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The 17 funniest expressions in Swedish

The 17 funniest expressions in Swedish (and how to use them)

1. A Swede doesn’t tell someone to “take a hike”… he tells someone to “throw themselves in the wall.” (Släng dig i väggen)
2. A Swede doesn’t “beat around the bush”… he “walks like the cat around hot porridge.” (Gå som katten kring het gröt)
3. A Swede doesn’t tell you to “chill”… he asks you to “tag down.” (Tagga ned)
4. A Swede doesn’t say ”no worries” if everything is alright… he tells you there is “no cow on the ice.” (Ingen ko på isen)
5. Alternatively he tells you there is “no danger on the roof.” (Ingen fara på taket)
6. A Swede is not ”wasted”… he is “round under his feet.” (Rund under fötterna)

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Swedish glossary



Swedish glossary

Learning Swedish is tough, some say. Why not start by using this Swedish–English glossary to learn some basic words and phrases? It’s not that difficult, really.


https://sweden.se/culture-traditions/swedish-glossary/

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