What is “fika”? Fika is a very important concept in Swedish culture. Simply saying, it means “to have coffee”, often accompanied with cookies, pie or pastries. It is not just about taking another cup of coffee or tea. It is about slowing down, taking a true break, time to enjoy a moment, socialize with colleagues and friends. At work, usually the entire department or team takes the fika break at the same time and enjoy the break together.
Watch the video to learn essential words for fika – in a singular and plural forms. The Swedish word “flera” means “many” in English.
Once you learned how everyday use products called in Swedish, it is time to go shopping to buy some food and groceries! In this video, you will watch the groceries shopping situation and listen to the typical dialogues. Read the text in Swedish below (with English translation).