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Swedish word of the day: jaha

Jaha is a useful word to add to your Swedish vocabulary. Image: nito103/Depositphotos

Published: 21.May.2019 09:13 hrs

Here's a word that will make you sound infinitely more Swedish, and can be used in almost any situation.

Jaha can mean 'really?', 'right then', 'so', 'oh', 'ah, right!' and many more things, depending on the context.

One common use is to show understanding of something, for example if someone says Anna jobbar på Ikea (Anna works at Ikea), you could say jaha ('OK' or 'I see'). Or if someone explains something you've been puzzling over, you might say, Jaha, så det var därför (Aha, so that's why).

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