To be Stockholm´s “Dancing Queen“
As you might know I am taking a Swedish course at the university twice a week. In addition to that I have been studying Swedish on my own through an online course called “Babbel”. Although most of the Swedes speak English perfectly, I think it is only beneficial to know some Swedish. For me it is also fun to learn the language because it is so similar to German!
For this blog I decided to write a short treasury of Swedish phrases that one should know when coming here! I have written the translation into English and also how you would pronounce the words in English…
Hej! (Hey!) – Hello!
Hur mår du? (who more do?) – How are you?
Jag mår bra, tack! Och du? (Ya more bra, tack! Ock do?) – I am fine, thanks! And you?
Vad heter du? (What hater do?) – What´s your name?
Hur gammal är du? (Who come Al air do?) – How old are you?
Jag tar gärna en kopp kaffe. (Ya tar gairna an cop kaffee.) – I will have a cup of coffee.
Jag vill ha en kanelbulle! (Ya will ha an kanailybulle!) – I´d like to have a kanelbulle!
Tack så mycket! (Tack so Mick Ed.) – Thank you so much!
Varifrån kommer du? (Wh´are e fron come air do?) – Where do you come from?
Jag kommer från Österika. (Ya come air fron Osterecka.) – I am from Austria!
Var ligger museet? (Wha ligger muse ate?) – Where is the musuem?
Tack för hjälpen! (Tack fur hale pen!) – Thank you for your help!
Ursäkta! (You´re shack tar!) – Excuse me!
Hej då! (Hey dough!) – Good bye!
/Vi ses! (We says!) – See you later
I really like Swedish and will continue studying it assiduously!
This past week was so relaxing. I have finally created an every- day rhythm here. Since my course at the university is only once in two weeks, I can do all of the things that I enjoy, like: wandering through town, visiting museums, attending dance classes, meeting up with friends and studying Swedish.
I have discovered my favourite part of town, which is called “Östermalm”. There are many shops, nice buildings and cosy cafés in this area and I really like spending my time there.
My favourite activity during he week though, was dancing! Usually I dance ballet- I started when I was 7 years old- but for the last two years there was hardly any time to pursue it in Vienna. It makes me really happy that I now have the time to do as many dance courses as I want to!
After having tried out “Zumba” and “Sh´bab” in the sports- centre on campus this week, I have discovered a new dance, which is called “Lindy Hop”. It is a type of Swing and apparently Stockholm is famous for that dance! I actually had to dance in my socks and jeans because I decided to join the course pretty spontaneously, after having spent the morning with a friend at the Royal Palace “Drottningholm”. It was beautiful and we had a fun time! Dancing “Lindy Hop” was the cherry on top of great day!
Here are some pictures for you showing some more different events that happened during the past week:
Vi ses! Yours,
 „Kanelbulle“ is a special Swedish paistry that could be transilated as „cinnamon bun“.
 Zumba is a work out and a combination of different dances (mostly Latin dances).
 Sh´bab is also a combination of different dances such as Hip- Hop or Break Dance and I will probably never do it again….