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Practice your Swedish while watching this classic TV show

As any Swede would tell you, the show "Fem myror är fler än fyra elefanter" is a must-see for anyone aspiring to be Swedish. Some might even call it a rite of passage :p

It is a kids show, but the slow pace is just what you need when you're starting to grasp a new language.

You can find a bunch of it on youtube. For example, this one even has subtitles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bm-ip7Lpk24

Bonus: You'll find references to this show in duolingo :P

December 16, 2014



I like watching Hjälp as well! I watched is an exchange student when I was there and loved it. Many episodes-clips are on youtube as well.


Thank goodness for the captions.


Yeah, but I noticed they weren't %100 right at some parts, and were sometimes slow.


Hahah brilliant! I actually watched a couple of these shows for the first time today. I came across it, because of them references you were on about :p. With it being consider a (rite of passage), think I better go watch it :p. Cheers for that little gem :).


It's so educational that children who watch it can almost skip primary school :).


Thank you very much. Whenever youre studying a new lenguage is AMAZINGLY usefull to hear it a lot. TV helps so much!!! I've been trying to find some swedish shows, but, cause i know nothing of swedish i didnt know how. So thanks a lot!!


Take a look at SVT Play. They have several shows that are viewable worldwide and also have optional subtitles available. There might be tricky to find thins at the right level especially without beig able to navigate the site.

To get a list of the programs available worldwide go to http://www.svtplay.se/program?rattigheter=utomlands

If you only want to see programs with subtitles available go to http://www.svtplay.se/program?tillganglighet=textat&rattigheter=utomlands

And for a list of children's programs with subtitles available worldwide go to http://www.svtplay.se/barn?tillganglighet=textat&rattigheter=utomlands

And by all means don't miss out on the quality enhanced Pippi Longstockings that will be available until March. (Currently three episodes are available, and I think one more is added each week) http://www.svtplay.se/video/2520376/pippi-langstrump/avsnitt-1


Wow. thank you so much. these are amazing!! I have something to do tonight now!

I found this series https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9urjA_xdfc a couple days ago, so i've been watching that, its pretty funny and with awesome subs and explained jokes.


I love Pippi with Swedish subtitles!


Jättebra! Tack!


My wife used to watch these when she was a child. It was very important for me to see them as well, she told me, even though I was in my 30's when I started learning the language.


Thanks for posting. However, watching that made me feel that it's going to be a really long haul before I have any sort of fluency. :(

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