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#SwedishWordOfTheDay = wilderness! The 2019 Global Wildlife Travel Index rates Sweden in the very top of the world's destinations for wildlife travel. 97% of Sweden is uninhabited, with national parks and nature reserves covering a tenth of the country’s area. When are you visiting? . Photo: Ulf Lundin/imagebank.sweden.se . . . #swedish #swedishlanguage #languageexchange #vocabulary #language #words #learningswedish #sweden #Wilderness #mountains #hiking #environment #nature #SwedishNature

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#SwedishWordOfTheDay = remain/ruin! Ale's Stones in Skåne is 59 stones placed in the formation of a ship, 67 metres long and 19 metres wide at the widest point. The monument is believed to date back to the Iron Age. . Photo: Conny Fridh/imagebank.sweden.se . . . #swedish #swedishlanguage #languageexchange #vocabulary #language #words #learningswedish #sweden #history #stones

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The 'book boat' is a floating library that makes sure that people on the 23 inhabited islands in the Stockholm archipelago also get access to books. 📚🛥️ . Photo: Jann Lipka . . . #sweden #panorama #dronephotography #landscape #travelphotography #360 #library #archipelago

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Food trends change, market halls remain. Gothenburg market hall 1906 and today. . 📷 1906: Keystone View Company/Library of Congress; today: Beatrice Törnros/Göteborg & Co . . . #sweden #tbt #gothenburg #history #swedishhistory #food #foodies #markethall

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This is Långe Jan – 'Tall Jan'! Well-deserved name as this is Sweden's tallest lighthouse – 42 metres! Built in 1785, located on Swedish second-largest island. . Photo: @jannlipka #sweden #panorama #dronephotography #landscape #travelphotography #öland #långejan #lighthouse #balticsea #instaphoto #sunset #långejan

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When rain meets sun, #SwedishWordOfTheDay is created – rainbow. It is not only a beautiful natural phenomenon, but also a symbol of the LBGTQ community, celebrating equality, diversity and inclusion. While the actual 'regnbåge' has seven colours, the rainbow flag typically has six: red, orange, yellow, green, blue and violet. ❤️🧡💛💛💙💙 . Photo: Per Pixel Petersson/imagebank.sweden.se Location: Töreboda . . . #swedish #swedishlanguage #languageexchange #vocabulary #language #words #learningswedish #sweden #equality #LGBTQ #pride

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#SwedishWordOfTheDay means 'lens louse', funny word to describe someone who loves the camera. In the selfie generation there seems to be a lot of 'linslusar'. Are you one of them? 📸 . Photo: Simon Paulin/imagebank.sweden.se . . . #swedish #swedishlanguage #languageexchange #vocabulary #language #words #learningswedish #sweden #photobooth #photo #friends #stockholm

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6 days ago

Sweden has a long tradition of labour unions. Nearly 70% of the Sweden's working population belongs to a union today, a very high rate by international standards. #SwedishWordOfTheDay Photo: Sofia Sabel/imagebank.sweden.se . . . . #swedish #swedishlanguage #languageexchange #vocabulary #language #words #learningswedish #sweden #worker #tradeunion #workersrights #swedishfacts #labourunion

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1 weeks ago

#SwedishWordOfTheDay is a tribute to the International Day of Democracy: 'participation', one of the cornerstones of democracy. It's about inclusion and equality, about everyone's right to participate and have influence on political decisions. What is the state of democracy where you live? . Photo: Sofia Sabel/imagebank.sweden.se . . . #swedish #swedishlanguage #languageexchange #vocabulary #language #words #learningswedish #sweden #democracy #democracyday #internationaldemocracyday #participation #womensrights #equality

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2 weeks ago

'You are the smith of your own happiness.' #SwedishSayingOfTheDay means that you shouldn't sit around and wait for happiness to come to you. Make it happen! And, with that, we wish you a happy Saturday! . Photo: Ola Ericson/imagebank.sweden.se . . . #swedish #swedishlanguage #languageexchange #vocabulary #language #words #learningswedish #sweden #stockholm #balloning #hotairballoon #flying #swedishnature

