Swedish words that sound naughty in English

Nathalie sent me this lovely link on 8 Swedish words that sound wrong in English

They were:

  1. fart (speed)
  2. puss (kiss)
  3. prick (dot)
  4. kock (chef)
  5. bra (good)
  6. sex (six)
  7. slut (end)
  8. fack (pocket, pronounced ‘fuck’)

There are some others that I find funny

  1. VD (MD/CEO)
  2. Dubbelkräpp toilet paper (double crêpe)
  3. Fanny (a name)
  4. Tytti (a name)
  5. fart limits (speed limits)
  6. tvätt (laundry)
  7. slags (type)
  8. KFUK (YWCA)
  9. kiss (pee)
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Double crêpe toilet paper

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Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

6 thoughts

  1. Another word: kaka! In many other languages, it means “bajs”. I have a Italian friend who find it particularly difficult. He always says “no” when somebody asks him if he wants a “kaka”. P.S I just love your blog and want to comment all the time. But I am a bit nervous when I write because I know you are an English teacher. Hopefully my mistakes don’t annoy you 😛

  2. 🙂

    I read, in an expat forum … a Swedish girl having pizza with her parents-in-law to-be. She wasn’t particularly fond of the edge of the pizza … the crust. She said told them that, but as she spoke she couldn’t remember the word, so the Swedish word came to mind; «kant» (pronounced as cunt). She told them she didn’t like the kant 😳

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