There are a lot of words that are normal in Swedish that are weird or strange for English speakers or vice versa. Knowing this fact we decided to surprise each other by making a list of 10 each and seeing who had what. Here are just a few! And then we left the pages and showed each other - newlywed style!
Hår (pronounced whore) - means hair
Hårservice - means hair service but sounds like whore and they don’t pronounce service like we do but it’s close enough to chuckle
Fart (we both had this one) - means speed - this is seen all over the place! :)
Utfart and Infart - exit and entrance where you drive in and out You usually don’t fart in - it is usually out! LOL Farts usually go out! Farting in is implosive!
Slut (pronounced sloot) - means end
Bad - has several meanings: bath, a swim, prayed
Kock - means cook (like chef)
Kiss - means pee
Sex - means both six and sex
You hear and have to say sex all the time because it’s the number 6!. That was a little uncomfortable for me for the first decade.
Barn - means kids
Bra - means good
Fack - pronounced “F*ck” means a pocket, cubby hole, or a workers’ union
Puss - means kiss, more like a peck
Kitt - pronounced “shit” means putty after 20+ years I didn’t know this word. I heard someone fixing my kitchen say this and I seriously thought it was just their foreign accent. I’ve only heard that person say it until Karen surprised me
Prick - means point - kind of like English but in Swedish they use it more
Slutstation - this means last stop on your bus or train, end of the line