Unusual Swedish Vocabulary
This is an enormously common verb in Swedish, meaning “to find the time” or “to be on time”.
You might have heard of sambo before (which means live-in partner) but did you know that mambo is the word for a person who lives at home with their mother?
This very common verb roughly translates to ‘having energy’. So if you spring up the stairs you say, Jag orkar att gå uppför trapporna (‘I have the energy to go up the stairs’).
Tips on Learning Swedish
Listen to Swedish Music
Learn lyrics of songs, so that next time a song is played on the Swedish radio you can sing along and impress your Swedish friends.
Read Swedish Books
You can start with reading children’s books. They can help you improve your language skills!
A Trip to Sweden
A trip to Sweden will motivate you. It is also a great opportunity to practice your recently learned Swedish.