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INTRODUCTION
Sydney: Commonly used nouns that you should know.
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 8. In this lesson, you'll learn commonly used nouns that you should know.
Sydney: There are a couple of nouns that are frequently used, let's take a look at some of them now.
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Sydney: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Jesper: lur
Jesper: brallor
Jesper: kåk
Jesper: krimskrams
Sydney: Jesper, what's our first expression?
Jesper: lur
Sydney: It means "phone."
Jesper: [SLOW] lur [NORMAL] lur
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: lur
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when talking about your cell phone or smartphone.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Har du sett min lur? [SLOW] Har du sett min lur?
Sydney: "Have you seen my phone?"
Jesper: [NORMAL] Har du sett min lur?
Sydney: Okay, what's the next expression?
Jesper: brallor
Sydney: It means "pants."
Jesper: [SLOW] brallor [NORMAL] brallor
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: brallor
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when talking about pants.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Fan vilka snygga brallor! [SLOW] Fan vilka snygga brallor!
Sydney: "Damn, those pants are really nice!"
Jesper: [NORMAL] Fan vilka snygga brallor!
Sydney: Okay, what's our next expression?
Jesper: kåk
Sydney: literally meaning "full house." But when it's used as a slang expression, it means "house."
Jesper: [SLOW] kåk [NORMAL] kåk
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: kåk
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when talking about a house, cabin, or cottage.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Funderar ni på att köpa en kåk nu när ni ska skaffa familj? [SLOW] Funderar ni på att köpa en kåk nu när ni ska skaffa familj?
Sydney: "Are you considering buying a house now that you're starting a family?"
Jesper: [NORMAL] Funderar ni på att köpa en kåk nu när ni ska skaffa familj?
Sydney: Okay, what's the last expression?
Jesper: krimskrams
Sydney: meaning "knick-knacks."
Jesper: [SLOW] krimskrams [NORMAL] krimskrams
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: krimskrams
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when talking about knick-knacks.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Jag fattar inte varför jag har så mycket krimskrams i min handväska. [SLOW] Jag fattar inte varför jag har så mycket krimskrams i min handväska.
Sydney: "I don't understand why I have so many knick-knacks in my purse."
Jesper: [NORMAL] Jag fattar inte varför jag har så mycket krimskrams i min handväska.
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: These pants are way too big for me.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: brallor
Sydney: "pants"
Sydney: I can’t wait to get a new phone.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: lur
Sydney: "phone"
Sydney: My mom always buys knick-knacks for souvenirs.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: krimskrams
Sydney: "knick-knacks"
Sydney: That house looks so nice!
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: kåk
Sydney: "house"

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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