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Top ten literal Swedish words

Top ten literal Swedish words

Published: 15 Aug 2014 10:29 GMT+02:00
Updated: 15 Aug 2014 10:29 GMT+02:00

So if you find yourself lost for words when say, trying to name a household appliance or a bodily feature, just think to yourself - what does said object do or resemble, literally?

Check out The Local's top ten literal Swedish words.

Or when you are feeling a bit ill and need to see a doc, what is the most literal way to describe a hospital, or indeed a bruise.

And if you like your drinks over ice but don’t want to crunch your way through it, what it is the most literal way to describe a straw?

The answers are in The Local's top ten list of literal Swedish words.

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