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#SwedishWordOfTheDay = nostalgia! Are you the nostalgic type? Although ‘seize the day’ has turned into something of a mantra on this channel, we’re not afraid to say a little nostalgia is balm for the soul. Looking back on the past with fondness is no sin. Just do it with moderation, says we. Is Sweden in your nostalgia cannon? If the answer is yes, please elaborate! #ThrowbackThursday Photo: Sofia Sabel/imagebank.sweden.se . . . #swedish #swedishlanguage #languageexchange #vocabulary #language #words #learningswedish #sweden #nostalgia #memories #childhood #goodoldtimes #swedennostalgia

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Are you a Camilla Läckberg fan? This is the real place where her Fjällbacka crime novels are set. Drop-dead beautiful! (Pun intended. ) . Photo: Jann Lipka Location: Fjällbacka . . . #sweden #panorama #dronephotography #landscape #travelphotography #360 #instaphoto #fjällbacka #camillaläckberg #westcoast #swedishcrime #sailing

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#SwedishWordOfTheDay = care; attention; consideration. Today is World Suicide Prevention Day, and although we’re no experts on the subject, we dare say a little care can go a long way. Ask a friend how he/she is doing, smile to a stranger on the street, give your sibling a helping hand. In short, be kind! . Photo: Karolina Friberg/imagebank.sweden.se . . . #swedish #swedishlanguage #languageexchange #vocabulary #language #words #learningswedish #sweden #wspd #suicide #suicideprevention #WorldSuicidePreventionDay

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2 weeks ago

#SwedishWordOfTheDay means winner. It could be someone who's won a competition, but also a feeling – you know, days when you just feel like a winner, because you're so... awesome! Check out some awesome Instagrammers in our story - it's the 10 'vinnare' of our competition that we've just wrapped up.

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#SwedishWordOfTheDay = food waste! Food waste is a bigger problem than most people imagine. According to a recent IPCC report, around 25-30% of food produced for human consumption every year is lost or wasted. That's not just a waste of money, it's also incredibly taxing on the environment. A lot of discarded food ends up in landfills and rots, which means more methane gas. Which, as you probably know, contributes to climate change. So do a little research on this one if you haven't already, people! Every action counts and every individual can make a little difference. . Photo: Miriam Preis/imagebank.sweden.se . . . . #swedish #swedishlanguage #languageexchange #vocabulary #language #words #learningswedish #sweden #sustainability #food #foodwaste #climate #climatechange

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In Sweden, the northern lights usually occur during the winter months, until late March or early April, but they can be spotted as early as September in the northernmost parts of the country. . Photo: @alexanderneimert (Fjällfoto ) . . . #sweden #travel #visitsweden #idre #northernlights #awesome #september #photography #fjäll #tourism #september #neimert

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3 weeks ago

Today is Stockholm Half Marathon, which brings us to #SwedishWordOfTheDay ! If you want to complete a malf marathon, you must 'orka' 21 kilometres. To 'orka' is to have enough energy for a task. . Photo: Sara Ingman/imagebank.sweden.se . . . . #swedish #swedishlanguage #languageexchange #vocabulary #language #words #learningswedish #sweden #running #run #stayfit #exercise #halfmarathon #stockholm

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Hooray, we did it – 100,000 followers! 🎆 #SwedishWordOfTheDay = FINALLY! Thank you! We're humbled and happy. 💞 . Photo: Susanne Walström/imagebank.sweden.se #swedish #swedishlanguage #languageexchange #vocabulary #language #words #learningswedish #sweden #hooray #awesome #finally #100K

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#SwedishWordOfTheDay translates as 'forest crazy', or 'forest mad'! When a person has totally lost it, he/she just might qualify as skogstokig. Photo: Anders Tedeholm/imagebank.sweden.se . . . #swedish #swedishlanguage #languageexchange #vocabulary #language #words #learningswedish #sweden #forest #swedishnature #nature

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When a man 'lyser med sin frånvaro', he 'shines with his absence', translated literally. Noticeably absent, in short. The #SwedishSaying is more poetic, right? Now shine with your presence at work, wherever you are! 😊 . Photo: Lucas Günther/imagebank.sweden.se . . . #swedish #swedishlanguage #languageexchange #vocabulary #language #words #learningswedish #sweden #idiom #swedishidiom

