is @sweden 2018-03-12 to 2018-03-19

Hi! I’m Shaima, on Twitter you can find me as @shaima2030. I am a student from Saudi Arabia, and I came to Sweden to pursue my master’s degree and PhD.

I want to be an education consultant. The reason why I chose education to be my profession is that I believe that good education makes good people, and I want to raise the number of good people in this world. I also want to be a voice for those who don’t have one. This week I’ll be talking about my journey of learning Swedish, my life in Stockholm and other amazing stuff.

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All tweets from this week's Curator of Sweden

@sweden March 18, 2018, 1:49 p.m.

@StinaHind Sorry if I was wrong, but I got the information from @Sweden_AR. It’s an official account & belongs to the Swedish Institute.

@sweden March 18, 2018, 1:11 p.m.

@Nissvik Sorry, I thought you said you worked in the library

@sweden March 18, 2018, 1:10 p.m.

@Nissvik Really? 😃 Then I think I know you.

@sweden March 18, 2018, 1:08 p.m.

@StinaHind Swedes must be more knowledgeable than me, but I got it from @Sweden_AR. It’s an official account & belo…

@sweden March 18, 2018, 1:04 p.m.

I used to attend the language cafe every Thursday in Kista library, Speaking of which, the library has received the…

@sweden March 18, 2018, 12:50 p.m.

language tip: People in Sweden can attend “Språk kafé” (language cafe) and have conversations with strangers in Swe…

@sweden March 18, 2018, 12:21 p.m.

A common Swedish Proverb: (En vis man har långa öron och kort tunga) Which means: a wise man has long ears and short tongue. //Sh.M.

@sweden March 18, 2018, 11:25 a.m.

@tcntad I totally agree 👌🏼

@sweden March 18, 2018, 11:13 a.m.

@smiffy Lol! Water is more expensive than oil in 🇸🇦!

@sweden March 18, 2018, 11:05 a.m.

@Huxtux Really? Isn’t that an American thing though? :)

@sweden March 18, 2018, 10:41 a.m.

The most thing I miss about 🇸🇪 in 🇸🇦 is Tap water! The most thing I miss about 🇸🇦 in 🇸🇪 is Family! 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 What’s t…

@sweden March 18, 2018, 9:55 a.m.

@SemeticSam She says you can substitute raisins for nuts

@sweden March 18, 2018, 9:53 a.m.

@00E93 Absolutely 😃! Thanks for sharing

@sweden March 18, 2018, 9:49 a.m.

Language tip: My Grandma’s super tips for a better memory: 1.Sleep well. 2. Eat 7 almonds everyday. 3. The best t…

@sweden March 18, 2018, 12:41 a.m.

RT @morebookstofind: When we went to Sweden as a family to visit where my father lived as a young man, this was one of the products he stoc…

@sweden March 18, 2018, 12:34 a.m.

RT @zombiekitty78: @sweden Oh God, that shit is so delicious.. 🤤 (I‘m from Germany and a neighbour of mine is often in sweden for business…

@sweden March 18, 2018, 12:23 a.m.

RT @Lets_Go_Hawks: One of my favorite things about visiting Sweden!

@sweden March 18, 2018, 12:20 a.m.

RT @Or4Now: I have no idea wtf this stuff is but I'm disgusted. Ham and cheese flavored cream cheese or toothpaste or glue?! IDK AND IDC, G…

@sweden March 18, 2018, 12:20 a.m.

RT @Rehfan: Wait. Is that lobster-flavored cheese? In a tube? Sweden, u ok?

@sweden March 18, 2018, 12:19 a.m.

RT @Hmaailm: @said_kalash @sweden Sometimes I believe the best organ to represent love should be the stomach instead of the heart. Much big…

@sweden March 17, 2018, 11:20 p.m.

@svempis They probably dream of a taste from Sweden rather than the Kaviar itself

@sweden March 17, 2018, 11:14 p.m.

@svempis Among the 1st things I wanted to try when I came to Sweden was “the fish paste”. So I bought it & it taste…

@sweden March 17, 2018, 11:01 p.m.

