Nathalie sent me this lovely link on 8 Swedish words that sound wrong in English They were: fart (speed) puss (kiss) prick (dot) kock (chef) bra (good) sex (six) slut (end) fack (pocket, pronounced ‘fuck’) There are some others that… Read More ›
I saw the notice above the Swedish Dance Museum – it made me think of the cartoon below!
There are often incorrect translations from Swedish into English so beware: Svenska: 1.000.000 – miljon 1.000.000.000 – miljard 1.000.000.000.000 – biljon 1.000.000.000.000.000 – biljard 1.000.000.000.000.000.000 – triljon 1.000.000.000.000.000.000.000 – triljard English language 1,000,000 – million 1,000,000,000 – billion 1,000,000,000,000… Read More ›
This post comes from Aidan Isherwood, who is a colleague and absolutely brilliant at grammar. And ‘skulle’ often causes problems when translated into English. When skulle is not should The Swedish word skulle appears to be an extremely versatile word…. Read More ›
Sambo in Swedish means person with whom one lives; common-law spouse; cohabitant spouse; life companion; partner; cohabitant live-in partner/boyfriend/girlfriend But but but but but………… Sambo in English can be abbreviation for ‘sandwich’ (mainly in Ireland) A racial slur from the… Read More ›