Top ten literal Swedish words

Top ten literal Swedish words
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Swedish can at times be a hilariously literal language and The Local has put together a few choice cuts for your light-hearted amusement.

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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