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ack etymology From Old Swedish akh, from gml ach. pronunciation
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interjection: {{head}}
  1. alas, oh (exclamation of sorrow, etc.)
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (electronics, slang) an electric accumulator; contraction of ackumulator
akter etymology From gml achter, from osx aftar, from Proto-Germanic *after. Cognate with efter, Dutch achter, English after.
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. stern (the rear part or after end of a ship or vessel)
  2. (colloquial, humorous) bum, behind
  3. {{sv-noun-form-indef-pl}}
ante
verb: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial, dialectal) past tense of ana
apa etymology From Old Swedish apa, from Old Norse api, from Proto-Germanic *apô, from Proto-Indo-European *abō-. pronunciation
  • /ˈɑːˌpa/ {{audio}}
noun: {{head}}
  1. A primate; ape, monkey. De visade en dokumentär om apor på teve. "They showed a documentary about primates on TV."
  2. (slang, derogatory) A dumb or annoying person; idiot. Vad gör den där jävla apan här? "What's that bitch doing here?"
  3. (colloquial, idiomatic) A bad smell. Det luktar apa här inne. "It smells terrible in here."
  4. (nautical, historical) A sail on the main mast or mizzen mast of a sailing ship.
verb: {{sv-verb-reg}}
  1. To (attempt to) imitate without a sense of originality, usually with the particle efter; to ape, to monkey. De apade bara efter det jag hade skrivit. "They just aped what I had written."
  2. To behave in a whimsical or foolish manner; to clown around. Reflexive verb. Hon apade sig inför hela klassen. "She monkeyed around in front of the whole class."
related terms:
  • efterapa
arsle
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) arse/ass/arsehole/asshole, buttocks
  2. (vulgar, offensive) arse/ass, arsehole/asshole, jerk
etymology From Old Norse ars + hol.
as
etymology 1 Unknown
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. Carrion, carcass (of an animal killed by a predator).
  2. (slang) Derogatory and offensive term describing or addressing a person whose behaviour is considered as inconsiderate towards others. Dra åt helvete ditt jävla as! Go to hell you bloody arse!
etymology 2 From Old Norse áss ({{g}} æsir).
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. One of the Æsir, a Norse God.
Synonyms: asagud
asgarva etymology as + garva
verb: {{sv-verb-reg}}
  1. (slang) to laugh out loud, lol, LMAO, rofl
abbreviation:
  • asg
related terms:
  • asgarv
asså
adverb: {{head}}
  1. (informal) alternative spelling of alltså
ava etymology Short for avannonsera
verb: {{head}}
  1. (radio, slang) to announce a song or radio program at its end
antonyms:
  • påa
avis etymology From avundsjuk + -is
adjective: {{sv-adj}}
  1. (colloquial) jealous
avsugning
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (sex, slang) blowjob (the act of sucking)
babbe pronunciation
  • /ˈbaˌbɛ/
etymology Unknown. Possibly derived from babian, "baboon", or Ali Baba, referring to stereotypes of individuals from the Middle East.
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (slang, derogatory) A non-white person, usually of foreign origin; wog. Stick härifrån, din jävla babbe. Get the out of here, you goddamn wog.
Synonyms: blatte
bajs pronunciation
  • /bajs/
etymology Attested since 1842 as baj ("feces"), usually in the the expression fy baj, a form of reprimand used for and by small children. Johan Ernst Rietz Svenskt dialektlexikon ("Swedish dialect dictionary") also suggests{{R:runeberg.org|dialektl|0049.html baj}} a relation to Middle High German baht.
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) Feces, poo. Du luktar bajs. You smell [like] poop.
bajsa etymology According to Nationalencyklopedins ordbok in use since at least since the 1930s. Verb derivation from bajs ("poop"). pronunciation
  • /ˈbajˌsa/
verb: {{sv-verb-reg}}
  1. (colloquial) to defecate, to poop Hunden bajsade på den nyklippta gräsmattan. The dog pooped on the newly cut lawn. Kommer jag inte till en toalett snart så kommer jag att bajsa på mig. If I don't get to a bathroom soon, I'm going to poop myself.
