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Coffee Break Swedish

CBSw 1.26 | Varför lär du dig svenska?

Welcome back to another lesson of Coffee Break Swedish! This time, Hanna and Mark are taking a dive into some more technical aspects of the Swedish language and look at how to ask the question “why” using the word varför. We also explore the different ways in which the word order can change when we

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CBSw 1.25 | Jag tycker om kaffe

Welcome back to another lesson of Coffee Break Swedish with teacher Hanna and learner Mark. In Lesson 25 we learn to talk about likes and dislikes so that we can discuss our favourite hobbies with our Swedish speaking friends. By the end of the lesson you will be able to express what you like doing

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CBSw 1.24 | Hur ser han ut?

In Lesson 24 of Coffee Break Swedish, we’re moving on to a brand new topic as we’re talking about descriptions so we can describe how people look. This topic gives teacher Hanna the perfect opportunity to teach learner Mark about adjective agreements in Swedish. We also learn some key vocabulary for items of clothing. Don’t

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CBSw 1.23 | Jag behöver värktabletter

Welcome back to another lesson of Coffee Break Swedish! We’re taking the topic of health a step further this week as Hanna and Mark equip us with everything we need to know for a trip to the doctor or pharmacy in a Swedish-speaking area. In doing so, we learn more about the tricky topic of

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CBSw 1.22 | Jag har ont i huvudet

In Lesson 22 of Coffee Break Swedish, we explore the words used for different body parts and learn how to describe any aches or pains we may feel in those body parts so that we can cope with a trip to the doctor or pharmacy. As health issues are at the forefront of everyone’s mind

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CBSw 1.21 | Vad är det för väder?

Hanna and Mark back after our short break and in this week’s lesson we are covering a topic which everyone loves talking about – the weather! Hanna teaches us how to describe the weather in Swedish, both in the present tense and in the future tense. We also get to look at some sentences describing

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Kulturhörnan 05 – Samisk kultur i Sverige – Coffee Break Swedish Culture

It’s the fifth and final episode of Kulturhörnan – “culture corner”, and we’re rounding off the series by welcoming a special guest, Irena Dahl, who is an ambassador for the Sami language and culture. In the episode Irena teaches Mark some Northern Sami and explains more about this fascinating culture. We also learn some new

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Kulturhörnan 04 – Nobelpriset – Coffee Break Swedish Culture

We’re back with another episode of our mini Swedish culture series, Kulturhörnan – “culture corner”, and this time we’re learning about one of the most influential Swedes, Alfred Nobel. Join Mark and Lovisa as they discuss his life and work, as well as some nyårslöften (New Year’s Resolutions).

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Kulturhörnan 03 – Julafton – Coffee Break Swedish Culture

In the latest episode of our our mini Swedish culture series, Kulturhörnan – “culture corner”, we learn about a typical Swedish Christmas celebration, ett svenskt julfirande. Join Mark and Lovisa as they talk about they type of food which is normally eaten and the gifts that are exchanged during this celebration.

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Kulturhörnan 02 – Lucia – Coffee Break Swedish Culture

Our normal Coffee Break Swedish lessons will return in the new year, but in the meantime it’s the perfect time to find out a little more about Swedish culture with our mini-series, Kulturhörnan – “culture corner”. In this episode, Lovisa tells us about a very popular tradition that takes place on 13th December all across

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Kulturhörnan 01 – Aventsljusstaken – Coffee Break Swedish Culture

Our normal Coffee Break Swedish lessons will return in the new year, but in the meantime it’s the perfect time to find out a little more about Swedish culture with our mini-series, Kulturhörnan – “culture corner”. In this episode Lovisa tells Mark about the tradition of placing an Adventsljsstake in your window in the run-up

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CBSw 1.20 | Får jag fråga en sak?

In this special episode marking the end of the first half of our Coffee Break Swedish course for beginners, we’re putting everything we’ve learned so far to the test with teacher Hanna and learner Mark. We’re also joined by native speaker Lovisa who features in an extended conversation with Hanna. Listen to the episode to

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CBSw 1.19 | Hur mycket är klockan?

Do you know how to tell the time in Swedish? We’re covering this very important topic in Episode 19 of Coffee Break Swedish. Native speaker Hanna teaches learner Mark how to talk about different times of the day and breaks down various ways of expressing the time in Swedish. Be sure to revise your numbers

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CBSw 1.18 | Tåget avgår kl 18:23

Join teacher Hanna and leaner Mark in the latest episode of Coffee Break Swedish for beginners. Last time we spoke about getting around the town, and in this lesson we’re continuing with the theme of transport as we’re learning more about travelling by tåg (train). By the end of the lesson you’ll know all of

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CBSw 1.17 | Jag vill hyra en cykel

In this week’s episode of Coffee Break Swedish we’re learning how to get about the town. Teacher Hanna explains the different ways to get around in Stockholm and teaches us how to buy a ticket. We’ll also be learning some new greetings so that we can say ‘hello’ in Swedish in different ways.

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CBSw 1.16 | Har ni dalahästar

In the latest episode of Coffee Break Swedish we’re going shopping! We’ll develop a range of new structures which will help us increase our confidence and mastery of Swedish. We’ll also learn how to use the language in a variety of situations where we need to buy things while in a Swedish-speaking area.

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CBSw 1.15 | Nittonhundrasjuttiofyra

In this week’s marathon lesson, Hanna teaches us all of the numbers we need to know (from 11-1000) so that we can confidently pay for things and deal with dates and appointments. Not only that, we’ll also learn the words for days of the week and months of the year so don’t miss this important

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CBSw 1.14 | Jag har bokat ett rum

Now that we’ve mastered the art of ordering in a Swedish restaurant, we’re introducing a new theme in this week’s episode of Coffee Break Swedish. Join native speaker, Hanna as she teaches Mark the key words and phrases to use when checking into a hotel or hostel in Sweden.

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CBSw 1.13 | Har ni något ledigt bord?

We’re heading to a Swedish restaurant this week to put everything we’ve been learning over the past few weeks into practise. By the end of this episode we’ll be able to order confidently when dining out in Sweden. Emma, our Cultural Correspondent, also tells us all about husmanskost – traditional home-cooked Swedish food. Smaklig måltid!

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CBSw 1.12 | Vad vill du beställa?

Hej! We hope you’re feeling hungry as this week’s episode of Coffee Break Swedish is all about food! In Episode 11, we learned how to order drinks and cakes in a café. We’re taking this a step further this week as we’re learning how to order food and understand a lunch menu. We’ll hear lots