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SWEDISH WORD OF THE WEEK: WORD #91

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WORD #91:
JULKLAPP (common gender/en-word, pl: julklappar)
1. Christmas present

1 year ago

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devalanteriel
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Excellent choice!

Some background: klappa can mean "knock", and the word comes from 19th century teenagers running around at Christmas time, knocking on people's doors and throwing in jocular gifts with mean-spirited written rhymes. Over time, it turned into an actually nice tradition instead, and over even more time, it just came to mean "Christmas present". :)

1 year ago

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Thanks, what an interesting etymology!

1 year ago