Why Facebook should change the relationship status to Swedish

In the brief period of my stay here in Sweden, I have encountered some words that are so perfect, that I want to buy them coffee, ask them out on a date, and maybe ask them to marry me. Each of these words captures a unique relationship dynamic more precisely than “roomies” or “partners” and it shows how the language… Read More Why Facebook should change the relationship status to Swedish

Swedification – what does it mean to me?

I actually have already written about a number of ways in which Sweden has changed me in a previous post, which you can read here: https://studentblogski.wordpress.com/2015/04/01/how-has-life-at-ki-changed-me-let-me-count-the-ways/. Almost an entire year has passed since then: a whole year of cinnamon buns, postal tardiness and gender equality. Whilst it is likely that I will leave Stockholm come… Read More Swedification – what does it mean to me?

Swedish as a second language

Hello everyone, Swedish as a second language is an English translation of a natural successor of the Swedish for immigrants (SFI) course and is officially called Svenska som andraspråk, also known as SAS. Have you ever thought about applying for a job in Sweden, you should seriously consider improving your Swedish skills. Having at least limited proficiency is also… Read More Swedish as a second language

Admitted to the Master Programme in Biomedicine at KI!

Today is the day when the results from the first selection round to the master programmes are presented at universityadmissions.se and as you can figure out from the title of this post, I am soooooo happy right now. I got accepted to my first choise, the general Master programme in Biomedicine at KI. I really wanted… Read More Admitted to the Master Programme in Biomedicine at KI!

7 Swedish words that English speakers shouldn’t be confused about

As an expat in Sweden (although I do speak Swedish), I sometimes find it difficult not to laugh at some of the Swedish words that have the exact same spelling of English words, but mean something extremely different. Amazingly enough, some of these words are so commonly used that you can almost hear or read… Read More 7 Swedish words that English speakers shouldn’t be confused about