RT @olofj: Being shelf stable it's one of the easy foods to bring back when visiting Sweden. We're all out right now though. :( https://t.c…

@sweden March 17, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

Other toothpaste look-like stuff: //Sh.M.

@sweden March 17, 2018, 10:39 p.m.

-Teacher! I have a fish in my toothpaste!!! 😱 -No honey, that’s not for tooth brushing, spread it on your bread an…

@sweden March 17, 2018, 9:08 p.m.

We discussed about Sami the other day (the indigenous people). This video shows a Sami man, wearing traditional clo…

@sweden March 17, 2018, 7:18 p.m.

@Hmaailm &she packes them in baskin robbins bags so they maintain their frozen status during long flights.

@sweden March 17, 2018, 6:59 p.m.

The blessings of having a mother: She will always find ways to send you your favorite food. (Frozen, packed, and ne…

@sweden March 17, 2018, 5:53 p.m.

Language tip: Basically having a clear goal makes it happen! Back in 2011 English was a nightmare, In 2017 I had my…

@sweden March 17, 2018, 4:51 p.m.

In Swedish: Glass means ice cream 🍦 Glas means glass 🥛//Sh.M.

@sweden March 17, 2018, 4:04 p.m.

@swedenfactcheck @Sweden_AR Btw, someone has to nominate you for a curator. I enjoyed your fact-checks.

@sweden March 17, 2018, 3:55 p.m.

Wow! This is Malmö city library!! It’s so BEAUTIFUL!!! //Sh.M. @Sweden_AR

@sweden March 17, 2018, 2:59 p.m.

@ofozhan Unfortunately I don’t speak Turkish, but love it as a language, it’s beautiful.

@sweden March 17, 2018, 2:50 p.m.

If you haven’t noticed my “amazing” photographic skills yet, here’s one: me trying to get my recycling job done, wh…

@sweden March 17, 2018, 2:16 p.m.

@DamselinstresTV Thank you for being an amazing follower! Love from @sweden

@sweden March 17, 2018, 2 p.m.

@janewilkinson59 I’m honored, Jane! Thank you💐

@sweden March 17, 2018, 1:51 p.m.

People in Sweden should not have to walk more than 300 meters from their residence area to find a ”miljöstation”, w…

@sweden March 17, 2018, 12:01 p.m.

5. That ISIS man took my friend’s life away because she didn’t fit their concept of “Us & Them”. She wasn’t them, t…

@sweden March 17, 2018, noon

4. I was a spoiled kid in Saudi, I had everything I wanted, my life has become slightly different when I moved here…

@sweden March 17, 2018, 11:58 a.m.

3. Two things have become a terrifying experience after the incident: -New year celebrations. -& Ed Sheeran’s “Shap…

@sweden March 17, 2018, 11:57 a.m.

2. Shahad was in the restaurant side of Riena that night, sharing the joy of the new year with people around her, w…

@sweden March 17, 2018, 11:56 a.m.

1. I lost a dear friend last year, on the new year, in Reina attack. She was kind, ambitious, and a newly graduated…

@sweden March 17, 2018, 11:54 a.m.

You guys have been showing so much love & support this week. This makes me want to be open &share one very personal…

@sweden March 17, 2018, 7:44 a.m.

@babhdan Du också, tack 😃☕️

@sweden March 17, 2018, 7:32 a.m.

We learn a language, not just because we need it for a job, study, social life...etc. But also because it strengthe…

@sweden March 17, 2018, 7:29 a.m.

@smiffy I’m so happy to hear that 😍👏🏼

@sweden March 17, 2018, 7:24 a.m.

@grodaeu @versvoeten2 Ah so relieved that my strategy “of coming up with Swedish words by twisting English words” has worked 😌🎉

@sweden March 17, 2018, 7:09 a.m.

@MaLinsheng That was an interesting chapter 😍, but this is an old photo, we will start ch13 next week 👌🏼

@sweden March 17, 2018, 7:02 a.m.

@smiffy Good luck with your learning 👍🏼

@sweden March 17, 2018, 7:01 a.m.

@versvoeten2 Nej, dricka kafe och relaxera. Den är helg. ;) (not sure if relaxera is even a word in Swedish) 😬

@sweden March 17, 2018, 6:54 a.m.