  2. (slang) to show contempt for someone Jag bajsar på dina jävla lögner. I don't give a shit about your damned lies. Jag bajsar snett på dig. I don't care for you.
Can be used as a neutral everyday word for defacation in most informal situations. Synonyms: avföring ("feces"), skit
related terms:
  • bajs
  • bajshumor ("poop humor")
  • bajsig ("poopy")
  • bajsnödig ("in need of defecating")
  • kiss- och bajshumor ("potty humor")
bakis etymology Shortening of bakfull + -is.
adjective: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) hung over
bakluckeloppis etymology baklucka ‘trunk of a car, tailgate, rear hatch’ + loppis ‘flea market’
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (slang) a drive-in flea market; car boot sale
ball etymology {{rfe}} pronunciation
  • ˈbal
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  1. (slang) cool, hip, fun, entertaining exampleDet är ballt att åka skateboard. It’s cool to ride a skateboard.
balle
adjective: {{head}}
  1. {{sv-adj-form-abs-def-m}}
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) penis; shlong
  2. (colloquial) testicle, usually in the plural
bananrepublik {{wikipedia}}
noun: {{head}}
  1. (derogatory) a banana republic
bananskal pronunciation
  • /baˈnɑːnˌskɑːl/
etymology Svenska Akademiens ordbok Attested since 1919 acccording to Nationalencyklopedins ordbok. From banan + skal. Usage of the idiom is more recent.
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. Banana peel, banana skin Det låg gammalt tidningspapper och bananskal på det smutsiga golvet. "There were old newspapers and banana peels on the dirty floor."
  2. (colloquial, idiomatic) Unexpectedly getting involved with something, especially employment. Jag halkade in på jobbet som VD på ett bananskal. "I got the job as managing director by chance."
banga
verb: {{sv-verb-reg}}
  1. (slang, somewhat derogatory) to chicken out; to be too afraid to do some given objective
banna
etymology 1 From Old Norse banna, from Proto-Germanic *bannaną.
verb: {{sv-verb-reg}}
  1. (Internet, slang) to ban
  2. (dated) to rebuke
related terms:
  • förbanna
  • förbannelse
etymology 2
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (dated) rebuke
bannad etymology {{sv-verb-form-pastpart}}
adjective: {{head}}
  1. rebuked
  2. (Internet, slang) banned
barnslig etymology From Old Swedish barnsliker, barnzliker, barnzliken, from Old Norse bernskr. pronunciation
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adjective: {{head}} {{sv-adj-reg}}
  1. childish (behaving immaturely)
barr etymology From Old Norse barr
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. needle; leaf of a coniferous tree
  2. (dated, slang, uncountable) hair
related terms:
  • barra
  • granbarr
  • tallbarr
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (gymnastics) parallel bars
bas pronunciation
  • /bɑːs/
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noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. base; foundation
  2. (mathematics) base, basis; a set of vector which span a certain space
  3. (mathematics) base; the lower, horizontal line in a triangle or the horizontal plane in a cone, pyramid etc.
  4. (chemistry) base; alkali
  5. (molecular biology, colloquial) nucleotide in the context of a DNA or RNA polymer
  6. bass guitar
  7. a permanent structure for housing a military
Synonyms: (foundation) grund, (military) militärbas
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (dated) a (minor) officer or boss; the person in charge of the daily work
Synonyms: arbetsledare
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (uncountable, music) the tones of lowest frequency
  2. musical instruments, musicians, singers or loudspeakers presenting such tones
batch
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (computing, slang) a batch (of commands, processed as a group)
Synonyms: kommandofil, körning, program, sats
beige etymology Attested from 1895. Borrowing from French beige. The slang definition is likely associated to the perceived blandness of the color. pronunciation
  • (Swedish) /beːɧ/, /bɛːɧ/
adjective: {{head}}
  1. Beige. Hon hade en lång, beige kappa på sig. "She wore a long, beige coat."
  2. (slang) Boring, uninteresting, negative. Din morsa är så jävla beige! "Your mother is so damn dull."
beta
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. beta; the Greek letter Β, β
  2. beetroot
  3. (computing) a beta version of a program
  4. (slang) short for minnesbeta
verb: {{head}}
  1. to graze; to eat grass; to feed on growing herbage.
