Are you looking for some entertaining Swedish words or phrases? Here is a list of the most common Swedish words that make non-Swedes laugh, or at least smirk. :)
Funny Swedish words and expressions
- bra – not a part of the female wardrobe, it simply means good
- kiss – urine
- puss – kiss
- kock – chef (so, Swedish chef is svensk kock in Swedish)
- farthinder – speed bump
- fackförening – (trade) union
- knullruffs – ruffled hair after intense intercourse
- sex – six
Yes, Swedes say sex when they talk about the number 6. Strangely, they also say sex when they mean sex, the reproductive activity. This may lead to confusion when Swedes say: Sex hos mig, – Six/sex at my place, and you don’t know whether the person is very determined to have some sexy time at their place or just meet up at six o’clock.
- olla – no, you shall not say it when you meet a Swede – it means “touching an objekt with the tip of a penis”. Wondering who was in demand of coming up with that word, please?!
- slut – finish
- Läderlappen – Batman (at least Spiderman is called Spindelmannen)
… also good to know, and better not to confuse:
- hurra – hooray
- hora – whore
More about the Swedish language
- Basic Swedish Phrases, Words & Common Sentences – for Your Trip to Sweden
- 10 Tips – How to Learn Swedish
- Is Swedish hard to learn? Here, the answer.