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Swedish word of the day: dags

Dags for our Swedish word of the day. Image: nito103/Depositphotos

Published: 17.Oct.2018 15:24 hrs

It's time for The Local's Swedish word of the day.

Dags can be translated as 'time', but it has a more specific use than the word tid, which refers to 'time' more generally. Dags is usually used in the constructions det är dags för or simply dags för, which mean '(it is) time for'. Around tax declaration season, tax agency Skatteverket sends tax returns out with the headline dags att deklarera (time to declare your taxes).

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