  2. to test software prior to release.
betala pronunciation
  • /bɛˈtɑːla/
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verb: {{head}}
  1. to pay; to give money in exchange for goods or services
  2. (reflexive) to pay; to be profitable
  3. (colloquial) to pay; to be the subject of revenge
related terms:
  • betalan
  • betalare
  • betalning
Synonyms: (to give money in exchange for goods or services) gälda (archaic), (to be profitable) löna sig
bi
etymology 1 From Old Swedish  , from Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *bijō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰī-.
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. bee
  • More rare spellings of the defenite forms are bit/bits (singular) and bien/biens (plural). However, the spellings in the inflection box are the most common.
etymology 2
adjective: {{head}}
  1. (informal) bisexual
etymology 3
adverb: {{sv-adv}}
  1. (in some fixed expressions) by
related terms:
  • stå någon bi
bira
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (slang) A (quantity of) beer; brewsky.
Synonyms: bir, bärs, pilsner
björn etymology From Old Swedish biörn, biorn, from Old Norse bjǫrn, from Proto-Germanic *bernuz, northern form of Proto-Germanic *berô, probably from Proto-Indo-European *bʰer-.{{R:runeberg.org|svetym|0133.html björn}} pronunciation
  • /bjøːrn/
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noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. a bear an ursid Vi såg en björn i skogen i går. We saw a bear in the forest yesterday.
  2. (slang) a large hairy man, particularly one who is gay; a bear
related terms:
blatte {{rfc}} pronunciation
  • [ˈblàtːɛ]
etymology The word probably originated from the Latin language meaning “cockroach”.
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (often, derogatory) A person living in a Northern European country who is not of European descent.
This term implies not only darkness of skin, but a general lack of intelligence and sophistication.
antonyms:
  • svenne
blomma etymology From Old Norse blómi, blóm, from Proto-Germanic *blōmô. pronunciation
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noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. a flower
  2. (colloquial, dated) wife Anläggningen besöktes av direktören med blomma och barn. The site was visited by the manager with his wife and children.
related terms:
verb: {{sv-verb-reg}}
  1. to flower, to bloom, to blossom
related terms:
  • blomma över
  • blomma ut
  • blomning
  • överblommad
  • utblommad
blåbär etymology blå ‘blue’ + bär ‘berry’ pronunciation
  • /ˈbloːˌbɛːr/, /ˈbloːbɛːr/
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. blueberry; the berry or the plant
  2. (colloquial) an inexperienced, unsuccessful or incompetent person; beginner, newbie
blåneger etymology From blå ‘blue’ + neger ‘negro’
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (derogatory) a very dark negro, usually from Central Africa
blåsa etymology From Old Norse blása, from Proto-Germanic *blēsaną. pronunciation
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noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. a bleb, a bubble
  2. (anatomy) a bladder, a vesica
  3. (medicine) a blister, a bulla
  4. (colloquial) a party dress
compounds:
  • blåshals
  • blåshalskörtel
  • blåskatarr
  • blåstång
verb: {{sv-verb-reg}}
  1. to blow; to produce an air current
  2. to blow; to be propelled by, or to propel by, an air current
  3. to blow; to create or shape by blowing; as in blåsa bubblor (blow bubbles), blåsa glas (blow glass)
  4. (music) to play (a wind instrument)
  5. (colloquial) to fool, diddle, hoodwink
compounds:
  • blåsbälg
  • blåshål
  • blåsinstrument
  • blåslampa
  • blåsorkester
  • blåsrör
  • blåsväder
blåst etymology {{sv-verb-form-pastpart}} pronunciation
  • Adjective, verb
    • /bloːst/
    • (Central Standard) [blôːst], [blôə̯st]
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  • Noun
    • /bloːst/, /blɔst/
    • (Central Standard) [blôːst], [blôə̯st], [blɔ̂sːt]
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adjective: {{head}}
  1. (informal, pejorative) daft, stupid; easily tricked
  2. (informal, pejorative) tricked, fooled; having lost something due to trickery
related terms:
  • blåsning
etymology From Old Swedish blaster, blæster‚ from Old Norse blástr, from Proto-Germanic *blēstuz.
