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SWEDISH WORD OF THE WEEK: WEEK #8

WEEK #8:
LIEMANNEN (common gender/en-word)
1. a personification of death, most commonly holding a scythe and wearing a black hood, like the Grim Reaper (for more info click here)

NOTE: This noun is already in the definite form!

March 9, 2015

7 Comments


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

Spelar han schack?


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

The Grim Reaper is a perfectly good translation for liemannen (lit. the scythe man, if anyone wondered). It was good enough for The Sims, why shouldn't it be for us? ;)


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

Good point! I'll add that to the definition.


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

Sounds like the Swedish version of the Dutch ''magere Hein''.


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

Fascinating :) and thanks for sharing !!


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

I think I'll remember this pretty easily...

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