@Swedebit Yes, this was an accurate translation of me :)..the teacher was explaining the meaning in Swedish so I just assumed it. lol

@sweden March 17, 2018, 6:37 a.m.

If you wonder what the curator of @sweden is doing this Saturday morning: . . . . . . . . . Nothing, just relaxing…

@sweden March 17, 2018, 6:26 a.m.

@EMCP_ Lycka till ✌🏼👏🏼

@sweden March 16, 2018, 10:14 p.m.

Just had a call from Dad, he has booked a flight & visiting soon! With that being said, Happy weekend beautiful peo…

@sweden March 16, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

RT @fraaro: @sweden Bonus round! There are also a few special interest schools which are amaaazing but doesn’t show in rankings due to size…

@sweden March 16, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

@grindsize This makes me so happy 😃 thank you

@sweden March 16, 2018, 8:14 p.m.

Saudi students in Sweden are quite few in numbers, only about 100, according to @SwedeninKSA. here is a video of Sw…

@sweden March 16, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

@n_eminova Wow! 😍Good luck Ayten💜

@sweden March 16, 2018, 7:46 p.m.

@dzstin @sweden wishes you a happy one too 😃, and a nice weekend

@sweden March 16, 2018, 7:36 p.m.

Swedish universities global rankings 2018 (according to QS top universities): 1. Lund University-78th. 2. KTH, R…

@sweden March 16, 2018, 7:11 p.m.

@S00945 Thanks! If this video inspire someone to learn Swedish, it will make us so happy 😃

@sweden March 16, 2018, 5:52 p.m.

Language Results so far: *And I had that awkward moment at the end when a foreigner can’t come up with more words*…

@sweden March 16, 2018, 3:36 p.m.

@akedzior Yes! People want to have a break in the weekend, don’t they? 😂

@sweden March 16, 2018, 3:29 p.m.

Language tip: having a small notebook will help in making a quick revision of your new words. Learning 5 new words…

@sweden March 16, 2018, 2:26 p.m.

@LauraBeye @Chimamandabook You seem to enjoy this book, Laura 😃👌🏼

@sweden March 16, 2018, 1:36 p.m.

@catalinalaurab Wow!! This sounds so cool 👌🏼

@sweden March 16, 2018, 1:26 p.m.

"Listening is the new Reading". This week I’m listening to: “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck” Which’s a good ch…

@sweden March 16, 2018, 12:46 p.m.

@Phrewfuf Yumm! That’s even better. To eat something you made 👌🏼

@sweden March 16, 2018, 12:42 p.m.

Language tip: It’s more comfortable to practice the language with a classmate than with a stranger. Being in a clas…

@sweden March 16, 2018, 12:36 p.m.

@immigrantsweden Your joy is contagious 💜 keep it up 👌🏼

@sweden March 16, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

@Erakthoth @HanserikErik @sinnergroyper No, he actually was talking to someone who wasn’t very nice. Thanks.

@sweden March 16, 2018, 12:28 p.m.

@Phrewfuf 😆! Yes. Someone has to get you some

@sweden March 16, 2018, 12:22 p.m.

@ericsilberstein OMG! This makes me so happy 😃

@sweden March 16, 2018, 10:29 a.m.

Break time ☕️. Today we are learning about countable & uncountable stuff. Like “how much”& “how many” in English.

@sweden March 16, 2018, 10:27 a.m.

@ajari_blessing Lol! Swedish language programs, in Sweden 🇸🇪

@sweden March 16, 2018, 10:26 a.m.

@nh_nadaa Hi! You can find more information here:

@sweden March 16, 2018, 9:57 a.m.

RT @Erakthoth: @sweden I also recommend the library! Many of them have language cafes where you can meet other people and train Swedish. Th…

@sweden March 16, 2018, 9:49 a.m.

@DigitalFairies @Quasilocal @Kutlas_e_Kabir @doktor_plague There are efforts in @sweden to appreciate every human-being :)

@sweden March 16, 2018, 9:47 a.m.

