You read a thousand times that consistency is key in order to master a language. You built your own study routine and you stick to it regularly. Yet, sometimes you cannot bring yourself to open the grammar book or to practice vocabulary with one of your study apps. We all have those days and it’s OK. Every once in a while you can take a day off, just make sure it doesn’t become a week and then a month off.
Luckily there are many fun language activities that you can fit into your day. Music is one of my favourite. Don’t underestimate the benefits of listening to songs in your target language. It’s a great way to make expressions and vocabulary stick without you putting a big effort into it.
Here are some songs to start exploring music in Swedish. It’s a beautiful and very melodic language and I think it sounds wonderful, don’t you agree? All the videos below have lyrics, so you can sing along and learn new vocabulary.
And if you just can’t get enough of music awesomeness here is a Spotify playlist in Swedish I update regularly with new findings.
Om du lämnade mig nu – Lars Winnerbäck feat. Miss Li
Goliat – Laleh
Jag kommer – Veronica Maggio
Jag saknar dig mindre och mindre – Melissa Horn
Ingen vill veta var du köpt din tröja – Raymond & Maria
Lyckliga gatan – Anna-Lena Löfgren
This one will be familiar for all the Italian readers. Two words: Adriano Celentano.
Tusen bitar – Björn Afzelius
A beautiful version of Tusen Bitar in the lovely soft voice of Maia Hirasawa on my favourite show, På Spåret.
Do you listen to any Swedish music? Do you have any artist to recommend? I am always happy to discover new songs, so let me know in the comments.
Are you on Twitter? Use the hashtag #Songsinlanguages to share your favourite songs in Swedish. 🙂
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