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Flirting in Swedish (Not a Bonus Request)

I know the Swedish team is not wanting to do flirting and now that I've seen it on another tree I can see why. But some people where disappointed so today I noticed this article in the Local:

http://www.thelocal.se/20151214/how-to-never-be-single-again-in-sweden

It's funny and includes some links to language lessons. Kyss vs kiss maybe something to learn.

Enjoy.

December 18, 2015

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Joel__W

The article is quite fun to read as a Swede, too. They did get one thing right: "The first rule of Swedish dating? You don't talk about Swedish dating."

December 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/WildSage

I found that quite endearing. But I live in the US where the rule is talk about everything, all the time, in public, as loud as you can, no matter how personal.

December 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/tjasonham

Hah! As a Canadian living in California this totally caught me off guard when I first moved to the States. Then I visited Sweden and Denmark and found their cold, distanced demeanour soooo refreshing (and familiar).

Also, it always shocks me how common it is to see words like "knull-" and "jävla" in Swedish media... I feel like the English equivalents of those words wouldn't typically appear on websites of a similar level of semi-casual-but-not-crass register... or am I misinterpreting how "bad" those words are?

December 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/WildSage

That's funny. I always prefer living in cities close to Canada so I can escape when I need a break.

As for those words I remember reading on a blog how casual certain language is in Sweden. The blogger said it was not uncommon to hear young children "cussing".

December 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Joel__W

Indeed, we are quite liberal when it comes to cursing. I think the main difference is that in Swedish, they are more considered strong words, rather than offensive words. Of course, it depends on context when and how you use them, but to be honest, most people don't care that much in my experience.

December 24, 2015
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