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
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?
When I was much younger, my older brother went on an Erasmus exchange to Bilbao for 6 months and came back speaking fluent Basque. Therefore, after a year and a half in Stockholm I imagined that I would be at least be conversational in Swedish. Well, in fact, no. There are many reasons for this.… Read More It’s all Swedish to me
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
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!
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
Yes, it seems like almost everybody in Sweden uses cards to pay instead of banknotes. I noticed this when I arrived here which wasn’t a complete shock since I knew that Sweden is one of the leading countries in adopting new technologies. You won’t be shocked to see people paying using cards in supermarkets, bookstores,… Read More Sweden loves cards!
As a person who comes from a relatively male dominated culture (keeping in mind that I’m also open minded), I have (or better say had) my Middle Eastern way of thinking when it comes to women’s football. Not that I had issues that women play football, on the contrary, I think it’s a very positive… Read More Sweden & women’s football (My story)
What do you do with yourself when you find a free weeknight? Well, get together with friends and make some sushi of course! At least that’s what a few of us thought last week. You can buy all the ingredients for making your own sushi from a local grocery store, although shopping at a local… Read More Homemade Sushi
Last month I found myself sitting in class and minding my own business when all of a sudden I started to have an incredible toothache in the back of my jaw. It was my wisdom tooth pressing in as it usually would once a month or so. I had stopped being surprised by the pain… Read More Acute dentistry