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (incessant) wind
verb: {{head}}
  1. {{sv-verb-form-sup}}
blöja etymology From Old Norse blæja. Compare Danish ble, Norwegian bleie
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. nappy, diaper
  2. (slang, derogatory) An individually bagged portion of snus.
bombad etymology {{sv-verb-form-pastpart}}
adjective: {{head}}
  1. bombed
  2. (slang) stupid
    • 1980s, , Steve med Lloyden
    Hon heter Berit, men vi kallar henne Beirut, för att hon är så jävla bombad! Her name is Berit, but we call her Beirut, because she is so totally bombed!
boss
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (video games) boss; final enemy
  2. (colloquial) boss, supervisor; someone who oversees work
bralla
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (slang) pants, trousers
  • Most often in plural
Synonyms: byxa
brat etymology Borrowing from English brat.
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (slang) person who is very careful about following fashion trends; someone who rarely ever acts independently but rather follows peer pressure, usually maintaining an appearance of visible wealth
  • Mainly used in plural, as a collective noun.
  • Can occasionally be seen considered as neuter rather than common.
Synonyms: stekare
broms
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. brake; a device used to slow or stop a vehicle, by friction; often installed on the wheels, then often in the plural.
  2. brake; something that slows or stops an action
  3. (colloquial) brake pedal
  4. horsefly
  5. {{sv-noun-form-indef-gen}}
related terms:
  • bromsa
  • bromspedal
  • nödbroms
antonyms:
  • gas
brorsa etymology From bror
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (slang) bro (brother; a male sibling)
brud etymology From Old Norse brúðr, from Proto-Germanic *brūdiz.
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. bride
  2. (colloquial) girl, babe, chick
Synonyms: (girl) brutta (slang, borderline vulgar)
antonyms:
  • (bride) brudgum
brutta
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (vulgar) (sexually attractive) woman
Synonyms: brud (colloquial)
bryt
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (slang) slang translation of the English noun break, based on the verb bryta, corresponding to various Swedish nouns ending in -brott.
    1. sammanbrott, a mental breakdown
    2. utbrott, an outburst of anger, a fit min man som får stå ut med mina bryt my husband, who has to put up with my fits
    3. avbrott, an interruption, intermission, or ending Man behöver ett bryt från vardagen You need a break from the daily routine
    4. place where waves break, breaking waves, suitable for surfing brädan tar sig fram mellan bryten the board moves between the breaks
  2. {{sv-noun-form-def}}
related terms:
  • bryta
  • psykbryt
  • Bryten/brytet is also a common misspelling for bruten, brutet, brutit.
verb: {{head}}
  1. {{sv-verb-form-imp}}
bulle
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. a bun; a small bread roll
  2. (slang) a taxi, a cab
bums
adverb: {{sv-adv}}
  1. (colloquial) at once, immediately; without delay
Synonyms: omedelbums
bur etymology From Old Norse búr, from Proto-Germanic *būraz. pronunciation
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noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. a cage
  2. (slang) a prison, a jail, an arrest att sitta i buren to be imprisoned
burk pronunciation
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noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. pot, can, jar; an inflexible vessel, usually with lid and often approximately cylindrical, used for storage
  2. (slang) TV set
  3. (slang) computer case
  4. (slang) sidecar (on a motorcycle, chiefly on the context of competitions)
  5. (slang) idiot
Synonyms: (TV set) dumburk, (computer case) datorlåda, datorchassi
buske etymology From Old Norse buskr, from Proto-Germanic *buskaz. Compare Danish and Norwegian busk, Icelandic búskur, English bush, Dutch bos, German Busch.
