I’m starting a new series called the Top 5. Top 5 things about anything. Fun, easy to read and perhaps educational, but that’s a bonus.
My first ode to Top Fives is about Swedish words. This list is of seven Swedish words do not mean the same thing in the English language, known as “false friends”. If you translate the word as what you hear, you’d be in for a treat.
And since this is the first post in the series, I say screw it, let’s do sju instead of fem. Because sju is that much cooler to say.
Meaning “good” not the bra you put on to hold your boobs up.
Pee. To pee is kissa.
Ask a man, it means poison.
Ask a women, it means marriage.
Translates both ways but mostly used as the number six.
Because you’re hot, need a fan, you scream FANNNN! (FUCKKK!). Fan is interjected at all levels of conversations in Swedish society, unlike f’uck which is used by bad mouth people.
Meaning “stop” or in presentations, “the end.” Could you tell a slut to sluta though?