Reading: Kristina the other way around, today
Part 1: Nippon-soppa and salty licorice When Kristina and Karl-Oskar moved to America they faced a whole new world with new experiences. They couldn’t imagine what was waiting for them and how their lives would be changing. The same situation faces millions of people today as well, people who are forced to move away or people who do so of their own free will. This week you will read a text written by a man who moved from his home in America to a new strange place: Sweden. It’s not 1850, it’s 2008. And this is not a letter in an envelope, it’s from a blog.
Your assignment • read at least the first three pages (until the end of the “Djungelvrål-part”), but feel free to read all of it, especially those of you who are aiming at higher grades • do the assignments on the last page • there are some trickier assignments too, but these are not mandatory (obligatoriska) • keep this handout and bring it to class next week • the underlined phrases in the assignments are homework for next week Enjoy your reading!
This handout belongs to ______________________.
Mia Larson, Herrgårdsskolan, Göteborg – www.lektion.se
then I'm sorry.se
. Göteborg – www. It tastes...umich. Which would mean Japan soup. call someone and ask them. I would often get yelled at for scooping out some frozen juice out of those frozen concentrate things and making myself a glass of juice. This is nyponsoppa. right? If not. Another thing that I am just loving is this Swedish thing called 'saft'. rose hips. It is good for keeping the scurvy away during those long Swedish winters. Or something like that. The taste is very hard to describe. you know.. Anyway. Yes. If you can get your hands on some rose hips. Because it is. Herrgårdsskolan. Or. It has like a billion percent vitamin C too. Because then I will drink it all by tomorrow and get diabetes and die!
Mia Larson.. natural. but other than that. add water. It is sweet because it is a dessert soup. Swedish people tell me to eat it hot with some ice cream. healthy. I am at a loss. or rose hip soup.lektion. WHY CAN'T YOU JUST MAKE THE WHOLE THING?? they would say. Saft is a sweet fruity concentrate and you pour a little of it into a glass.edu/sweden0607/ So apparently Sweden has many other fruity and desserty soups just waiting for me to explore. I can give you a recipe and you can try it out yourself. rose´hip soup is a strange orange red color like this. I always laugh at this soup becuase it sounds like Nippon-soppa. which I can't really imagine. Or it would if you already knew that Nippon is a name for Japan. At home. It tastes like a healthy smoothy to me more that an ice cream accompaniment. and voila you have a glass of drink! No need to mix up a giant pitcher of koolaid. I actually really like this soup though.Josh's Adventures in Sweden
http://sitemaker. Oranges don't exactly grow here. You know what those are.
it must be quality saft to come in such a fancy bottle. I like to mix up some flower juice at work and eat me a frozen pizza. Butter. Flour.. And it is. Göteborg – www. Håkan Hellström is a Swedish singer and he is super cool.It turns out I was just being Swedish.
But the real reason I bought them is because I heard them mentioned in a Håkan Hellström song.se
. This is my favorite saft so far. Herrgårdsskolan. A lady at work even brought in some homemade elderberry flower saft for me to taste. I love to drink flowers. good times. they boil up elderberry flowers with some sugar and make elderberry flower saft.lektion. And cookies pretty much taste the same. They are sandwich cookies with vanilla cream in the middle and rasperberry filling on the top. I've realized that cookies are cookies. Let's talk about cookies now. That particular kind in the bottle right there also has lemon and grape juice in it. He sings about cookies in sad songs. It is fläderblomsaft.. In English that is. Sugar. It is so much fun. It was great. It is good.
Mia Larson. As you can imagine. I like cookies here and I like cookies at home. These are some good Swedish cookies that I like to eat. Ah. Cookies. elderberry flower saft! In Sweden.
Unless I bought it and found out the truth.. When I was at the grocery store. this candy is soooo good that it made this monkey sleepy and now he is about to fall out of the tree.lektion. I slowly put one on my tongue. But I had no way of knowing. Success! It is salty! But a weird kind of salty that bites your tongue and goes up your nose.. I dunno.Now lets talk about candy.. Göteborg – www. I found
out that djungelvrål means JUNGLE ROAR... candyish.. There is a nice smell coming from them though. So I bought it. I would eye the candy aisle suspiciously.. yet I see licorace extract in the ingredients. so it was hard to look for. And ever since.
Mia Larson. I saw something. It really tastes nothing like licorace. candyish. It's like it was saying. The candy underneath the salt it pretty good too. kind of sweet and. though. So I open the bag and find little black pieces of candy in strange alien shapes. that salty licorace. Herrgårdsskolan. Which is what I did. I had no idea what Djungelvrål meant but that yawning monkey was enough to make me want to buy it. Here it is. I have been keeping an eye out for it. I still think that monkey needs a nap. Chewy. Salty black licorace.se
.. But I didn't really know what it was called in Swedish. after consulting the dictionary. For a while I had been hearing rumors on the internet of something in Scandinavia that sounded too scary to be true. Sometimes even madly searching. It looked kind of black and kind of salty and kind of weird. For that philosopher's stone.. Later. wondering and sometimes even accusing different candies of being salty licorace..