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. bush; a category of plants that is distinguished from trees by its multiple stems and lower height.
  2. (slang) bush; the pubic hair, especially that of a woman.
byråkratiska
adjective: {{head}}
  1. {{sv-adj-form-abs-def+pl}}
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) a very rigid, formal use of (the Swedish) language with (extraordinarily) long sentences, complex syntax, use of words which otherwise are considered archaic and many dependent clause; allegedly mainly used by bureaucrat in public office or similar
Synonyms: kanslihussvenska
båge etymology From Old Norse bogi, from Proto-Germanic *bugô. pronunciation
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noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. bow; a weapon
  2. bow-shaped bend
  3. (geometry) circular arc
  4. (slang) motorcycle
Synonyms: (weapon) pilbåge, (bend) böj, krök, (circular arc) cirkelbåge, (motorcycle) motorcykel
compounds:
  • bågmått
  • bågsekund
  • långbåge
  • ostbåge
  • regnbåge
bärs pronunciation
  • /bɛrs/, [bæʂ]
etymology 1 Attested since 1911 according to Nationalencyklopedins ordbok. From the older bärjersöl, a colloquial form of bayerskt öl ("Bavarian beer")
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) a (quantity of) beer; brewsky Beställ några bärs åt oss, tack! Order us some brewskies, please!
Synonyms: bira, öl
related terms:
  • bärsa
etymology 2
noun: {{head}}
  1. {{sv-noun-form-indef-gen}}
  2. {{sv-noun-form-indef-gen-pl}}
etymology 3
verb: {{head}}
  1. {{sv-verb-form-pre-pass}}
bärsa pronunciation
  • /ˈbɛrˌsa/
etymology Attested since 1898 according to Nationalencyklopedins ordbok. From the older bärjersöl, a colloquial form of bayerskt öl ("Bavarian beer")
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (colloquial, dated) A (quantity of) beer; brewsky. Beställ några bärs åt oss, tack! "Order us some brewskies, please!"
Synonyms: bira, öl
related terms:
  • bärs
verb: {{sv-verb-reg}}
  1. (slang) To drink beer.
bög {{slim-wikipedia}} pronunciation
  • /bøːɡ/
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (slightly, colloquial) a male homosexual; gay, fag, queer, poof
  2. (slang) a (male) person with an obsession for something, märkesbög ("brand fag"), prylbög ("gadget fag")
  3. (slang) a prison informant; only in the compound golbög; snitch, rat
The word bög (in the meaning "male homosexual") has in the past two decades evolved from being a highly offensive and derogatory term to a word used by homosexuals to describe themselves in a conscious effort to rid the word and the concept it describes from its taboo status. It can nowadays be used in most mediums (including newspapers and national media broadcasts) as a fairly neutral and innocuous term, although context still dictates whether the use of the word is considered derogatory or acceptable.
böna etymology From Old Norse baun, from Proto-Germanic *baunō, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰabʰ-, *bʰabʰ-eh₂- 〈*bʰabʰ-eh₂-〉. The final -a was added under Middle Low German influence.
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. bean
  2. (slang) chick; woman
verb: {{sv-verb-reg}}
  1. to beg desperately
  2. (archaic) to purify wooden buckets or utensils with abstract of juniper (enlag), to remove any taste they have taken on from previous contents Byttor, baljor och såar, som skola begagnas vid byk och slakt, böra först renskuras både inuti och utanpå med sand och vatten, innan de bönas. Bowls, casks, and tubs to be used for washing or slaughter, should first be cleaned inside and out with sand and water, before they are purified.
cigg
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) cig
related terms:
  • cigarr
  • cigarett
  • cigarill
cyan
adjective: {{head}}
  1. cyan colour
Synonyms: cyanfärgad
noun: {{head}}
  1. cyan (colour)
  2. (colloquial) Almost any chemical compound containing a cyanide group; especially if this compound is in gaseous state.