RT @DigitalFairies: @Quasilocal @Kutlas_e_Kabir @doktor_plague @sweden So true, and not just in Sweden. I wish the positive contributions…

@sweden March 16, 2018, 9:40 a.m.

@GustFunkel This’s a very good thing actually:)

@sweden March 16, 2018, 8:45 a.m.

The kindness of Swedish teachers. I had terrible mistakes in my text and yet, she says she has corrected it “just a…

@sweden March 16, 2018, 8:24 a.m.

Among free Swedish language programs in Sweden: the famous SFI, and SIFA. The later is for people with academic bac…

@sweden March 16, 2018, 7:47 a.m.

Haven’t had enough yogurt this morning, so went to a nearby grocery store & found a solution! //Sh.M.

@sweden March 15, 2018, 9:35 p.m.

@WeRWorld Lol! Maybe because we just don’t have time+ unfamiliar with everything in supermarkets yet😬🤐 But we are learning anyways so 😊

@sweden March 15, 2018, 9:28 p.m.

@WeRWorld Lol! Maybe because we just don’t have time+ unfamiliar with Swedish stuff in supermarkets yet😬🤐 But we are learning anyways so 😊

@sweden March 15, 2018, 8:39 p.m.

@FILLIDUTTENxd @whatsupjonah 😱😱No!! Please stop! This is one of my living sources 😩..aghhh

@sweden March 15, 2018, 8:37 p.m.

@whatsupjonah Naah! My mom sends me her magic home medicines. Should be fine 😃😴

@sweden March 15, 2018, 8:23 p.m.

Dinner time, & this’s the favorite side of a super market for international students & those who have no time. (Vi…

@sweden March 15, 2018, 6:42 p.m.

Among Swedish, there are 5 minority languages in Sweden: -Finnish -Meänkieli -Sami languages -Yiddish -Romani. //Sh.M.

@sweden March 15, 2018, 6:17 p.m.

Language tip: Try to set up a consistent time to study at home, no matter how short it is, CONSISTENCY is the key for good results. //Sh.M.

@sweden March 15, 2018, 4:56 p.m.

I was first introduced to Semla by @sweden ’s former curator: @mansj . I followed his tip of (being comfortable)…

@sweden March 15, 2018, 4:36 p.m.

RT @Izuelanna: @sweden 1. Sweden had something called du-reformen (the you-reform) in the 1960-ies. Swedish used to have some of the most s…

@sweden March 15, 2018, 2:58 p.m.

@nopednazi Ok. You didn’t tell me, what do you think of my amazing sketching skills?

@sweden March 15, 2018, 2:42 p.m.

Warm sun & cold ice! #Coexistence Good afternoon beautiful people.☀️ //Sh.M.

@sweden March 15, 2018, 12:29 p.m.

One difference is that in Sweden it’s ok to call a teacher/professor by their first name, while it’s rude in Saudi…

@sweden March 15, 2018, 11:54 a.m.

One cultural similarity between Sweden & Saudi Arabia is the love for coffee. Both people enjoy their own type of c…

@sweden March 15, 2018, 11 a.m.

@Jordi_M_R Watched the video, and yes, these are some cool places 👌🏼

@sweden March 15, 2018, 10:26 a.m.

@niesliphoto & the Swiss chocolate 👌🏼👌🏼

@sweden March 15, 2018, 10:22 a.m.

@Perky_Nana Wow! Those are some really interesting facts 👌🏼 Number 3 is cool 😎

@sweden March 15, 2018, 10:14 a.m.

@JamesFluker Read the article, and wow! That’s something unusual for a river..

@sweden March 15, 2018, 8:20 a.m.

@gummitch_uk We’re just starting a new day in @sweden. 😃☀️ We hope you’re well too.

@sweden March 15, 2018, 8:10 a.m.

Let’s talk about culture 😃, we’d love to read one thing about your country, can you share with us?

@sweden March 15, 2018, 7:29 a.m.

An international student breakfast fast: cheap, healthy, and super fast 😃 Good morning beautiful people ☀️

@sweden March 14, 2018, 9:45 p.m.

International students spend some of their best years of life living far away from their home, friends ,families...…

@sweden March 14, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

@half_a_hero Take it into consideration, people 😅

@sweden March 14, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

@half_a_hero Consider this when giving someone a gift in Germany, people.

