Posts Tagged ‘Sweden’

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Wanted! Nyköping apartment

In Personal,World on February 16, 2009 by Petr Bokuvka Tagged:

(c) Getty Images

(c) Getty Images

Personal request:
A friend of mine (girl, 26) is looking for an apartment in Nyköping, Sweden. She is about to start working for a certain airline and she will be based at Stockholm/Skavsta (NYO) airport, 7 kms from Nyköping. If anyone knows where to find personal ads offering apartments for rent in Sweden, please let me know — in the comments.  I think she might consider sharing an apartment, i.e. to have her own room in  2-bedroom apartment, possibly with another cabin crew members…

Thanks a lot…

Tack på förhand!

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Getting To Know Swedish

In Language on August 30, 2008 by Petr Bokuvka Tagged: , , , , , , ,

I tried to learn Swedish by myself. Its grammar, pronunciation and other things seemed complicated. Now, after one week of a course it seems much easier. A lot of things make sense. And after one week, I am able to ask basic questions, say how I am doing, etc. Here’s a little “my ordinary day assignment” I was able to put together. This is for my Swedish readers :)

Jag varknar klockan sex. Jag har muessli eller bröd med tunfisk till frukost. Jar går till jobbet. Mitt jobb år på Gorkeho gatan. Jag jobbar som översättare. Klockan tvart över två år jag hemma. Därefter går jag till Hotel International. Jag gillar bassängen där; eller går jar fotograferar. I kväll ringer jag min flickvån.

Scandinavian languages are really interesting, I must say…

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I Decided To Learn Swedish

In Language,Personal on August 26, 2008 by Petr Bokuvka Tagged: , ,

One of my employer’s departments is a language school. This summer they offer a one-week three-hours-a-day Swedish courses. So I said to myself: why not…

So I decided to enjoy a sort of intellectual impulse and to learn some basic Swedish. So far it makes sense, grammar is easy. Which can not be said about pronunciation of vowels, which is tricky. :) But compared with German, it is waaaay easier. :) I do understand some written texts that I haven’t seen before, probably thanks to the fact that I speak German.

Feels good to learn new stuff at the age of 32. :)

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The Conquest Of Brno. It Felt Like 1645

In Culture,Life,Sports,Travel on August 17, 2008 by Petr Bokuvka Tagged: , , , ,

In 1645 the Swedish army tried to conquest the city of Brno but the city was able to defend itself. For the last thirteen years fans of history dress up to show the re-enactment of the battle. Coincidentally this cultural event, part of which are historical markets, takes place the the same time as the MotoGP Grand Prix and therefore it is a big magnet for employees of the racing teams who have a few hours off to visit downtown Brno.

I checked the prices of ice cream and other “tourist items” yesterday and I will check them again tomorrow to see whether some businessmen upped their prices just on the aforementioned occasion when the city was full of foreigners…

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