Synonyms: (colour) cyanfärg
dagis etymology dag + is
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (slang) daghem; daycare centre, preschool
related terms:
  • dagisfröken
  • dagiskö
  • dagisplats
dass etymology Contraction of German “das Haus” (the house)
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) a toilet, an outhouse; in particular used about toilets outdoors
Synonyms: avträde, hemlighus, utedass
data etymology Latin plural of datum, "that which is given", given information, facts at hand, a date in the calendar.
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (uncountable) information, especially encoded information that can be processed by computers
  2. (colloquial) short for dator, a computer Det är fel på datan Something's wrong with the computer
    • 1966, Olof Johannesson (pen name of ), "Sagan om den stora datamaskinen" De första datorna var ju också mycket enkla. And the first computers were very simple.
  • The first definition is rarely inflected, but most often used in its basic form. In the definite form, both neuter (datat) and common gender (datan) forms are used. For the compound indata, Google yields 440,000 hits, but only 2110 for indatan and 1200 for indatat. The Latin singular datum is not used in this sense, because it is already Swedish for date (in the calendar).
  • Swedish lacked a good and short word for computer until dator was proposed in 1968. The colloquial "data" was used in the 1960s and survived into the 1980s. Confusing enough, dator is also the plural of data, and the plural definite forms datorerna/datorna are very similar.
de etymology From Old Norse þeir, from Proto-Germanic *þai (with noun ending -r). Alternative forms: (informal) dom, (informal) di pronunciation
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  • (Sweden) /dɔm/, (formal) /deː/, (dialectal) /diː/, /dɪ/
  • (Finland) /diː/
pronoun: {{head}}
  1. they
article: {{head}}
  1. the, a definite article used in the beginning of noun phrases containing attributive adjectives and nouns in the plural. This article is used together with the definite suffix of the noun to indicate the definiteness of the noun phrase. de gröna bilarna the green cars
The same type of noun phrases with singular nouns instead use den (common gender) or det (neuter) for this function. Some definite noun phrase with attributive adjectives may skip these preceding articles. This is the case especially for many lexicalized noun phrases and also for many noun phrases working as proper names of organisations, geographical places, TV shows, events and similar. Brittiska öarna The British Isles While the personal pronoun de has an object form and a genitive form, the definite article de is unaffected by the syntactic role of the noun phrase.
deg etymology From Old Swedish degher, from Old Norse deig, from Proto-Germanic *daigaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰeiǵʰ-, *dʰeyǵʰ-. Compare Norwegian deig, Icelandic deig, Faroese deiggj, Danish dej. pronunciation
  • /deːɡ/
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. dough; a thick mix of flour and water
  2. (uncountable, slang) dough; money
den som sa det kan va det
phrase: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) I know you are but what am I?
di etymology {{rfe}}
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. suck, suckle; milk from the mother (human or animal) directly to the offspring
related terms:
  • dibarn
pronoun: {{head}}
  1. (dialectal) they
    • 1895, Gustaf Fröding, Tre käringer i en backe Dä satt tre käringer i en backe, å di va vinne å di va skacke, Three old women were sitting in a slope, and they were wry and they were crooked,
  2. (dialectal) your, yours; feminine of din
    • 1886, Fredrik August Dahlgren, Frierfâla Ho får sej nåck en hârr-khär, hva länge dä lir, Men se dä ska ja’ sij’ dej att allri di ho blir. She will surely get herself a gentleman before long, But I will say to you, that yours she'll never be.
