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teknogeekWednesday 23rd of February 2005 07:17:07 AM
Swedish Word Game - Jadokesa had a great idea: let's start a word game in Swedish. Since most of us in the Swedish Study Group are very new to the language, we're going to do a more basic version of this game than what's usually seen on PhraseBase. Here are the rules for the simplified word game:

1. We're going to go one letter at a time, alphabetically. The first person starts with "A", the second person with "B" and so on.

2. Pick any word you wish, so long as it starts with the letter of the alphabet that the group is up to. IF IT'S A NOUN, YOU NEED TO SPECIFY THE GENDER. IF IT'S A VERB, YOU NEED TO GIVE THE INFINITIVE AND THE PRESENT TENSE OF THE VERB.

That's about all of the rules that there are. I'll go first.

A
Apelsin (en) = Orange (the fruit)

Who's next?
HoogardWednesday 23rd of February 2005 07:26:22 AM
- B
en barrikad - a barricade
ibtutenWednesday 23rd of February 2005 07:37:45 AM
C - cyckel - bike
ArteumWednesday 23rd of February 2005 09:07:05 AM
- This is the word I learnt yesterday from Strindberg, "Fröken Julie":

D

dylikt - things like that

Examples of the approximate phrases:

något dyligt har jag aldrig hört talas om - I never heard of such a thing

Och sen har hon valsat så - at jag aldrig varit med om dylikt. (This is from Strindberg)


UlvenWednesday 23rd of February 2005 01:23:19 PM
e - ensam (alone)

Det gorde jag ensam (I did it alone)

Oh no! I can hear the cheeky Swedishes and their red pen lids coming off to correct that sentence:).



waynejWednesday 23rd of February 2005 09:26:18 PM
F - Farn (damn!)

Jag talar inte svenska!


JadokesaWednesday 23rd of February 2005 09:58:34 PM
- *en cykel = a bike

*Det gjorde jag ensam/Jag gjorde det ensam (are Swedes cheeky? :()

*fan (our favorite curse) :)

att göra = to do (jag gör = I do; gjorde = did; har gjort = have done)

'göra' is one of our most common verbs, and it used a lot in contexts where you use other verbs in English. As with almost all other common verbs, it is irregular, too.
HoogardThursday 24th of February 2005 02:12:31 AM
- i have a suggestion regarding nouns. and that is that we also give the plural forms.

G
gata (en) - street
gator - streets

not to be confused with Gåta which i riddle.

kblue65Thursday 24th of February 2005 01:08:33 PM
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H

hemlig - secret; concealed

JadokesaThursday 24th of February 2005 06:59:45 PM
- I

en igelkott - a hedgedog
igelkottar - hedgedogs
UlvenThursday 24th of February 2005 09:58:01 PM
J - jord (en) -soil/earth

Igelkottar gräver i jorden (Hedgehogs dig in the soil)

*No, Jadokesa, Swedes aren't cheeky. But I have to shift the blame for my mistakes to someone (who isn't me):).
HoogardFriday 25th of February 2005 05:20:56 AM
- K

kultur (en)/ kulturer = culture / cultures
teknogeekFriday 25th of February 2005 08:55:26 AM
L - långsam
slow
ArteumFriday 25th of February 2005 01:05:05 PM
- M

manschett -en -er = a [sleeve(shirt)-] cuff, wristband

Very close to French "une manchette" or Russian "manzhet".

The original word root most probably came from France.

An example of usage:
... hon gick med smutsiga manschetter, men skulle ha grevekronan i knapparna ... Jag skulle vilja säga att hon inte är fin!
HoogardFriday 25th of February 2005 08:55:52 PM
- damn arteum. what are you reading lol? Strindberg?

N

neka/nekade - deny/denied
JadokesaFriday 25th of February 2005 09:01:50 PM
- O

en orm (ormar) - a snake (snakes)
HoogardSaturday 26th of February 2005 06:09:36 AM
- here's a word you'll need a lot :P

P

proletär (en)- proletairian
proletärer - proletairians
ArteumSaturday 26th of February 2005 07:03:00 AM
- No, I certainly do not know any Swedish words starting with "q" :-S
UlvenSaturday 26th of February 2005 04:21:11 PM
Q - quilta (ett?) -quilt

Var lägger mitt quilta? -Where is my quilt? (I initially used är in this sentence, but isn't lägga used in this way?)

