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Learning Swedish, after Duolingo

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Hurray, you finished Duolingo! But now what? You already have a solid foundation and you can already get off to a good start. Yet there is still a lot to learn, for advanced students as well. Never stop learning. Daily conversations are something completely different than talking to an app. Below I list a few ideas of things you could do to learn more Swedish.

Swedish for advanced students (after Duolingo)

  • Clozemaster
  • Scrabble (online version)
  • Read book + create memory cards / flashcards for the words you do not know yet
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Skype lessons

Do you have any tips? Let me know in the comments!

Swedish newspapers & magazines

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One of the first things I looked up when I was learning Swedish (and could already read a bit of Swedish) was which newspapers and magazines they have in Sweden. Every time I am in Sweden, I buy a pile of Swedish newspapers and magazines so that I have some reading material and can cover the period until I go back. In the list below you will also find the links so that you can read the news and the articles online. Sometimes you need a subscription. For the time being I have limited myself to the most popular and nationally available editions.

Swedish newspapers magazines

Swedish newspapers

Certainly check out The Local. They offer news on Sweden, in English. Always fun to learn more about Swedish society and Swedish culture.

Swedish magazines

Women’s magazines

  • Amelia
  • Damernas Värld is one of the oldest Swedish magazines. They focus on fashion and beauty.
  • Elle, the Swedish version of the world known magazine.
  • Femina
  • Svensk Damtidning is also a real classic. The magazine was first edited in 1889. There is a lot of royal news in this magazine as well.
  • Tara – my personal favourite at the moment.

Men have their own magazine Café.


  • Hänt – Hänt i veckan – Hänt Extra: very thin gossip newspaper. Short and easy to read but don’t believe everything that’s in it!

Theme magazines

  • Hem Ljuva Hem – an interior magazine with practical tips

Of course there are many design and interior magazines in Sweden. Garden magazines and magazines about health and psychology are also well represented. In my list I have limited myself mainly to the magazines that I sometimes buy.

Is your favourite newspaper or magazine not listed? Share it in the comments! I would love to get to know new Swedish magazines.

God Jul – Christmas vocabulary

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God Jul! First of all, I wish you a merry Christmas. I hope you can make it cozy at home and can spend it with loved ones.

God Jul

I know that some of my loyal readers are also learning Swedish, so I thought I could share some Swedish words around Christmas with you today.

God Jul! Merry Christmas
julkalendern the advents calendar
en kalender a calendar
adventsljusstake advent chandelier
en ljusstake a chandelier
adventsstjärna advent star
en stjärna a star
Luciatåget the Lucia parade
jultomten the Santa Claus
julklappar Christmas presents
julvärd tv-host on Christmas Eve
Kalle anka Donald Duck
Julafton Christmas Eve
juldagen Christmas
annandag jul
mellandagarna the days between Christmas and New Year
Julbord (julbordet) Christmas buffet
Julskinka Christmas ham
en skinka a ham
Janssons frestelse Jansson’s temptation
pepparkakshus gingerbread house
glögg glühwein
julöl Christmas beer
julmust Christmas coke

Read more about how the Swedish celebrate Christmas. Click here to read all Christmas related articles.

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