Alternative forms: they de, dom (colloquial), your din
dirre
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (slang) diarrhea
diska
verb: {{sv-verb-reg}}
  1. do the dishes (to wash up dishes)
  2. (sports, informal) disqualify
Synonyms: (disqualify) diskvalificera
related terms:
  • disk
  • diskbänk
  • diskborste
  • diskho
  • diskmaskin
  • diskmedel
  • diskning
  • diskställ
diss
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (slang) diss, rejection
dissa
verb: {{sv-verb-reg}}
  1. (slang) to dis; to show disrespect for; not to appreciate
related terms:
  • dissning
djävla pronunciation
  • /ˈjɛːvˌla/
etymology Attested since 1704 according to Svenska Akademiens ordbok. From djävul ("devil").
adjective: {{head}} (uninflected)
  1. (colloquial) A mostly negative reinforcing expletive; damned, goddamned. Hon är en djävla idiot! "She's a goddamned idiot!" Du är en djävla bra kompis. "You're one hell of a friend."
Synonyms: förbaskad, rackarns, sabla, satans
related terms:
  • djävlar
doja
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (slang) a shoe
related terms:
  • gympadoja
  • trädoja
doldis etymology dold + is
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) an anonymous public figure, one who avoids publicity, a hider
dom pronunciation
  • noun 1-2. /dum/
  • noun 3. /doːm/
  • pronoun {{audio}}
  • pronoun /dɔm/
etymology 1 From Old Norse dómr, from Proto-Germanic *dōmaz, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰóh₁mos 〈*dʰóh₁mos〉.
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (legal) conviction, judgement of court, sentence, verdict, doom
  2. doomsday, the final judgement domedagen judgement day
related terms:
  • döma
etymology 2 From Latin domus.
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. dome
etymology 3 {{rfe}}
pronoun: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) they, them
In informal language it can be found, that de is pronounced "dom" when reading texts aloud.
Alternative forms: de (nominative case), di (nominative case, strongly dialectal), dem (objective case)
dra Alternative forms: draga pronunciation
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  • {{rhymes}}
etymology From older draga, from Old Norse draga, from Proto-Germanic *draganą, from Proto-Indo-European *dʰreǵ-.
verb: {{head}}
  1. pull
  2. to tell a short story or (dirty) joke exampleDra den där fräckisen igen som du drog igår kväll Hey, tell that dirty story again, the one you told last night
  3. (slang) leave for some other place exampleSka vi dra ner på stan? Should we get downtown?
interjection: {{head}}!
  1. (slang) leave! get out of my sight!
Synonyms: dunsta, försvinn, stick
dragen
adjective: {{head}}
  1. (slang) noticeably intoxicated
noun: {{head}}
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verb: {{head}}
  1. {{sv-verb-form-pastpart}}
dra åt helvete
phrase: {{head}}
  1. (vulgar) literally go to hell, (fuck you; fuck off)
dra över
verb: {{head}}
  1. (slang) Have intercourse with somebody
  2. Don a piece of clothing over something else
  3. Overstep a time limit
dricka
etymology 1 From Old Swedish drikka, from Old Norse drekka, from Proto-Germanic *drinkaną.
pronunciation
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verb: {{sv-verb-irr}}
  1. to drink
  2. to regularly drink alcohol
troponyms: to drink
  • bälga
to drink alcohol
  • supa
compounds:
  • drickfärdig
  • dricksfontän
  • dricksglas
  • drickoffer
  • drickspengar
  • drickspenningsystem, drickspenningssystem
  • dricksvatten
  • dricksvattenfontän
etymology 2 See the above verb.
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. a drink; something which is drinkable (especially of soft drinks)
  2. beer or similar drink; rootbeer
  3. (colloquial) the water, the sea, the lake Falla i drickat fall into the water
hyponyms:
  • cider
  • juice
  • mjölk
  • must
  • saft
  • sockerdricka
  • sprit
  • svagdricka
  • vatten
  • vin
  • öl
compounds:
  • drickaback
  • drickabil
The neuter form (drickat) refers to the substance in general, e.g. all beverages at a party or all water in the lake. The common gender form (drickan) refers to a specific bottle (min dricka, din dricka) or a specific recipe (svagdrickan, lingondrickan).