Surely you tried cheating by looking in the dictionary, Arteum? Though some don't have the 'q' word, as they're all imported words. And, their Phrases aren't even used in English.

My dictionary that includes gender didn't have any, so I just had to guess the gender. :s

Because Q words aren't really Swedish, here are some others (for future cheating when 'q' comes around again;)). Without gender, though:(.

quartzur (quartz watch), quatre mains (duet. lit.= four hands, in French. eg. "Vi spelar quatre mains" - "We're playing a duet (on piano)"), quiche (quiche).
There were two others, but I didn't even know of their English words, let alone their Swedish- quenell (quenelle), quisling (quisling/traitor).

Someday, I'm gonna have to steal a good Swedish dictionary, as not even the expensive ones include gender. :s. Only my traveler's dictionary does. Hoogard and Jadokesa, if you have spare time, can you write a dictionary with gender, please? And sell it cheap? Sweden doesn't sell any good dictionaries in my country:).
HoogardSaturday 26th of February 2005 06:35:42 PM
- we don't use q alot. It's most frequent in names. Family names beginning with Qvist or Quist. That's the same as Kvist meaning twig.

My dictionary only hade the following words in Q:
Qatar = Qatar
qatarier = Qatari (noun)
qatarisk = Qatari (adjective)
quantum satis = quantum sufficit (as much as suffices)
quartz = quartz (we also spell it kvarts. This is one of the most frequent words with Q i guess. At least for me who have studided chemistry :P)
quartzur = quartz watch (note that this is actually two words put together. Ur means watch)
quatre mains = play a duet
quenell = quenelle
quetzal = quetzal
quiche = quiche
quilta = quilt
quisling = quisling (this is also used sometimes. Even though it's a norwegian name from the beginning)
HoogardSaturday 26th of February 2005 06:39:36 PM
- R
Rasande - Furious
JadokesaSaturday 26th of February 2005 06:43:50 PM
- S

snö - snow (uncountable; common gender)

My dictionary lists "quilta: see kvilta". Checking at kvi- in my dictionary, I came to the conclusion that "kvilta" doesn't exist in my dictionary. Great, ne?

Quatre mains and quisling are the only other words beginning with Q in my dictionary. But it has already been proven that it is worthless.
HoogardSaturday 26th of February 2005 10:03:44 PM
- T
att ta - to take / to grab
tar (present)
tog (past)
tagit
tagit
listed all since it is an irregular verb

someone can please enlighten me what the names are of the last two tenses. Perfect or present perfect or anything like that.
JadokesaSaturday 26th of February 2005 11:05:03 PM
- U

Ungern - Hungary

The third form (not counting the infinite) is called the supine (supinum). I don't know of any verbs which have a fourth form (I don't know the name of it) that differs from the supine.

Together with har, it becomes the present perfect (perfektum): Jag har sovit - I have slept.
Together with hade, it becomes the past perfect (pluskvamperfektum): Jag hade sovit - I had slept.

It makes a couple of other things too (as the future perfect tense; kommer att ha + supine), but these are the most common and basic.
HoogardSunday 27th of February 2005 01:28:46 AM
- V
vakt (en) - guard
vakter - guards
teknogeekTuesday 01st of March 2005 09:20:03 AM
W - Hmm, not too many words in Swedish starting with W... so I am left to my last resort:

WC (not Swedish in origin, but it's in the dictionary! ;) )
HoogardTuesday 01st of March 2005 08:41:34 PM
- X

Hmmmm. Ehr

Xylofon (en). hehe
ArteumFriday 04th of March 2005 04:36:59 AM
- Y

ypperlig - excellent, splendid, capital

You see, you don't have to say "lagom bra" all the time :-)
HoogardFriday 04th of March 2005 05:20:46 AM
- No arteum. you can also say adekvat :)


Z
zoo (ett] = a zoo
zoon = zoos
actually i'm not totally sure about hte plural of this word. But i think this is right.The other possibility would be it has not ending at all.
UlvenSaturday 05th of March 2005 07:28:28 AM
Å - å (en)- little river

Vi måste gå på annan del om ån att dricka där den är mer ren. (We must go to the another part of the river to drink where it is cleaner).

