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INTRODUCTION
Michael: Common Swedish words that are used to describe things on a daily basis.
Michael: Hi everyone, and welcome back to SwedishPod101.com. I'm Michael.
Alexandra: And I'm Alexandra!
Michael: This is Must-Know Swedish Slang Words and Phrases, Season 1, Lesson 23. In this lesson, you'll learn common Swedish words that are used to describe things on a daily basis.
Michael: With these four words, you're going to sound like a native Swede!
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Michael: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Alexandra: ballt
Alexandra: coolt
Alexandra: fett
Alexandra: sjukt
Michael: Alexandra, what's our first expression?
Alexandra: ballt
Michael: It means "cool."
Alexandra: [SLOW] ballt [NORMAL] ballt
Michael: Listeners, please repeat.
Alexandra: ballt
[pause - 5 sec.]
Michael: Use this slang expression when something is very cool. This word is also used a lot on social media.
Michael: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Alexandra: [NORMAL] Vad ball tröja du har! [SLOW] Vad ball tröja du har!
Michael: "Your shirt is really cool!"
Alexandra: [NORMAL] Vad ball tröja du har!
Michael: Okay, what's the next expression?
Alexandra: coolt
Michael: This also means "cool" and is interchangeable with the previous slang...
Alexandra: ballt.
Alexandra: [SLOW] coolt [NORMAL] coolt
Michael: Listeners, please repeat.
Alexandra: coolt
[pause - 5 sec.]
Michael: Use this slang expression when something is very cool. This word is also used a lot on social media.
Michael: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Alexandra: [NORMAL] Vad coolt att vi ska till London tillsammans! [SLOW] Vad coolt att vi ska till London tillsammans!
Michael: "It's really cool that we're going to London together!"
Alexandra: [NORMAL] Vad coolt att vi ska till London tillsammans!
Michael: Okay, what's our next expression?
Alexandra: fett
Michael: literally meaning "fat." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "awesome, really, cool."
Alexandra: [SLOW] fett [NORMAL] fett
Michael: Listeners, please repeat.
Alexandra: fett
[pause - 5 sec.]
Michael: Use this slang expression when something is very cool. It’s also often used when something is "very" something else.
Alexandra: Such as fett coolt, meaning "really cool."
Michael: Now, let's hear an example sentence.
Alexandra: [NORMAL] Jag är fett hungrig. [SLOW] Jag är fett hungrig.
Michael: "I'm really hungry."
Alexandra: [NORMAL] Jag är fett hungrig.
Michael: Okay, what's the last expression?
Alexandra: sjukt
Michael: literally meaning "sick." But when it's used as a slang expression, it can also mean "crazy."
Alexandra: [SLOW] sjukt [NORMAL] sjukt
Michael: Listeners, please repeat.
Alexandra: sjukt
[pause - 5 sec.]
Michael: Use this slang expression when something is crazy, both in a good way and a bad way. This word is also used a lot on social media.
Michael: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Alexandra: [NORMAL] Du kommer aldrig tro det här, helt sjukt! [SLOW] Du kommer aldrig tro det här, helt sjukt!
Michael: "You're never going to believe this, absolutely crazy!"
Alexandra: [NORMAL] Du kommer aldrig tro det här, helt sjukt!
QUIZ
Michael: 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?
Michael: I think your style is cool
[pause - 5 sec.]
Alexandra: coolt
Michael: "cool"
Michael: Cool shirt!
[pause - 5 sec.]
Alexandra: ballt
Michael: "cool"
Michael: It’s crazy, I can’t believe it!
[pause - 5 sec.]
Alexandra: sjukt
Michael: "crazy"
Michael: I’m very angry.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Alexandra: fett
Michael: "awesome, really, cool"

Outro

Michael: 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!
Alexandra: Det var allt för den här gången, vi ses snart igen!

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