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INTRODUCTION
Sydney: Some helpful Swedish expressions to know when telling a story.
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 22. In this lesson, you'll learn some helpful Swedish expressions to know when telling a story.
Sydney: Let's take a look at some useful phrases you may need when telling a fun story in Swedish.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Sydney: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Jesper: hittepå
Jesper: med hull och hår
Jesper: hela baletten
Jesper: röd tråd
Sydney: Jesper, what's our first expression?
Jesper: hittepå
Sydney: literally meaning "made up." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "make believe, made up."
Jesper: [SLOW] hittepå [NORMAL] hittepå
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: hittepå
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when you're speaking about something that is made up.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Nu får det vara nog med hittepå, berätta den verkliga historien. [SLOW] Nu får det vara nog med hittepå, berätta den verkliga historien.
Sydney: "Enough with the make believe, now tell me the real story."
Jesper: [NORMAL] Nu får det vara nog med hittepå, berätta den verkliga historien.
Sydney: Okay, what's the next expression?
Jesper: med hull och hår
Sydney: literally meaning "with body and hair." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "the whole thing, all of it."
Jesper: [SLOW] med hull och hår [NORMAL] med hull och hår
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: med hull och hår
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when you're talking about eating or swallowing the whole thing, including everything.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Trollet åt upp prinsen med hull och hår! [SLOW] Trollet åt upp prinsen med hull och hår!
Sydney: "The troll ate the prince, all of him!"
Jesper: [NORMAL] Trollet åt upp prinsen med hull och hår!
Sydney: Okay, what's our next expression?
Jesper: hela baletten
Sydney: literally meaning "the whole ballet." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "the whole thing, all of it."
Jesper: [SLOW] hela baletten [NORMAL] hela baletten
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: hela baletten
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when you're talking about the whole thing, including everything, but this is not related to eating.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Städa bort alltihopa, hela baletten ska bort! [SLOW] Städa bort alltihopa, hela baletten ska bort!
Sydney: "Clean away everything, the whole thing needs to be gone!"
Jesper: [NORMAL] Städa bort alltihopa, hela baletten ska bort!
Sydney: Okay, what's the last expression?
Jesper: röd tråd
Sydney: meaning "red thread."
Jesper: [SLOW] röd tråd [NORMAL] röd tråd
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: röd tråd
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when you're speaking about the main story line.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Det är viktigt att hålla sig till den röda tråden när man berättar en historia. [SLOW] Det är viktigt att hålla sig till den röda tråden när man berättar en historia.
Sydney: "It's important to stick to the red thread when you're telling a story."
Jesper: [NORMAL] Det är viktigt att hålla sig till den röda tråden när man berättar en historia.
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 think the dog ate the whole thing.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: med hull och hår
Sydney: "the whole thing, all of it"
Sydney: That sounds made up.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: hittepå
Sydney: "make believe, made up"
Sydney: Stick to the plotline.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: röd tråd
Sydney: "the red thread"
Sydney: Throw all of it away.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: hela baletten
Sydney: "the whole thing, all of 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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