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INTRODUCTION
Sydney: Common idioms you may hear in a Swedish workplace.
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 16. In this lesson, you'll learn common idioms you may hear in a Swedish workplace.
Sydney: Let's take a look at some useful expressions that you may hear at work.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Sydney: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Jesper: pang på rödbetan
Jesper: visa vart skåpet ska stå
Jesper: varm i kläderna
Jesper: på hugget
Sydney: Jesper, what's our first expression?
Jesper: pang på rödbetan
Sydney: literally meaning "bang on the beetroot." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "straight to the point."
Jesper: [SLOW] pang på rödbetan [NORMAL] pang på rödbetan
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: pang på rödbetan
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when talking about getting straight to the point without wasting time or words.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Han bara försökte gå pang på rödbetan, utan något förspel eller någonting. [SLOW] Han bara försökte gå pang på rödbetan, utan något förspel eller någonting.
Sydney: "He just attempted to get straight to the point, without any foreplay or anything."
Jesper: [NORMAL] Han bara försökte gå pang på rödbetan, utan något förspel eller någonting.
Sydney: Okay, what's the next expression?
Jesper: visa vart skåpet ska stå
Sydney: literally meaning "show where the locker should stand." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "show them how it's done."
Jesper: [SLOW] visa vart skåpet ska stå [NORMAL] visa vart skåpet ska stå
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: visa vart skåpet ska stå
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when you're trying to make a point of how something is meant to be done.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Han bara snackar, visa honom vart skåpet ska stå! [SLOW] Han bara snackar, visa honom vart skåpet ska stå!
Sydney: "He's all talk, show him how it's done!"
Jesper: [NORMAL] Han bara snackar, visa honom vart skåpet ska stå!
Sydney: Okay, what's our next expression?
Jesper: varm i kläderna
Sydney: literally meaning "warm in the clothes." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "become accustomed to things, get used to things, get comfortable with things."
Jesper: [SLOW] varm i kläderna [NORMAL] varm i kläderna
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: varm i kläderna
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when you've gotten used to the conditions around you.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Jag börjar känna mig varm i kläderna på min nya arbetsplats. [SLOW] Jag börjar känna mig varm i kläderna på min nya arbetsplats.
Sydney: "I'm starting to get used to things at my new workplace."
Jesper: [NORMAL] Jag börjar känna mig varm i kläderna på min nya arbetsplats.
Sydney: Okay, what's the last expression?
Jesper: på hugget
Sydney: literally meaning "on the bite." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "on the ball."
Jesper: [SLOW] på hugget [NORMAL] på hugget
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: på hugget
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when you're really on the ball or on top of things.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Jag är verkligen på hugget idag, jag svarade på alla mail innan jag ens hade frukost. [SLOW] Jag är verkligen på hugget idag, jag svarade på alla mail innan jag ens hade frukost.
Sydney: "I'm really on the ball today, I replied to all emails before I even had breakfast."
Jesper: [NORMAL] Jag är verkligen på hugget idag, jag svarade på alla mail innan jag ens hade frukost.
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: Don’t just talk, show them how it’s done.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: visa vart skåpet ska stå
Sydney: "show them how it's done"
Sydney: I don’t have much time, could you get straight to the point, please?
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: pang på rödbetan
Sydney: "straight to the point"
Sydney: I’m on top of things today!
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: på hugget
Sydney: "on the ball"
Sydney: I’ve gotten used to how things work here now.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: varm i kläderna
Sydney: "be accustomed to things, get used to things, get comfortable with things"

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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