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SWEDISH WORD OF THE WEEK: WEEK #5

Hej alla! You can find an archive of all of my posts at http://swedishwordoftheweek.blogspot.com/ Thanks to davidalso for the suggestion!


WEEK #5:
KJUSA (common gender/en-word, plural: kjusor)
1. a small, narrow valley

February 16, 2015

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HelenCarlsson

Ha ha, I am Swedish and I thought it was some kind of fish :).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Super-Svensk

Looks like I found a good word, then :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hashmush

I'm also Swedish and am a bit curious, is this pronounced with /kj/ or /ɕ/? My intuition said /kj/ but that's probably since we only have 3 words, including this one, that starts with kj-.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rhythmialex

According to Wiktionary, there are only three words (excluding compounds) with initial kj- in Swedish: kjol, kjortel, and kjusa. Further, it seems that kjortel is a historical spelling of kjol. So, are there really only two words started with kj-? Thank you.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/FryFro-

Yes, it's true that there are only three words beginning with kj- in Swedish. Kjortel is not the historical spelling of kjol since kjol=skirt and kjortel is more of an old dress worn by both men and women in the middle ages. The same as kirtle in English i believe.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/davidalso

Kirtle! There's another new word.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rhythmialex

Thank you. Very informative. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/davidalso

What a strange word. I wonder what it means by "small," relative to other valleys. Oh man, imagine a line of dalarhäst cruising down the kjusa. Cute.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Liseduif

Haha NEVER heard of this word, but I'm not Swedish so yeah... :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Liseduif

ANDD, I'm following the course since 2 days hahaha ;)

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