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Vadstena Castle by Vättern, Sweden’s second-largest lake. It was originally a fortress, built under King Gustav Vasa and completed in 1555. It was later reconstructed into a habitable castle and completed in 1620. Today it’s considered one of Sweden’s best-preserved Renaissance castles. . Photo: Jann Lipka . . . #Sweden #heritage #historic #panorama #dronephotography #landscape #instagood #visitsweden #travelphotography #castle #excursion #fun #travel #welcome #vadstena #vadstenaslott

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#SwedishWordOfTheDay is a slang verb, with English roots indeed! To 'stajla' is to show off. It can be on the dance floor, at work, on the soccer pitch, you name it. A little showing off rarely hurts anyone, so make sure to stajla every once in a while. 😎 Photo: Simon Paulin/imagebank.sweden.se

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3 weeks ago

#SwedishWordOfTheDay translates as 'lazy worm'! A latmask, as you might have guessed, is one heck of a lazy person! Not a very flattering word... What's the word in your language? Photo: Alexander Hall/imagebank.sweden.se

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3 weeks ago

Today's #SwedishSaying translates as 'that day, that sorrow'. Hidden imperative: Don't worry in advance! Stay clear of what-ifs. Address the issue when the issue has arrived. Cross the bridge when you get to it. Getting the feel of it? Good, now seize Sunday! . Photo: Friluftsbyn Höga Kusten/imagebank.sweden.se

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#SwedishWordOfTheDay means... 'compete'. Help us reach 100,000 followers – win a canvas bag! . How to participate: 1. Post a picture on Instagram and use a Swedish word to describe it. 2. Tag @swedense 3. Use the hashtag #SwedishWordOfTheDay Terms and conditions: 1. The contest will be open until we reach 100,000 followers. 2. Please note that only non-Swedes can participate. 3. A committee at the Swedish Institute will select 10 winners. 4. The winners will be contacted via direct message within a week after the contest is finished. The prize, a canvas bag, will then be posted to each winner. . This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by or associated with Instagram.

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Brahehus is a castle ruin near Vättern, Sweden's second-largest lake. Wind farm further back – old meets new! Photo: @JannLipka

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#SwedishWordOfTheDay = general knowledge! In a 2019 survey of 38 countries (2,000 respondents each ) by the Reuters Institute Digital News Monitor, 85% of Swedes said they checked the news more than once a day – the highest percentage of the surveyed countries. Makes for decent general knowledge? 😉 Photo: Ulf Lundin/imagebank.sweden.se Location: Sweden

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4 weeks ago

From pig farmer to vegan farmer – meet Gustaf. Watch the latest episode of #StoriesFromSweden on Youtube, link in bio. 🌱

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#WordOfTheDay translates directly as 'genius flash', the Swedish word for brainwave! Those brilliant ideas that pop into your head seemingly out of nowhere, where do they usually go next? Onto a piece of paper, or straight to action? Photo: Anders Tedeholm/imagebank.sweden.se

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#SwedishWordOfTheDay = environment! Just like the English word, 'miljö' can be both physical and social. Today we'd like to focus on the physical environment – and its preservation. Yes, it's been talked to death, we know. So how about some action? How about cutting down on meat? Reducing the amount of paper in your life? Turning the tap off when you brush your teeth? Recycling? No one does all the right things, but all of us can do some. Photo: Fredrik Schlyter/imagebank.sweden.se

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4 weeks ago

An 'ulv i fårakläder' is a wolf in sheep's clothing! How do you say it in your language? Photo: Carolina Romare/imagebank.sweden.se

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5 weeks ago

Since islands are quite talked about these days, here is the Swedish word for island! 😉 One syllable, one letter – piece of cake, right? Plural form: öar. According to WorldAtlas.com, Sweden is the country with the most islands on the planet – some 221,800 of them, most of them uninhabited. #SwedishWordOfTheDay Photo: Ted Logart/imagebank.sweden.se

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#SwedishWordOfTheDay = yum! Happy Meatball Day to you all! If you're making meatballs today, make sure they're yummy! Photo: Miriam Preis/imagebank.sweden.se

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