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Swedish word of the day: halka

You'll hear this one a lot in winter. Image: nito103/Depositphotos

Published: 22.Jan.2019 11:33 hrs

Here's a word to pay careful attention to if you plan to drive or even walk along Sweden's icy roads.

Halka is the noun used to describe weather conditions when ice means there's a high risk of skidding. There's no one-word English equivalent, but you'll hear it a lot in Sweden.

There are several different kinds of halka, and you're more likely to hear halka as part of a compound noun than on its own. 

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