Learning a new language is perhaps not as daunting as you might think.
|This week I 'blogga' about Swedish words.|
Technology in particular is one field where Swedish words are very similar to English, as you can see from the following list of Swedish words and their English equivalents...
1) googla ... to google
2) twittra ... to tweet
3) printa ut ... to print out
4) skypa ... to skype
5) facebooka ... to facebook
6) skanna ... to scan
7) blogga ... to blog
8) spotifiera ... to use spotify
9) websajt ... website
10) logga in ... to log in
And if you want to test how your Swedish skills are progressing, see if you can work out this next one for yourself...
11) logga ut ...
(Clue: It's very similar to 'logga in'.)
However, not all Swedish words translate as you would expect, as demonstrated by the following examples...
1) kissBe careful with this translation, as in Swedish the word 'kiss' refers to 'pee' (urine).
|'Fart' means speed, not flatulence.|
3) barnYou might expect the word 'barn' to refer to a large wooden hut, but in Swedish a 'barn' is a child.
4) fartPretty much everyone will be familiar with the English word 'fart', but in Swedish the word 'fart' refers not to flatulence. Rather, it means 'speed'.
5) giftIn Swedish the word 'gift' has two meanings, and neither of them refers to a present. The Swedish word 'gift' translates as either 'poison' or 'married'.
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And here are a couple of other Swedish themed posts:
Santa Claus, Camper Vans And Swedish Girls
10 Cool Swedish Words And Expressions (Part 3)