related terms:
  • dryck
dugga
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) a small test taken during a university course
verb: {{head}}
  1. to rain lightly, to drizzle för en timme sedan duggade det, men nu regnar det inte ett dugg an hour ago it drizzled, but now it doesn't rain one bit
related terms:
  • dugg
  • duggregn
dumburk etymology dum ‘stupid’ + burk ‘jar’
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (slang) an idiot box, television (both the receiver and its program content)
dunsta etymology Cognate with Danish dunste, from German dunsten, used in Swedish since 1747.
verb: {{sv-verb-reg}}
  1. to evaporate
  2. (colloquial) to disappear, to take a hike, to take off, to leave, to go away
related terms:
  • avdunsta
  • dunst
  • indunsta
dysterkvist etymology From dyster "gloomy" and kvist "twig". pronunciation
  • /ˈdʏstɛrˌkvɪst/
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) A person prone to sadness and gloom. När vädret är kallt och rått blir du alltid en sån dysterkvist. "When the weather is cold and wet you always become really gloomy."
där borta etymology From där and borta.
adverb: {{head}}
  1. over there, yonder Gå rakt fram, mot gubbarna där borta. Go straight up to those old men over there.
  2. (colloquial) in North America or, less commonly, in another place far away from Sweden Efter att ha bott där borta i fem år ville barnen inte tillbaka till Europa. After living in North America for five years, the kids didn't want to return to Europe.
döskalle
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) human skull, free from any non-bone tissue
e pronunciation Letter name
  • /eː/
Phoneme
  • /eː/, /ɛ/, /ɛː/
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verb: {{head}}
  1. (informal, Internet slang, text messaging) colloquial spelling of vara
efterbliven
adjective: efterbli
  1. (derogatory) retarded; with a mental retardation; underdeveloped; dumb
  2. (derogatory) backwards; behind current trends
eller hur
phrase: {{head}}
  1. generic tag question
Swedish does not construct tag questions after the context, but uses a fixed expression such as "eller hur?" or "inte sant?" in all contexts.
interjection: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) Used to indicate agreement.
adverb: {{head}}
  1. (colloquial) Used to form questions where one expects agreement. Han är korkad, eller hur? "He is stupid, isn't he?"
engelskalärare etymology engelska + lärare
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (colloquial and Finnish Swedish) alternative spelling of engelsklärare
ental
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (colloquial, linguistics) singular
  2. (mathematics) unit digit
Synonyms: (singular) singular, singularis, (unit digit) entalssiffra
ex
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) ex; ex-partner
farsa
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) father
Synonyms: pappa, far
fela
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (colloquial) a fiddle, a violin
Synonyms: fiol, violin
verb: {{sv-verb-reg}}
  1. to do wrong, to commit a fault; to err; to do what is morally wrong
  2. to be missing, to be wanting
fet etymology From Old Norse feitr, from Proto-Germanic *faitaz. pronunciation
  • /feːt/
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adjective: {{sv-adj-reg}}
  1. fat, obese (about people or animals) exampleFetare gubbe har jag nog aldrig sett tidigare. I don't think I've seen such a fat guy before.
  2. containing much fat (about food)
  3. being especially fertile, profitable or lucrative; (slang) good, extraordinary, phat a general intensifier, usually positive exampleDu missade en riktigt fet chans. You missed quite a good opportunity. exampleShit, vilken fet bil du har köpt! Damn, what a nice/cool/phat car you've bought!
fett pronunciation
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  • /fɛt/
adjective: {{head}}
  1. {{sv-adj-form-abs-indef-n}}
adverb: {{head}}
  1. adverbial form of adjective fet (fat)
  2. (slang) a positive intensifier
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. fat
fikus
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. ficus
  2. (slang) gay; a homosexual man
  3. (slang) A person that often attends cafés, see fika
fillingar etymology From kalsonger via the slang term kallingar, which the fikonspråket ("Fig language", a Swedish version of Pig Latin) transforms into fillingar kakon.
noun: {{sv-noun}}
  1. (slang) (men's) underpants
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