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INTRODUCTION
Sydney: Common slang verbs, part 3.
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 7. In this lesson, you'll learn common slang verbs, part 3.
Sydney: Here are a few more commonly used verbs.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Sydney: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Jesper: att dra
Jesper: att krångla
Jesper: att kötta
Jesper: att kröka
Sydney: Jesper, what's our first expression?
Jesper: att dra
Sydney: literally meaning "to pull." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to leave, to take off, to go."
Jesper: [SLOW] att dra [NORMAL] att dra
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: att dra
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when you need to leave or take off from somewhere.
Jesper: It can be used in the same way as the Swedish verb "att sticka" introduced in the last lesson.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Vi måste dra om tio minuter om vi ska hinna med bussen. [SLOW] Vi måste dra om tio minuter om vi ska hinna med bussen.
Sydney: "We have to leave in ten minutes if we're going to catch the bus."
Jesper: [NORMAL] Vi måste dra om tio minuter om vi ska hinna med bussen.
Sydney: Okay, what's the next expression?
Jesper: att krångla
Sydney: literally meaning "to fuss." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to make things difficult, to fuss, to be difficult and complicated."
Jesper: [SLOW] att krångla [NORMAL] att krångla
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: att krångla
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when someone is being difficult about something, or when something is complicated and difficult to do.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Sluta krångla till det så mycket, det är inte så svårt. [SLOW] Sluta krångla till det så mycket, det är inte så svårt.
Sydney: "Stop making it so difficult, it's not that hard."
Jesper: [NORMAL] Sluta krångla till det så mycket, det är inte så svårt.
Sydney: Okay, what's our next expression?
Jesper: att kötta
Sydney: literally meaning "to meat." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to work really hard on something."
Jesper: [SLOW] att kötta [NORMAL] att kötta
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: att kötta
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when you're working really hard on something, usually under great pressure. This is often used by students who are cramming for an exam.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Jag måste kötta hela natten inför provet imorgon. [SLOW] Jag måste kötta hela natten inför provet imorgon.
Sydney: "I have to work really hard all night for the test tomorrow."
Jesper: [NORMAL] Jag måste kötta hela natten inför provet imorgon.
Sydney: Okay, what's the last expression?
Jesper: att kröka
Sydney: literally meaning "to curve." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "to drink a lot."
Jesper: [SLOW] att kröka [NORMAL] att kröka
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: att kröka
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when someone is drinking heavily.
Jesper: The word krökning can be used as a noun for drinking a lot. For example, Krökning är inget för mig.
Sydney: which means "Heavy drinking is not for me."
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Många människor krökar under jul och nyår. [SLOW] Många människor krökar under jul och nyår.
Sydney: "Many people drink a lot during Christmas and New Year."
Jesper: [NORMAL] Många människor krökar under jul och nyår.
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: My three year old loves making things difficult.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: att krångla
Sydney: "to make things difficult, to fuss, to be difficult and complicated"
Sydney: I’m leaving for school now.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: att dra
Sydney: "to leave, to take off, to go"
Sydney: University students tend to drink a lot.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: att kröka
Sydney: "to drink a lot"
Sydney: I always end up studying really hard for exams on the very last day.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: att kötta
Sydney: "to work really hard on something"

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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