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Swedish in Kingsman

I saw Kingsman: The Secret Service last night, and was surprised to encounter some Swedish. I couldn't understand all of it, but I picked up bits of the brief dialogue.

It was a great movie, too.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Thomas-Steve

This one's worth a shot: http://youtu.be/HYDQ5ODrVLs

3 years ago

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This looks good! I understood a few words - lol. So is this a returned adoptee theme or what? The protagonist is not supposed to be a native speaker of Swedish? I tried to look up the title and the best translation I got was "Raspberry boat refugee"!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ekufi
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Fun fuct about the movie, the actor behind the main protagonist is Swedish, and he doesn't talk any Finnish at all (besides the lines he had to learn for the movie).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarkBorkBorkBork

There are a couple of user reviews on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2965842/reviews

3 years ago

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Interesting! Also interesting are the comments on the YouTube page. Learned a little about language politics of the region..

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Wolhay
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HallonbÄt is a candy. I don't know anything about the movie but the protagonist might be native speaker of Swedish, but Finland-Swedish rather than the Swedish spoken in Sweden.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DogePamyuPamyu

Aweomse :D I never hear Swedish. First time I heard it was Pewdiepie probably. They're playing some commercial on TV now in the United States and the first 20 seconds of the commercial is in German. It's very strange to be thinking in English and unexpectedly hear a language you can understand. XD

I kinda wanna watch Frozen in Swedish with subtitles... The voice actors look pretty not-annoying and I haven't seen Frozen yet so...

3 years ago

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I rent Swedish movies from the library. Saw Snabba Cash (Easy Money) last week which was pretty sick.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/emj77

"which was pretty sick."

Literal translation of that is "en ganska sjuk film" which is valid to say. :-) False friends and all..

3 years ago

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Would it also mean "very awesome", as it would in modern American youthspeak? :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/emj77

In swenglish everything is possible, all about intonation I guess.

3 years ago

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I just saw it today too and was excited to hear the Swedish, although I thought it was a pretty stupid movie. Stylish, obscenely violent, sometimes funny, but essentially sophomoric. Like Beavis and Butthead on steroids. In any case, yeah, I'd be curious to know what was being said in Swedish. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarkBorkBorkBork

I thought of it as a mix between James Bond spoof, Pulp Fiction, and Zombieland. It never took itself too seriously, breaking the fourth wall and all.

3 years ago

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Yep. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dfpeterson
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I had a very similar experience watching Zardoz recently, although I realized that it was a Scandinavian language and not necessarily Swedish.

3 years ago