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INTRODUCTION
Dana: Must-Know Swedish Social Media Phrases Season 1 Lesson 7 - Getting Bored
Dana: Hi, everyone. I'm Dana.
Mirai: And I'm Mirai.
Dana: In this lesson, you'll learn how to post and leave comments in Swedish about being bored. Anders gets bored at home, posts an image, and leaves this comment.
Mirai: Fan vilken seg dag! Uttråkad, några tips?
Dana: Meaning - "Damn, what a slow day! Bored, any tips?" Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Anders: Fan vilken seg dag! Uttråkad, några tips?
(clicking sound)
Amanda: Du kanske vill städa golven innan jag kommer hem?
Caroline: Vill du ta en fika vid lunch?
Alex: Jag med! Less på att vara arbetslös nu.
Molly: Gör som alla andra, glo på Youtube videos haha!
Dana: Listen again with the English translation.
(clicking sound)
Anders: Fan vilken seg dag! Uttråkad, några tips?
Dana: "Damn, what a slow day! Bored, any tips?"
(clicking sound)
Amanda: Du kanske vill städa golven innan jag kommer hem?
Dana: "Maybe you would like to clean the floors before I get home?"
Caroline: Vill du ta en fika vid lunch?
Dana: "Do you want to go for a coffee around lunch?"
Alex: Jag med! Less på att vara arbetslös nu.
Dana: "Me too! Fed up with being unemployed now."
Molly: Gör som alla andra, glo på Youtube videos haha!
Dana: "Do what everyone else does, watch Youtube videos haha!"
POST
Dana: Listen again to Anders's post.
Mirai: Fan vilken seg dag! Uttråkad, några tips?
Dana: "Damn what a slow day! Bored, any tips?"
Mirai: (SLOW) Fan vilken seg dag! Uttråkad, några tips? (Regular) Fan vilken seg dag! Uttråkad, några tips?
Dana: Let's break this down. First is an expression meaning "Damn, what a slow day!"
Mirai: Fan, vilken seg dag!
Dana: A common phrase used in Sweden when people feel like time is passing slowly. For example…
Mirai: Fan, vilken seg arbetsdag!
Dana: “Damn, what a slow workday!” It can also be used when describing people. For example...
Mirai: Erik, kan du sluta vara så seg?
Dana: “Erik, can you stop being so slow?” Listen to the expression again. "Damn, what a slow day!" is...
Mirai: (SLOW) Fan, vilken seg dag! (REGULAR) Fan, vilken seg dag!
Dana: Then comes the phrase "bored, any tips?"
Mirai: Uttråkad, några tips?
Dana: On social media, we tend to express ourselves in shorter phrases than we would when speaking.
Mirai: Uttråkad, några tips? is a good example.
Dana: Right, and you can change it to any topic you would like to get tips or advice about. For example...
Mirai: Hungrig, några tips?
Dana: “Hungry, any tips?” Listen to the expression again. "Bored, any tips?" is...
Mirai: (SLOW) Uttråkad, några tips? (REGULAR) Uttråkad, några tips?
Dana: All together, it's "Damn, what a slow day! Bored, any tips?"
Mirai: Fan vilken seg dag! Uttråkad, några tips?
COMMENTS
Dana: In response, Anders's friends leave some comments.
Dana: His girlfriend, Amanda, uses an expression meaning - "Maybe you would like to clean the floors before I get home?"
Mirai: (SLOW) Du kanske vill städa golven innan jag kommer hem? (REGULAR) Du kanske vill städa golven innan jag kommer hem?
[Pause]
Mirai: Du kanske vill städa golven innan jag kommer hem?
Dana: Use this expression to be funny.
Dana: His neighbor, Caroline, uses an expression meaning - "Do you want to go for a coffee around lunch?"
Mirai: (SLOW) Vill du ta en fika vid lunch? (REGULAR) Vill du ta en fika vid lunch?
[Pause]
Mirai: Vill du ta en fika vid lunch?
Dana: Use this expression to invite them out.
Dana: His nephew, Alex, uses an expression meaning - "Me too! Fed up with being unemployed now."
Mirai: (SLOW) Jag med! Less på att vara arbetslös nu. (REGULAR) Jag med! Less på att vara arbetslös nu.
[Pause]
Mirai: Jag med! Less på att vara arbetslös nu.
Dana: Use this expression to say you feel the same.
Dana: His high school friend, Molly, uses an expression meaning - "Do what everyone else does, watch Youtube videos haha!"
Mirai: (SLOW) Gör som alla andra, glo på Youtube videos haha! (REGULAR) Gör som alla andra, glo på Youtube videos haha!
[Pause]
Mirai: Gör som alla andra, glo på Youtube videos haha!
Dana: Use this expression to be funny.

Outro

Dana: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about being bored, which phrase would you use? Leave us a comment letting us know, and we'll see you next time!
Mirai: Hej då!

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