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INTRODUCTION
Sydney: Common idioms that mothers use, part 1.
Sydney: Hi everyone, and welcome back to SwedishPod101.com. I'm Sydney.
Jesper: And I'm Jesper!
Sydney: This is Must-Know Swedish Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 13. In this lesson, you'll learn common idioms that mothers use, part 1.
Sydney: Let's take a look at some phrases that no one can pull off as well as a tired mother.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Sydney: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Jesper: andra bullar
Jesper: sanna mina ord
Jesper: det var droppen
Jesper: en annan femma
Sydney: Jesper, what's our first expression?
Jesper: andra bullar
Sydney: literally meaning "other buns." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "a new and better order" or "things are changing for the better."
Jesper: [SLOW] andra bullar [NORMAL] andra bullar
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: andra bullar
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when you want to say that things will change for the better from now on.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Nu blir det minsann andra bullar! [SLOW] Nu blir det minsann andra bullar!
Sydney: "From now on, we're changing things for the better!"
Jesper: [NORMAL] Nu blir det minsann andra bullar!
Sydney: Okay, what's the next expression?
Jesper: sanna mina ord
Sydney: literally meaning "the truth in my words." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "mark my words."
Jesper: [SLOW] sanna mina ord [NORMAL] sanna mina ord
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: sanna mina ord
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when you want to make sure someone pays attention and remembers what you said for the future.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Blir det mer gråt nu, så blir det ingen tv på en vecka, sanna mina ord! [SLOW] Blir det mer gråt nu, så blir det ingen tv på en vecka, sanna mina ord!
Sydney: "If there's any more crying now, mark my words, there will be no TV for a week!"
Jesper: [NORMAL] Blir det mer gråt nu, så blir det ingen tv på en vecka, sanna mina ord!
Sydney: Okay, what's our next expression?
Jesper: det var droppen
Sydney: literally meaning "that was the drop." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "the last straw" or "that's it."
Jesper: [SLOW] det var droppen [NORMAL] det var droppen
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: det var droppen
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when you've had enough and can't take anymore. This is actually short for the full expression…
Jesper: Droppen som fick bägaren att rinna över, which means "The drop that made the goblet overflow."
Sydney: This is the Swedish version of the English "The straw that broke the camel's back". Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Det var droppen, nu har jag fått nog! [SLOW] Det var droppen, nu har jag fått nog!
Sydney: "That's it, I've had enough!"
Jesper: [NORMAL] Det var droppen, nu har jag fått nog!
Sydney: Okay, what's the last expression?
Jesper: en annan femma
Sydney: literally meaning "another five." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "that's a different matter."
Jesper: [SLOW] en annan femma [NORMAL] en annan femma
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: en annan femma
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when you want to state that something is an entirely different matter.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Ja men dåså, då är det ju en annan femma! [SLOW] Ja men dåså, då är det ju en annan femma!
Sydney: "Well, if that's the case, then that's an entirely different matter!"
Jesper: [NORMAL] Ja men dåså, då är det ju en annan femma!
QUIZ
Sydney: Okay listeners, are you ready to be quizzed on the expressions you just learned? I will describe four situations, and you will choose the right expression to use in your reply. Are you ready?
Sydney: You better remember what I’m telling you.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: sanna mina ord
Sydney: "mark my words"
Sydney: This isn’t working, I’ll be doing things differently now.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: andra bullar
Sydney: "A new and better order"
Sydney: You should’ve told me, that’s a completely different matter.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: en annan femma
Sydney: "that's a different matter"
Sydney: I can’t take this anymore, I quit!
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: det var droppen
Sydney: "the last straw, that's it"

Outro

Sydney: There you have it; you have mastered four Swedish Slang Expressions! We have more vocab lists available at SwedishPod101.com so be sure to check them out. Thanks everyone, and see you next time!
Jesper: Det var allt för den här gången, vi ses snart igen!

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