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Swedish word of the day: semester

A word you need to know this time of the year. Image: nito103/Depositphotos

Published: 18.Jun.2019 11:42 hrs

This word might mean the exact opposite of what you'd expect.

Semester means 'holiday/vacation' in Swedish, and is used to refer both to the extended periods of leave from school, university, or work, and to overnight holidays. It's a pretty crucial word in Sweden, where full-time workers are entitled to at least 25 days' holiday by law, and up to four weeks of that can usually be taken consecutively during the summer.

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