lördag 30 juni 2012

Swedish for Existentialist - Lesson 9

Nåt måste man göra med sitt liv.

IPA - nɔt mɔstɛ mɑn jøːrɑ meː sɪt liːv

You gotta do something with your life.

Painting, (Handarbetande kvinna) (Woman at Needlecraft) by the Swede, Kilian Zoll

fredag 18 maj 2012

Swedish for Existentialists - Lesson 8

När glädjen är i stugan, står sorgen i förstugan.

IPA - næːr 'glæːdjɛn æːr iː 'stʉːgɑn stoːr 'soːrjɛn iː 'føːrstʉːgɑn.

When happiness is in the house, sorrow waits on the doorstep.

Painting, Brudepynting (Adorning the Bride) by the Norwegian Adolph Tidemand, 1870

torsdag 5 april 2012

Swedish for Existentialists - Lesson 7

Det ordnar sig nog.

IPA - deː 'oːrdnar sɛj nuːg

Things will sort themselves out.

(And they do. Although he's been hacked up and thrown into the river, the warrior's mother sews him back together. Then with the help of a bumblebee bearing holy honey from the Thunder God, Ukko, he is brought back to life.)

Painting: Lemminkainens Mother (1897, motif from the Kalevala) by the Finn, Akseli Gallen-Kallela