Vocabulary

Learn New Words FAST with this Lesson’s Vocab Review List

Get this lesson’s key vocab, their translations and pronunciations. Sign up for your Free Lifetime Account Now and get 7 Days of Premium Access including this feature.

Or sign up using Facebook
Already a Member?

Lesson Transcript

INTRODUCTION
Sydney: Common idioms that mothers use, part 2.
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 14. In this lesson, you'll learn common idioms that mothers use, part 2.
Sydney: Here is another collection of popular things that moms tend to say.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Sydney: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Jesper: en droppe i havet
Jesper: fjärilar i magen
Jesper: full rulle
Jesper: gå in i väggen
Sydney: Jesper, what's our first expression?
Jesper: en droppe i havet
Sydney: meaning "a drop in the ocean."
Jesper: [SLOW] en droppe i havet [NORMAL] en droppe i havet
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: en droppe i havet
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when you want to say that something is insignificant or has no meaning.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] En förlorad tia är ju bara en droppe i havet som tur är. [SLOW] En förlorad tia är ju bara en droppe i havet som tur är.
Sydney: "Luckily, a lost ten-crown is only a drop in the ocean."
Jesper: [NORMAL] En förlorad tia är ju bara en droppe i havet som tur är.
Sydney: Okay, what's the next expression?
Jesper: fjärilar i magen
Sydney: meaning "butterflies in the stomach."
Jesper: [SLOW] fjärilar i magen [NORMAL] fjärilar i magen
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: fjärilar i magen
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this expression when you're feeling nervous, or sometimes when you're in love and you have that ticklish feeling in your stomach.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Barnen har fjärilar i magen inför första skoldagen. [SLOW] Barnen har fjärilar i magen inför första skoldagen.
Sydney: "The children have butterflies in their stomachs for the first school day."
Jesper: [NORMAL] Barnen har fjärilar i magen inför första skoldagen.
Sydney: Okay, what's our next expression?
Jesper: full rulle
Sydney: literally meaning "full roll." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "very busy."
Jesper: [SLOW] full rulle [NORMAL] full rulle
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: full rulle
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when you're very busy.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Det är full rulle hemma nu när det är påsklov. [SLOW] Det är full rulle hemma nu när det är påsklov.
Sydney: "It's very busy at home now that it's the Easter holidays."
Jesper: [NORMAL] Det är full rulle hemma nu när det är påsklov.
Sydney: Okay, what's the last expression?
Jesper: gå in i väggen
Sydney: literally meaning "walk into the wall." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "have a burnout."
Jesper: [SLOW] gå in i väggen [NORMAL] gå in i väggen
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: gå in i väggen
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when you're talking about reaching your limit and having a burnout.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Ibland så känns det som att jag kommer att gå in i väggen. [SLOW] Ibland så känns det som att jag kommer att gå in i väggen.
Sydney: "Sometimes it feels as if I'm going to have a burnout."
Jesper: [NORMAL] Ibland så känns det som att jag kommer att gå in i väggen.
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: I’m feeling a bit nervous for the stage performance.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: fjärilar i magen
Sydney: "butterflies in your stomach"
Sydney: Oh, that’s nothing. Don’t worry about it!
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: en droppe i havet
Sydney: "a drop in the ocean"
Sydney: I’m stressed and exhausted, I need a holiday.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: gå in i väggen
Sydney: "have a burnout"
Sydney: I haven’t had any free time all week.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: full rulle
Sydney: "very busy"

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!

1 Comment

Hide
Please to leave a comment.
😄 😞 😳 😁 😒 😎 😠 😆 😅 😜 😉 😭 😇 😴 😮 😈 ❤️️ 👍
Sorry, please keep your comment under 800 characters. Got a complicated question? Try asking your teacher using My Teacher Messenger.

SwedishPod101.comVerified
Tuesday at 6:30 pm
Your comment is awaiting moderation.

Hi Listeners! Do you know any other related slang expression? Post them in the comments.