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Serpent
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 Message 1 of 50
12 January 2014 at 5:41am | IP Logged 
Inspired by a similar thread for Russian, which in turn was inspired by the consistency thread.

Just share anything you learned recently.

I've wanted to start this thread for a week or so. I've spent some time in Porvoo, Finland, and I came across a lot of Swedish there.

So the first word I'm sharing is bilskola, driving school. I think it's kinda cute.

AFAIU the Norwegian and Danish version is bilskole.
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12 January 2014 at 10:41am | IP Logged 
Serpent wrote:

AFAIU the Norwegian and Danish version is bilskole.


køreskole/kjøreskole or trafikskole/trafikkskole (first word of each pair is Danish)
a school for cars sounds kinda funny :P
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12 January 2014 at 2:12pm | IP Logged 
Emerging from a crazy Norwegian weekend, my word for today is bakrus. It means hangover.
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12 January 2014 at 4:41pm | IP Logged 
mångata

Swedish

Etymology> måne (“moon”) +‎ gata (“street, road”), known at least since 1890.
Noun

mångata c

    the roadlike reflection of moonlight on water

        Nybrovikens tjocka och stilla vatten speglade en bred, glimmande mångata i oljiga ringlar, och utmed kajen reste skutorna en gles och orörlig skog af master och tackling.

             The thick and still water of Nybroviken [a bay in Stockholm] reflected a broad, glistering mångata in oily serpents, and along the quay the ships raised a sparse and immobile forest of masts and rigging.


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13 January 2014 at 8:14am | IP Logged 
Having just woken up I figured I should get the word of the day out of the way, but all I can think about is my warm bed. Å sove, it means 'to sleep'.
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17 January 2014 at 7:26pm | IP Logged 
Is the Scandinavian word of the day still a thing? I would like it if a community of people got together and shared cool words, I'm not motivated enough to keep a log, but I am motivated enough for this haha.

Anyways the Norwegian word I felt like sharing today is vektrom (which is weight-room).
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17 January 2014 at 8:31pm | IP Logged 
Maybe the Swedish one?
förmedla - to mediate, to act as a proxy, to make a deal
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17 January 2014 at 8:38pm | IP Logged 
dass
Norwegian for (public/outdoor) toilet

from German 'das Häuschen' (the small wooden "house" around the hole you shit in :) )


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