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Swedish word of the day: julklapp

Consider this article a lexical julklapp. Image: nito103/Depositphotos

Published: 18.Dec.2018 14:50 hrs

Our early Christmas gift to you is a festive word of the day: en julklapp means 'a Christmas present'.

If you want to say you received something 'as a Christmas present', you use the preposition i, for example: jag har fått en tröja i julklapp av min mamma (I got a jumper as a Christmas present from my mum).

At first glance, the word might be confusing, since the usual Swedish translation for the noun 'present' is simply en present (the noun gift, as regular readers will know, means something totally different and altogether not very Christmassy).

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