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INTRODUCTION
Sydney: Common new English words that we have adopted in Swedish.
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 9. In this lesson, you'll learn common new English words that we have adopted in Swedish.
Sydney: In Swedish, we often use a lot of English words that have been adopted into the language, sometimes with a small difference in spelling, and sometimes without. Let's take a look at some new English words that are used in Swedish!
SLANG EXPRESSIONS
Sydney: The expressions you will be learning in this lesson are:
Jesper: att svejpa / swipa / svajpa
Jesper: att vejpa
Jesper: att lajka
Jesper: lejm, lame
Sydney: Jesper, what's our first expression?
Jesper: att svejpa / swipa / svajpa
Sydney: literally meaning "to swipe."
Jesper: [SLOW] att svejpa / swipa / svajpa [NORMAL] att svejpa / swipa / svajpa
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: att svejpa / swipa / svajpa
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when swiping on your phone when using certain apps, for example Tinder. The spelling can differ slightly because the word is directly taken from the English language.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Vad du än gör, svejpa inte till vänster. [SLOW] Vad du än gör, svejpa inte till vänster.
Sydney: "Whatever you do, don't swipe to the left."
Jesper: [NORMAL] Vad du än gör, svejpa inte till vänster.
Sydney: Okay, what's the next expression?
Jesper: att vejpa
Sydney: It means "to vape."
Jesper: [SLOW] att vejpa [NORMAL] att vejpa
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: att vejpa
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when talking about smoking e-cigarettes. The spelling can differ slightly because the word is directly taken from the English language.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Jag visste inte att det hade blivit så populärt att vejpa. [SLOW] Jag visste inte att det hade blivit så populärt att vejpa.
Sydney: "I didn't know it had become so popular to vape."
Jesper: [NORMAL] Jag visste inte att det hade blivit så populärt att vejpa.
Sydney: Okay, what's our next expression?
Jesper: att lajka
Sydney: meaning "to like."
Jesper: [SLOW] att lajka [NORMAL] att lajka
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: att lajka
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when liking something on social media. The spelling can differ slightly because the word is directly taken from the English language.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Hundra personer har lajkat min profilbild. [SLOW] Hundra personer har lajkat min profilbild.
Sydney: "A hundred people have liked my profile photo."
Jesper: [NORMAL] Hundra personer har lajkat min profilbild.
Sydney: Okay, what's the last expression?
Jesper: lejm, lame
Sydney: It means "lame."
Jesper: [SLOW] lejm, lame [NORMAL] lejm, lame
Sydney: Listeners, please repeat.
Jesper: lejm, lame
[pause - 5 sec.]
Sydney: Use this slang expression when something is lame, or otherwise uncool. The spelling can differ slightly because the word is directly taken from the English language.
Sydney: Now let's hear an example sentence.
Jesper: [NORMAL] Min morsa är så lejm ibland! [SLOW] Min morsa är så lejm ibland!
Sydney: "My mom can be so lame sometimes!"
Jesper: [NORMAL] Min morsa är så lejm ibland!
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: A new vaping café opened up here.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: att vejpa
Sydney: "to vape"
Sydney: Just swipe right and there are some more photos.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: att svejpa / swipa / svajpa
Sydney: "to swipe"
Sydney: Younger siblings can be so uncool sometimes.
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: lejm, lame
Sydney: "lame"
Sydney: Have you liked my latest post yet?
[pause - 5 sec.]
Jesper: att lajka
Sydney: "to like"

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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