Jag söker svenska idiomen!
March 7, 2013 7:07 AM Subscribe
I'm learning Swedish in advance of a trip to Stockholm to visit friends this summer. (Yes, I know Swedes generally speak excellent English; learning languages is a hobby.) When I'm there, I'd like to pepper some of my conversations with colorful sayings, slang, and idioms. Kan du hjälpa mig?
posted by Admiral Haddock to Writing & Language (5 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I've found this site
, and I can ask my Swedish tutor, but I'd love your input.
As examples I'd take anything from the deliberately / ironically outdated ("Well, shiver my timbers!"), to the colorful / salty ("It's colder than a witch's tit in a brass brassiere this morning!"), to the everyday colorful ("I'm so fucking hungover, I think I am going to die"), to kid speak ("That was fucking amazeballs!"). I'm not looking for translations of those phrases per se--just whatever the analogous things would be på svenska. How would your granddad swear? How does your 12-year-old cousin say something's awesome?
Bonus question: can you recommend any good Swedish pop culture sites or blogs to keep up on what's cool and how people are talking?
Tack så mycket!