedish word "lagom" has an explanation that is sadly just a myth. It does not derive from "laget om" in the Viking Age.
Oh, well thank you for telling me about that word. I only reblogged it as I saw it on my dash and thought it would be an interesting addition to the blog. I was not aware so much of the origin, but I will remember that now :)
Yes, Swedish is a beautiful language and I can only wonder why it’s not more appreciated in the world. :)
Anonymous asked: Do you speak Swedish? :3
I can speak some Swedish. It’s very shaky as I haven’t had much practice with speaking. I can understand a lot more when I read :)
Anonymous asked: are there any Swedish-language movies you would recommend?
Hmm…my favorite Swedish movies are:
- I rymden finns inga känslor (Simple Simon)
- Ondskan (Evil)
- Patrik 1,5
- Tusen Gånger Starkare (A Thousand Times Stronger)
Those are my favorites. Here’s a great website that lets you watch Swedish movies (and foreign ones with Swedish subtitles/dubbing) for free: http://www.swefilmer.com
If you click on “Svenska” under “Categories”, you can see more Swedish movies for you to choose from :)
rin-tohsaka asked: Tack så mycket for this blog! I might be meeting my Swedish (and Finnish) relatives this coming summer so this blog is really helpful, as they all speak Swedish. :D
Hey, I’m glad to know you find this helpful! :D
Anonymous asked: Hej! I recently became interested (and probably obsessed) with Sweden and it's language. So, I'm interested in learning and I was wondering, could you give me advice on how to get myself started? The last time I did any languages was when I was 16 (about 2 years ago) so, it's been a while... Thanks :)
From experience, I personally think the best way to get started with any language is to have someone teach it to you, whether it’s attending a course or having a private instructor. When you’re first introduced to a new language, you’ll have a lot of questions and you’ll be confused by all the grammar rules, so it’s best to have someone to explain them to you and you can go to when you need help.
I understand that it might be hard to find someone to teach you Swedish. If so, there are great websites that will give you a solid foundation. Livemocha.com is one I’ve tried and would recommend. There’s also some great apps (like Babbel or Swedish in a Month).
It all depends on your learning style. Good luck :)
unicornespoop asked: Hej! I'm Swedish and I think your blog is amazing. Keep up the good work! (I've learned some grammar from you actually)
Oh wow, I’m glad you learned something from this even though you’re Swedish! Thank you :D
lenagothia asked: Hey :) I'm swedish and I really like your blog. Good work. x
Thank you! :D
If you’ve tried to access this blog for the past few days, you might have noticed that it didn’t show up. Unfortunately, I was stupid enough to fall for a phishing scam that’s been going on around Tumblr and it deleted all of my blogs (including this one).
I’ve fixed everything now and it’s all back to normal.
I know I haven’t update so much recently, so sorry about that. I’m hoping I can do so soon because I’m still learning Swedish and this blog has helped me a lot. Thanks for being patient and still following me. :)
highestclass asked: Swedish girl here and I was stunned when I saw that you were from the U.S, continue with the good work!
Hey, thank you very much! :)
Anonymous asked: How do you choose the words you post here?
I have a pile of sticky notes. Whenever I see a word I like (either through listening to music, watching movies, doing Swedish homework, etc), I write them down on the sticky note. When it’s time for me to make the pictures, I choose from the list of words I’ve written down. I like to vary topics so that I don’t end up with 10 food words in a row or something like that.
I use whatever words that can be given a clear, nice picture to go with it. I tend to ignore the ones that are too abstract. :)