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How to be Swedish: A Quick Guide to Swedishness - in 55 Steps

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  92 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Are you going to travel to Sweden? Or moving there for your studies, work or love?
Are you afraid of a Swedish culture shock?
Matthias, a "professional new-Swede", explains how to act like a typical Swede, in 55 easy steps.

For example, in this book you’ll learn how to:
* Interact with Swedes, without embarrassing yourself.
* Celebrate Swedish traditions.
* Flirt like a S
Kindle Edition, 158 pages
Published February 4th 2017 by Matthias Kamann
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May 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Can't say for sure how accurate the book is until I visit, but if true, Sweden seems to be a fun place to be if you're an independent soul with a love of nature, equality, and apparently drunken hookups. Really wish the author took time to fix the many misspellings (apparently smoking is bad for your 'lounges') but he makes up for it with a sense of humour which is quick and easy to appreciate :) ...more
Martynas Majauskas
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent guide about Sweden and their people. There are some stereotypes that need to be explained. I am travelling to Sweden annually for about 10 years already this book is the summary of jokes and myths people commonly tell here. Would buy that book again. I found it in Almhult's IKEA and would recommend to anybody in love with the Scandinavian lifestyle. ...more
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
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I received this book as a gift and I’m glad I did. Newly introduced to Swedes, it was interesting to know their culture and customs.

This book explains anything about Sweden in most witty, funny and cute way. It’s definitely a light read so you could just read a chapter a day before you go to bed. That’s also something I liked this book.
Alice Tudorache
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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If you are thinking to move to Sweden this is a must read! If you just moved in Sweden, this will make the life easier to understand. And finally true facts about Swedish people said with a lot of fun.
Ne samo brz u uvod u švedstvo nego i duhovit i u onih nekoliko točaka koje sam mogo provjerit/doživit točan. 55 (zapravo 56) točaka pokriva sve od svakodnevnog života, preko posla i druženja do klime i kužine.
Nov 04, 2018 rated it liked it

Not a perfect book, but funny and sweet and actually pretty informative for such a quick, light read. I chuckled a lot while reading this book and read several parts aloud to whomever happened to be in the room with me.
Jun 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Quick and dirty list of Swedish oddities. Not laugh out loud funny, but good for some chuckles. The author's English is reasonably good, but clearly the book was not proof read by an anglophone. ...more
Mar 02, 2019 rated it really liked it

Interesting and very funny to read about Swedish culture. The book is advisable for anyone who lives near or interaction with Swedes.
Informative but so poorly edited and filled with typos that I wonder if the Swedish is correct.
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Super fun info written a really witty way!
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very funny because most of it is super accurate 😂
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Ok read. Funny but not very explanatory.
Fun book about the quirks of living in Sweden from the perspective of an American who immigrated there. Not sure how much is tru-ish but offered some insights about learning another way to be human.
Oct 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
After traveling in Sweden for 3 weeks, I can verify that this is all true! Fun read.
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Funniest book I've read in awhile. A true gem. ...more
Mar 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this book. It's funny and sarcastic- so take it with a grain of salt. But all in all it explains life in Sweden very well. A bonus are the little hand-drawn pictures in the book. ...more
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