SWEDISH WORD OF THE WEEK: WEEK #2
Hej! Jag heter Super-Svensk! Hi! My name is Super-Svensk, and if you missed my first post, I am doing a "word of the week" page to teach some silly and obscure vocabulary! Each post will contain a new vocabulary word with its definition(s). Enjoy!!
POTATISVATTEN (neuter gender/ett-word)
1. water that potatoes have cooked or boiled in, or water that will be used to cook or boil potatoes
NOTE: This is a compound word formed from potatis and vatten. Even if its meaning is pretty obvious, I think it's a funny word that is worthy of being a "word of the week."
If I remember this correctly I was forced to inhale the steam from boiling potato water as a child. Don't remember why though, but I don't think it was some kind of punishment :). Maybe I just had a cold.
Inhaling steam from boiling water is a good thing for cold in any case, but I haven't heard potatoes having anything to do with this...(then again, I have never tried it with potatoes).
Maybe it was just the parents multi-tasking: cook dinner and take care of their child? :)
Yea! Now I can say that I am keeping my water that I used to boil potatoes on my bike stand in Swedish.
Haha! Good one! But cykelställsfråga means a bike stand or a bike rack (that hold many bikes), not a kickstand. :)
We need words in English like this. We could mash up potato and water and make potatowater.
Speaking of potatoes,when does the Swedish word for potato begin appearing in the tree? I've completed foods me have not yet seen it.
Nope we don't have this word in Dutch. I am still figuring out what ''speta'' means lmao. It is some crazy regional word and my Swedish friends want me to figure it out while I let them figure the many meanings of the Dutch word ''lekker'' out
I don't think it's a regional word, rather global. if not world wide :) Have you found it out yet?
Btw. I would say that the Dutch "lekker" is in Swedish "läcker".