HoogardSaturday 05th of March 2005 08:04:41 AM
- Ä
Älg (en) = Elch/moose
Älgar = elchs
HoogardWednesday 09th of March 2005 05:31:52 AM
- Well. I post again then since nobody else wanted too.

Ö
ökänd = infamous/noturious
HoogardWednesday 09th of March 2005 05:39:10 AM
- So. then we've covered the alphabet. So next i'm starting a "game". I will be leading it and it's about what you would bring to a desert island.

I'll go first saying what i will bring with me. Then you are supposed to take something with you. Wether or not you can though you don't really know. I know and it's your job to find out why or why not a certain item cannot be brough along =).

The game continues until everyone that participates has figured it out :) (having the others knowing the secret really makes the last person really frustrated lol)

Vad skulle ni ta med till en öde ö? (what would you bring to a desert island?)

Jag skulle ta med mig en hantverkare (a craftsman)

Vad skulle ni ta med er? (asking the next person)
teknogeekWednesday 09th of March 2005 07:00:48 AM
My turn - [quote]
Vad skulle ni ta med till en öde ö? (what would you bring to a desert island?)

Jag skulle ta med mig en hantverkare (a craftsman)

Vad skulle ni ta med er? (asking the next person)[/quote]

Uh, jag skulle ta med mig en bok. Vad skulle ni ta med er?
HoogardWednesday 09th of March 2005 07:05:42 AM
- Du får inte ta med dig en bok. Försök med något annat.... =)


unfortunately you aren't allowed to bring a book :)
Try something else....
teknogeekWednesday 09th of March 2005 07:53:57 AM
- Men jag skulle vilja ha en bok med mig på ön. Ön är långtråkig. ;)

Kan jag fa ett hus?
HoogardWednesday 09th of March 2005 05:17:41 PM
- Nej du får inte ta med dig ett hus. Det är väl självklart? ;)
teknogeekFriday 11th of March 2005 12:28:56 AM
Jag skulle ta med mig en... - Jag skulle ta med mig en häst. Varför? På grund av utforska ön. Kan jag får en häst? Snälla!!! ;)
HoogardFriday 11th of March 2005 04:07:08 AM
- you should say "så att jag kan utforska ön" or something like that. AS it was now it didn't make sense.


Nej du får inte ta med dig en häst. Det är för farligt.
HoogardFriday 11th of March 2005 04:08:04 AM
- Hmmmm. Jag ska ta med mig något mer. Vad ska jag ta med mig? Jag tror att jag tar med mig en häst =)
JadokesaFriday 11th of March 2005 07:52:29 PM
- Hallå! Fusk!

Får jag ta med mig... en ryttare (till hästen)? Eller är det förbjudet?
HoogardFriday 11th of March 2005 08:46:53 PM
- Nej du får inte ta med dig någon ryttare :P
UlvenFriday 11th of March 2005 11:09:43 PM
- Får jag ta med mig en läkare?

teknogeekSunday 13th of March 2005 08:17:10 AM
Och mig - Får jag ta med mig en cykel?
JadokesaMonday 14th of March 2005 01:04:33 AM
- Får jag ta med mig en båt? Så jag kan fly från ön :P
HoogardMonday 14th of March 2005 02:51:39 AM
- Ulven du får inte ta med dig en läkare. Vad behöver man en läkare till?

Teknogeek. Nej du får inte ta med dig en cykel. Vad ska du med en cykel till på en öde ö. Det finns ju inga vägar.

