Mar 31, 2009
[ dramat, dramer, dramerna ]
Drama usually refers to a theater play or its acting but can also be used to describe an upsetting event or tragedy. Sweden is especially proud of August Strindberg's theatrical works.
Mar 30, 2009
[ fascinerar, fascinerade, fascinerat, fascinera! ]
Fascinera means to fascinate.
Mar 29, 2009
[ missbruket, missbruk, missbruken ]
A missbruk is an abuse or addiction. It can be used in the context of alcohol abuse: alkoholmissbruk.
Mar 28, 2009
[ läskigt, läskiga ]
Läskig means creepy, awful, or horrible. It can be attributed to a person or a situation.
Mar 26, 2009
[ dejten, dejter, dejterna ]
Taken straight from English, dejt is a transliteration of date, in the romantic sense of that term.
Mar 25, 2009
[ bonusbarnet, bonusbarn, bonusbarnen ]
Literally bonus child, this neologism puts a positive spin on styvbarn, stepchild. After all, who wants to be called a stepchild?
Mar 24, 2009
[ minglar, minglade, minglat, mingla! ]
To mingle at a cocktail party becomes att mingla in Swedish. While mingling, you may engage in småprat, or small talk.