. Moving on. bite off a piece and. Herrgårdsskolan. and candy! Anyway. I think to myself.. I couldn't figure out the flavor. I'm a salty veteran. I'm down with the salt. it tasted like perhaps it was trying to be orange. So these salty licorace candies are covered in not salt but some weird chemical called ammonium chloride! Isn't that weird? Apparently this chemical is used in things like deodorant. It is a very strong licorace flavor. And the texture is all wrong. So I kind of like these jungle roar candies! Salty. I open it up.. God! Why is this happening. these candies were certainly a learning experience. Or maybe it was seafood. A squishy salty polluted ocean in your mouth. glue. And totally disgusting. and will describe their various nauseating flavors. I have laid out all the different shapes for you. I look on the ingredients (again). Göteborg – www.. I try a different piece. Does it taste like berries? Hell no. Ugghhh. But it was definitely salty and the texture was definitely too soft. This one says salt right on it! Roughly translated. Salty strong licorace that is just all funked up. we have. the name of this candy is salt mix. It seems to be a cousin of the berry. almost die. the shell! I bite into this one. Very anise-y... I see a strange ingredient though.. but don't find any salt.. This is sooooo salty. Number three is the star. I (foolishly) think that I like salty candy and pick out another kind to try..se
. Too strong for me.lektion.... the berry shaped one.. Nothing like djungelvrål.. What the hell is that? I go back to the internet. yet good. Starting from the left. This is just salty and strong and then your mouth is empty and your throat is buring. we have. It just makes strong salty black sludge in your mouth. Salmiak (ammonium chloride).
Mia Larson. Something is bad wrong. At least the djungelvrål is chewy enough to force you to chew the salt off and then you have the nice candy underneath.. I don't know.ANYWAY.. solder.
And not good shampoo either. With salt. Like dill. Number five. I wouldn't really want to eat it very often. but it's actually not bad at all.
Then I get to pretty okay.lektion. It is still very strong. I eat a few more.. This is okay. I bite into this expecting it to taste like licorace like the others but instead get this sort of flowery flavor. REALLY obsessed with. Only black. Like the free crappy shampoo they give you in hotels. Maybe this one will be good? Oops actually it tastes like I just took a swig of shampoo. I eat the rest like a fatty. It's still Kind of like licorace. Salty. And licoracey.. Swedish people eat so much ice cream that signs like this are needed. It's not that bad actually. They even put it in their ice cream! Licorace ice cream! Can you believe that? I of course had to try it and take pictures. in the summer. Possibly the worst one of them all. Let's open it. but it has a good chewyness. Here it is. soft. Wooo licorace. and then throw the bag in the trash. Kind of like white chocolate. The black ice cream of doom. AND.. Herrgårdsskolan. It says: "Kindly eat the ice cream outside first. No salt either. I taste it. Licorace again.
Mia Larson. Yes.. The ice cream on the inside is vanilla. Indescribably horrifying. fudge." And that is where I will end. and vegetable. The tube thing. You know. Maybe up for it.. Nice licorace coating on the outside that isn't too strong and anise-y. The pepper-thing. Number six. it is flavor that I think Sweden is really obsessed with.. The flavor is actually that of bell peppers. was sort of anti-climactic after the vegetable and shampoo candy. but they have changed the gummy texture.se
.Number four. Göteborg – www. let's keep talking about licorace. The devils triangle. I actually half like this one. of it and feel I guess that disgusting this will make
the weird middle part.
. Göteborg – www. nypon fläder citron vindruva vanilj hallon lakrits _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________
Translate the following phrases into good Swedish.Assignments
What are these things called in English? They are all in the text. Herrgårdsskolan.lektion. desserty soup it’s good for keeping x away scurvy voila (French!!!) a pitcher of something get yelled at ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________
I will drink it all by tomorrow ____________________________________________ a fancy bottle for me to taste pretty much flour I’ve been hearing rumors too scary to be true ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ____________________________________________ ________________________________________
I’ve been keeping an eye out for it
Mia Larson. Use a dictionary if you need one.
grocery store the candy aisle suspiciously accusing x of being x that yawning monkey he is about to fall
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after consulting the dictionary _____________________________________________ that monkey needs a nap strange alien shapes goes up your nose chewy _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________ _____________________________________________
More assignments (tricker ones)
What is Nippon? ______________________________________________
What does the writer mean by ice cream accompaniment? _______________________________________________________________________ Håkan Hellström does sing about Singoalla in Känn ingen sorg för mig Göteborg.. What does the –ish mean? Could you use other words to describe it? ________________________________________________________________________
Mia Larson... candyish.) _______________________________________________________________________ What does the writer mean by that philosopher’s stone? _______________________________________________________________________ The writer describes Djungelvrål as Chewy.lektion. Who or what is the Singoalla that Håkan sings about? (You might need to google this. Göteborg – www. but he’s not singing about cookies.se