Jadokesa. Nej du får inte ta med en båt. Vad ska du med båten till på ön?
UlvenMonday 14th of March 2005 03:13:04 AM
- Handverkaren måste behöva en hammare och någon spiker. Jag vil ta denna tings. Får jag?
HoogardMonday 14th of March 2005 06:00:34 PM
- Nej. Hantverkaren har redan med sig egen hammare och spik.


EDIT: ok. i must admit this is going qutie slow. You're supposed to do it orally in a group really. But i hope you'll enjoy it anyway =)
UlvenMonday 14th of March 2005 10:23:49 PM
- Har handerverkaren med honom någon trä? Om han har inte trä, jag ska ta någon med mig.
HoogardTuesday 15th of March 2005 03:08:13 AM
- Nej nej nej. Du får inte ta med dig trä. Det ska ju vår "geek" göra :)
teknogeekWednesday 16th of March 2005 01:25:27 AM
- I didn't quite catch all of that, because I don't have my dictionary here with me... but was that some sort of reference to me??? ;) No making fun of geeks here folks. We're all geeks here, whether you like it or not. JK LOL
HoogardWednesday 16th of March 2005 07:32:43 AM
- [quote]Originally posted by teknogeek


I didn't quite catch all of that, because I don't have my dictionary here with me... but was that some sort of reference to me??? ;) No making fun of geeks here folks. We're all geeks here, whether you like it or not. JK LOL[/quote]

i said he couldn't bring "trä" since our geek was bringing that. And yes i wasreffering to you =)
JadokesaWednesday 16th of March 2005 10:58:26 PM
- Får jag ta med mig en japan?
HoogardThursday 17th of March 2005 12:37:27 AM
- Så klart att du får ta med dig en japan :)
teknogeekSaturday 19th of March 2005 08:27:40 AM
- Får jag ta med mig en katt? Jag tycker um katter... och jag vill inte vara ensam. Katten behöver också vatten och kost. Får jag ta med mig ochså katt kost och vatten?
HoogardSaturday 19th of March 2005 11:39:43 AM
- Nej absolut inte tina. Du har andra, viktigare, saker att tänka på.
HoogardMonday 21st of March 2005 10:18:24 PM
- common now everyone :)
JadokesaTuesday 22nd of March 2005 04:09:57 AM
- Får jag ta med mig jäst? Jag vill baka kaka! :)
HoogardTuesday 22nd of March 2005 04:40:42 AM
- Sacharomyces cerviace

öööh.

Självklart får du ta med dig jäst. Bakar du goda kakor?

Jag tror att jag även tar med mig lite honung till dina kakor.
UlvenTuesday 22nd of March 2005 03:41:25 PM
- Till nu, vi har- någon kaka, en japan och en hantverkare. Jag är inte säker om du sa der var trä också.(?) Du kan inte bli att organisera en av de Japansk brölloper med någon tusind människor allt till den samma tiden? Absolut inte? :s

-So far, we have- some cake, a Japanese person and a craftsman (possibly the same person). I'm not sure if you said there would be some wood, too. You can't possibly trying to organize one of those mass Japanese weddings where thousands of people get married at the same time? Surely not? :s

This all makes no sense to me whatsoever! :s Less sense than my Swedish paragraph!
HoogardTuesday 22nd of March 2005 08:47:38 PM
- most of you just don't know what you can bring and what not =)

Jadok knows though i would guess :)
HoogardFriday 01st of April 2005 11:06:57 PM
- Jag tar även med havre till hästen.
JadokesaSaturday 02nd of April 2005 03:39:17 AM
- Och jag tar med mig Jämtland. Fråga mig inte varför.
HoogardSaturday 02nd of April 2005 05:41:22 AM
- [quote]Originally posted by Jadokesa


Och jag tar med mig Jämtland. Fråga mig inte varför.[/quote]
karta eller?
JadokesaSunday 03rd of April 2005 01:04:10 AM
- [quote]Originally posted by Hoogard
karta eller?[/quote]
En Jämtlands-karta i skala 1:1. :)
HoogardFriday 08th of April 2005 01:44:45 AM
- Common people. It's really not hard to work out.



Hasselnötter tar jag med mig för det finns nog inga på ön.