lördag 18 februari 2012

Swedish for Existentialists - Lesson 6



Jag önskar att jag inte fanns!


IPA - jɑː œnskar at jɑː ɪntɛ fans


I wish I didn't exist!



lördag 11 februari 2012

Swedish for Existentialists - Lesson 5


Livet är underbart!


IPA - 'liːvɛt ɛːr 'ɵndɛr'bɑːrt


Life is wonderful!


Painting: Livet och döden by the Swede, Ivar Arosenius.



fredag 10 februari 2012

Swedish for Existentialists - Lesson 4


Today I'll teach you two sayings. In the next few days I'll follow up on the thread with a third. Until then:


1. Det här är alltså mitt liv.
IPA - dɛ hɛːr eː 'alsoː mɪt li:v


So this is my life.


2. Så det är så här livet ser ut.
IPA - So: deː eː so: hɛːr li:vɛt se:r ʉːt.


Literally: So this is what life looks like.


Or as one is more likely to say: So this is life. Or: So this is what life is.




Painting: Aften. Den gamle kone og døden (1887), by the Dane, Laurits Andersen Ring.



fredag 3 februari 2012

Swedish for Existentialists - Lesson 3


Jag har vänt på dygnet.


IPA - jɑːg hɑːr vɛnt po: dʏŋnɛt




Literally: I've turned my day upside-down.


Or: My sleeping schedule is all messed up.


Similar, but not at all ecwivalent in meaning, to English's "I sleep all day and stay up all night."