@sweden March 14, 2018, 7:14 p.m.

“Socker” in Swedish is like in Arabic= means Sugar. “Nej” in Swedish is like in Urdu/Hindi= means No. What more…

@sweden March 14, 2018, 6:29 p.m.

@WolfNilsson I already know like they are only 236 😃

@sweden March 14, 2018, 6:18 p.m.

Another tiring process? —Cheese selection! Gosh so many choices. 😵 //Sh.M.

@sweden March 14, 2018, 5:18 p.m.

But no problem, there will always be a chance to have a look at the art in Stockholm’s metro stations. Here’s an in…

@sweden March 14, 2018, 5:14 p.m.

Mate!! catching up a tunnelbana “the metro” is a tiring process. 😪 //Sh.M.

@sweden March 14, 2018, 5:08 p.m.

@finkladd And people were too kind to correct you? ...Same✋🏼

@sweden March 14, 2018, 1:21 p.m.

True story: I used to falsely call people “Pushikta” rather than “Ursäkta”, which means excuse me 🤣. Now I don’t kn…

@sweden March 14, 2018, 1:11 p.m.

Language tip: don’t be afraid of making mistakes, we all do stupid mistakes when it comes to new languages😅 and that’s OK. //Sh.M.

@sweden March 14, 2018, 1:01 p.m.

@papswing @Izuelanna Errr! Gonna rethink of my statement!

@sweden March 14, 2018, 10:30 a.m.

In Swedish class, we don’t only learn words’ pronunciation but also their right tune. Swedish tunes is my favorite…

@sweden March 14, 2018, 10:25 a.m.

@papswing I have not yet but I’d love to 😃

@sweden March 14, 2018, 8:21 a.m.

For me, being late for 5 minuets or 25 minuets is considered late anyway:) so I end up coming too early. *Perfectio…

@sweden March 13, 2018, 8:33 p.m.

Having a conversation with people of different colors & beliefs helps in seeing them as individuals, rather than gr…

@sweden March 13, 2018, 8:06 p.m.

@xoxoxo_140 Lux with potatoes all the way 😍😩👏🏼

@sweden March 13, 2018, 7:18 p.m.

Language tip: it’s easier to communicate with people of your own culture, but getting to know other people will enh…

@sweden March 13, 2018, 5:16 p.m.

My Russian friend comes from a town where the temperature drops to -40. I come from a city where the temperature re…

@sweden March 13, 2018, 4:36 p.m.

@OsoLaikYuGona Hahaha!! Tack så mycket 😂

@sweden March 13, 2018, 4:02 p.m.

Okeeey fam! 😃Thanks for participating! I guess I have now an idea of what to talk about👌🏼🌸

@sweden March 13, 2018, 3:27 p.m.

Language tip: 2 important skills that we should work on: Listening & Reading. As listening will facilitate speak…

@sweden March 13, 2018, 3:02 p.m.

I can only share my own perspective: Swedish is generally easy because it has similarities to English. The harde…

@sweden March 13, 2018, 2:22 p.m.

RT @LinlathenAndrew: @tina_tp1_perry @sweden Enjoy your coffee Tina. Took a quick look at your profile, oddly even though I've had breast c…

@sweden March 13, 2018, 12:51 p.m.

@Aneets1 And some people are waking up already, that’s our world 🌍

@sweden March 13, 2018, 12:07 p.m.

It’s around 12 p.m. now & usually we have a lunch-break in Sweden. What are you doing in your part of the world?

@sweden March 13, 2018, 11:27 a.m.

RT @natsthlm: @sweden I finished all SFI & SVA classes 4yrs ago. It totally worth it. Now I'm working in an office of 30 Swedes and 1 forei…

@sweden March 13, 2018, 10:27 a.m.

“I got married &came to Sweden last year, my old mother is alone now in Ukraine. I study Swedish everyday so I can…

@sweden March 13, 2018, 10:24 a.m.

Swedish classes in Sweden are often fun, and free. It comes as an attempt from the government to encourage people t…

@sweden March 13, 2018, 8:29 a.m.

