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Swedish word of the day: palla

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Published: 22.Feb.2019 14:27 hrs

Today we're taking a look at a slang term that's quite handy to know. If you can be bothered, that is.

Palla has a few different meanings, but the most common one is 'to put up with/to be bothered'. 

In this way it's similar to the verb orka, which means 'to have the energy to', but there are a few key exceptions. If someone says they don't palla to do something, there's a strong indication that this is their subjective opinion, whereas if they don't orka, it can also mean they don't physically have the energy.

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