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    Kaka - shit
    Haere mai - welcome
    Hei konā rā - goodbye
    You are lying! I never hit you! YOU ARE TEARING ME APART, LISA!

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    "hyggelig"

    Kinda like "gemütlichkeit" but not quite. It is a state of comfort and ease - like the feeling you have when you are with your best of friends or christmas eve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catanowplx View Post
    wouldnt that just be cozy?

    i cant think of any on the top of my head :O
    Nah man, doesn't even compare.

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    As someone in California who speaks English, I can assure you we have regional words which baffle people who are not use to the way Californians actually speak.

    ie: 'sup = Which is said with a nod of the head and a squint of the eyes, depending on the tone it can mean several things:

    'sup (mild eyebrow wink,left to right head bob): I have weed, want to get high?
    'sup (with a grimace looking at the others body): Lets have sex.
    'sup (with mild shoulder and hand movement): Hey, what are you doing I'm going to get some beers want to join?

    Also combined with 'Yo' which has as many varied meanings, you might hear two Californians have a conversation that looks like this.

    Yo'sup (slight shoulder with a double head lift and eyebrow raise): Hello, I see you got the beer, I got fresh God’s Gift.
    Dude! (with a quick thumbs up): Hello, I see it's time to get baked.

    I hope this helps. We also have many other words and phrases just for ordering fast food, going on a date, driving, outdoor sports and club going.
    Last edited by Gothicshark; 2012-12-26 at 10:54 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gothicshark View Post
    I hope this helps. We also have many other words and phrases just for ordering fast food, going on a date, driving, outdoor sports and club going.
    Huh... no wonder things always seem to fly by me with spoken English. Evil, confusing Americans....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alkestis View Post
    Yeah, I did sort of figure it was just popular thinking. Never bothered going through wiki for it though, found "Saudade is a difficult word to translate precisely. It is said to be the only exact equivalent of the Welsh hiraeth and the Cornish hireth." so I guess tęsknota isn't exactly the same.
    Tęsknota is simply the feeling of missing someone or something, so unless Saudade means something more than just that, they should be exact translations but I don't know Saudade and upon searching on Wiki it seems to be something more deep or something, didn't bother read the article though

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    In Serbia we have "inat".No English translation,it can be described as doing something in spite all rational reasons someone could give you to not do that certain thing.Really interesting word,and usually describes Serbian people entirely.

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    I think "saft" (from Swedish) doesn't have an English equivalent... it's a kind of concentrated and sugary fruit juice which is mixed with water :P

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    A phrase really, "over yonder".

    Not used as much by my generation but my grandfather's generation seems to use it more often. Example: "The toilet is in the hall over yonder."

    Sort of means, "over there".
    Last edited by Hastings; 2012-12-26 at 11:09 PM.
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    rumpnisse = a little person with a large butt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomatketchup View Post
    What unique words do you have in your language? Like in Swedish, where we have the most awesome word ever: "lagom", which doesn't have a direct English equalivent but basically means something that is okay, in the middle. Like if something is "lagom" cooked, it means it's okay cooked, it's as cooked as it should be.

    So what unique words exist out there?
    I think there are other languages with similar words to "lagom", though none of them is in Europe.

    There is "smörgåsbord" from Swedish, I think it's entirely unique. It's even used in english as smorgasbord.

    There is schadenfreude from German, I think it's pretty unique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aftonflickan View Post
    I think "saft" (from Swedish) doesn't have an English equivalent... it's a kind of concentrated and sugary fruit juice which is mixed with water :P
    Lemonade/Soft drink.

    Not a direct translation, but describes the same thing.

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    Is bugger a unique word? To English.

    Bap = Bread Roll

    Clunge = vagina
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    Heard this one on the radio, slang for nice ass or something like that, badankadonk
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    AM English, and we don't really have a word or phrase for "Enjoy your meal", apart from what I have just written, but there is no set-phrase, and a variety can be used.

    However, in Belgium where i live, they have the word "Smakelijk!" which basically means "Enjoy your meal!". I just found it a bit strange they have a set phrase for it, but turns out Uk seems to be in the minority language wise for having no phrase :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Istaril View Post
    Oh. So many good ones.

    Teuchter - Essentially means 'Highlander', but the general idea of it is 'Moron'.
    Haha, is that how you spell it? My mother's Scottish, she taught me that one when I was a wee bairn. Ya Heeland teuchter!!!

    She also taught me "toerag" (insult), which she said was the little bit of gross loose skin you get when you stub your toe. But apparently it's in reference to beggars using rags as makeshift socks.

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    Gobshite - someone who speaks nothing but bullshit all the time (gob - mouth and shite - shit) :P
    One of my all-time favourite words.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomatketchup View Post
    I guess, Swedish women do enjoy foreign people after all, so could be useful.


    Uh huh, in my friend circle none does. :[
    Close your eyes and smile.
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    I don't know if anyone outside of Canada uses "Clicks" as a word for kilometre.

    "Its about 100 clicks that way"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aftonflickan View Post
    I think "saft" (from Swedish) doesn't have an English equivalent... it's a kind of concentrated and sugary fruit juice which is mixed with water :P
    Sounds like Drink. See video:


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiili View Post
    Uh huh, in my friend circle none does. :[
    Lies, all the Swedish chicks love English guys!

    Also my favourite is a Window-licker.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Methanar View Post
    I don't know if anyone outside of Canada uses "Clicks" as a word for kilometre.

    "Its about 100 clicks that way"
    I know people in the military use that. Although your average American won't say Clicks, because we use miles instead of kilometers.

    Since no one wants to say it.... swag and YOLO.

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