RT @FrisedelNowar: What should swedes learn from your culture, to improve our own? What would sweden benefit from this? @sweden

@sweden March 13, 2018, 8:26 a.m.

RT @susan_kemp: @sweden I'm having a hard time learning the vowels. Is there a good online source or some way to learn this? I'll also be m…

@sweden March 12, 2018, 8:27 p.m.

RT @slloydwilson: @sweden The last time I went to Sweden, I made sure my bag was 5 kg short of the max on the way there so I could bring ba…

@sweden March 12, 2018, 7:52 p.m.

@1azylizzie Been dealing with them before! Thanks for the nice words

@sweden March 12, 2018, 7:49 p.m.

@SatelliteTracy Honestly I was poor after it for 3 months 😩

@sweden March 12, 2018, 7:42 p.m.

Last tweet of the day: My 1st homecoming trip was pretty expensive, I was so excited to reunite with family & frien…

@sweden March 12, 2018, 7:40 p.m.

It was back in high school when I watched a program on education in Scandnvia (Particularly Finland). I became inte…

@sweden March 12, 2018, 6:50 p.m.

RT @CristineHell: @sweden I have only lived in a foreign country for 3months, but I still tried to learn the language (forgotten now) but I…

@sweden March 12, 2018, 6:01 p.m.

The reason why I’m learning Swedish (although It is not a requirement for my university program) is because I think…

@sweden March 12, 2018, 5:53 p.m.

@fraufeli Like someone who helps with finding the best educational methods that result in better people, thus better world

@sweden March 12, 2018, 5:24 p.m.

@fraufeli An educational consultant is an independent consultant who helps parents/students and organizations with…

@sweden March 12, 2018, 5:13 p.m.

@rotationUpNorth Congratulations on your survival 😂

@sweden March 12, 2018, 5:10 p.m.

More about me: I am a student from Saudi Arabia, I graduated last year and came to Sweden to pursue my higher educa…

@sweden March 12, 2018, 3:53 p.m.

@jadeisallama Well work on it! If we did, know it’s for you 😎

@sweden March 12, 2018, 3:36 p.m.

The snow is somehow melting today & I’m still walking on my Saudi shoes! Gotta buy myself snow boots soon.

@sweden March 12, 2018, 2:49 p.m.

@LeaDeLeo How is your Swedish now? 😃

@sweden March 12, 2018, 2:47 p.m.

@KiksBert My classmates in Swedish class 😃

@sweden March 12, 2018, 2:29 p.m.

@ariel_a_perez Wow! Your 3 languages are among the most spoken languages 😊

@sweden March 12, 2018, 2:27 p.m.

@Rabanada Amazing! You speak some of the most widely spoken languages in the world 😃

@sweden March 12, 2018, 2:25 p.m.

@Zukram97 Cool!! I too want to learn Russian, Turkish, & Chinese. But for now, just Swedish.

@sweden March 12, 2018, 2:22 p.m.

@Nissvik That’s very interesting! Will think about it :)

@sweden March 12, 2018, 2:17 p.m.

During my week as a curator, I’ll focus on tweeting about learning languages (Swedish in particular). I already spe…

@sweden March 12, 2018, 10:37 a.m.

Let me begin with knowing what you guys like more to be shared:

@sweden March 12, 2018, 10:28 a.m.

@Andyw1803 Gonna take it into consideration! Thanks 😃

@sweden March 12, 2018, 10:26 a.m.

@MHDETER @sweden wishes you a good day 💜

@sweden March 12, 2018, 10:14 a.m.

@untangledIove Hi from @sweden to the great people of Indonesia 🇮🇩🇸🇪😎

@sweden March 12, 2018, 10:10 a.m.

@fraufeli @sweden wishes a good day to the people of Berlin 😎

@sweden March 12, 2018, 10:09 a.m.

@surbhipateI Hello from @sweden to the delightful people of California 💜

@sweden March 12, 2018, 10:08 a.m.

@StuartBonar We have smart followers :)

@sweden March 12, 2018, 10:07 a.m.

@Netherlanders Hello from @sweden to the beautiful people of Netherlands 🇳🇱 🇸🇪