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Old January 13th, 2009, 5:47 pm
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I have a question, and I think this could be the right place to ask..
I know it's pretty stupid, but I just wonder, you know, we have theese "svenske-vitsene" ("the swedish jokes" or something). Do you have jokes in sweden about all the stupid, norwegian guys??
They have them. Rest assured of that.

But here's an advise to any Swede on the boards: don't start posting them here.


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Old January 14th, 2009, 12:53 am
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Norgehistorier, ah, yes, we have them. They are exactly like svenskevitsar, only replace the swede with a norwiegan and you are set to go. Makes me wonder who came up with them first, I bet you stole them from us


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Old January 14th, 2009, 4:16 pm
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Yep, I guess we stole them from you, I mean, only Swedes could come up with so terrible bad jokes


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Old January 19th, 2009, 3:15 pm
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Jokes? *Cough* who said they were jokes


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Old January 19th, 2009, 3:49 pm
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Maybe we can come back to discussing the Swedish language.


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Old March 9th, 2009, 7:57 pm
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Just found out today that I'm going to be studying in Uppsala Universitet next year. I know the course is in English and that everyone will speak great English and all that but I'm going to try to learn at least a bit of Swedish.


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Old March 19th, 2009, 8:23 pm
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Jag har svenska som modersmål och har pratat det i 16 år, så är det fortfarande folk som har frågor så kör hårt.

Good point, I might as well translate this

I've got Swedish as my mother tongue and I've been speaking it for 16 years, so if its still folk's out there who has got anything to as me, hit it !

I'm more then willing to answer whatever you want know, that's if im able to answer

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Old March 24th, 2009, 4:02 am
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Re: Swedish / Svenska

Swedish seems like cool language. sadly I've only learned to say one phase, "Welcome to Sweden." I doubt that will ever be handy to use, unless I want to prove I'm slightly weird for knowing that, not being from Sweden and all that.


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Old March 24th, 2009, 8:40 am
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Well, to be honest I consider English being superior language to Swedish and I would prefer if we had that in Sweden instead of Swedish. If you don't speak Swedish as you mother tong it must be a pain in the *** to learn, really stupid structure...

For all of you considering choosing to read it, it's a bad choice. Choose another Germanic language instead such as German or any other related language.


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Old March 24th, 2009, 2:30 pm
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Actually I learned Swedish at uni and found it both not too hard to learn structure wise as also very fascinating. Doesn't mean I'm any good at it still, but that's more because I left it for some years now. From the languages I learned it's one of my most favourites. Most people I know consider it among the easier languages to learn. Just as always this is a matter of taste just as well I believe though.


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Old June 12th, 2009, 9:25 am
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If you don't speak Swedish as you mother tong it must be a pain in the *** to learn, really stupid structure...

For all of you considering choosing to read it, it's a bad choice. Choose another Germanic language instead such as German or any other related language.
I must say I agree with gertiekeddle's view of this I used to learn Swedish, and still find it to have the most fascinating -and not that difficult to produce- sound. True, its grammar isn't quite as easy as the English one, but not as complicated as the German one either (less case and verbal endings, most importantly, and less articles! ^ ^ )

Now for a bit of practice, if you guys pardon my atrocious Swedish.. I was wondering om det fanns någon här vem som lyssnar på Basshunter? Jag har inte minsta hum om vad han sjunger om i 'Lite dota' och 'Boten Anna', och mina översättningar make no sense. Not even the few Swedes I know have an idea what those songs are about, so I'd be obliged if there was someone here who could enlighten me..


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Old June 12th, 2009, 5:52 pm
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Now for a bit of practice, if you guys pardon my atrocious Swedish.. I was wondering om det fanns någon här vem som lyssnar på Basshunter? Jag har inte minsta hum om vad han sjunger om i 'Lite dota' och 'Boten Anna', och mina översättningar make no sense. Not even the few Swedes I know have an idea what those songs are about, so I'd be obliged if there was someone here who could enlighten me..
Jag undrar om det finns (don't use imperfect here) någon här som (leave out 'vem') som lyssnar på Basshunter. Jag har inte det minsta hum om vad han sjunger om i ...... och mina översättningar är obegripliga (or 'stämmer inte' or whatnot. You can't translate 'make sense' directly word by word).

About those songs I have no clue ...


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Old June 12th, 2009, 10:35 pm
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Does that mean one wouldn't use 'jag undrade' in the same way as in English, ie. the more tentative/polite version of 'jag undrar'?
Thank you for the corrections Alastor, they're appreciated as it's been quite some time I last used Swedish, and the Swedish dictionaries here are mostly the pocket ones with too few entries and too little stylistic info. 'Som vem', for instance, was specifically listed as the equivalent of 'who' in relative clauses...
I heard a theory that the word "Dota" in the song is a dialectal version of the word dator, and that the song is therefore about PC games, but that has all been speculation



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Old June 13th, 2009, 6:02 am
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No. Jag undrade would always be something I did in the past. And who in this case can't be just translated.

Dota may be slang or dialect, I don't know. But if it were a word for computer, 'lite dota' wouldn't make sense.


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Old June 13th, 2009, 5:37 pm
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I see.

The text actually goes "och [vi] spelar lite dota" but I don't know if the adverbial can be used in this position in the sentence.
It's a whacky song anyway, perhaps I should humbly return to translating "Vem kan segla förutan vind" and the likes


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Old June 19th, 2009, 10:05 pm
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Re: Swedish / Svenska

Vi sitter här i venten och spelar lite DotA

"Venten" is slang for "ventrilo"
DotA (Defense of the Ancients).
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dota

å pushar på å smeker,

"å" is slang for "och"
Pushar på - Trycker på (putting [them] under pressure)
Smeker....hm, don't really know how to translate that

med motståndet vi leker.

Motståndet - The opponents
leker med - Playing with/messing with/fooling around with

Vi sitter här i venten och spelar lite DotA
å springer runt å creepar,
och motståndet vi sleepar.

springer runt - running around
Creepar - erm, it's the english verb "creep" with a swedish verb ending
Sleepar - This too (I think), but I don't know what it means :S

The gist of it is they're playing DotA and owning without really trying.


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Old June 21st, 2009, 9:06 pm
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Tack så mycket Darkchild! That's the best explanation I've been given There's one more thing I've been wondering about, and that's what "Boten Anna" alludes to, since the dictionary-following translations don't make sense to me. I'd be grateful for any help with that one
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Old July 3rd, 2009, 10:02 pm
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Glad att det var till någon hjälp, jag undrade just^^

Boten Anna, ah that song is easier to translate. Are there any specific lines you're having trouble with? Wikipedia explains it pretty well, it's based on true story lol

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The Swedish lyrics of Boten Anna tell the story of a female IRC user mistaken for an IRC bot by the vocalist who later finds out the truth; subsequently, however, he states that she will always remain a bot in his eyes.

The song is based on an actual experience of Jonas Erik Altberg (a.k.a. Basshunter), who explained the situation in an interview with the Finnish website Stara.fi. His friend said he would create a bot with administrative capabilities to keep order in his channel, #BassHunter.se; when this happened Jonas saw a new user with administrative capabilities named Anna enter the channel, and naturally thought this was the bot. Months later, he learned that Anna was actually not a bot, but was his friend's girlfriend; the embarrassment, he says, inspired him to create the song.


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Old July 6th, 2009, 12:49 pm
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Re: Swedish / Svenska

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Jag har svenska som modersmål och har pratat det i 16 år, så är det fortfarande folk som har frågor så kör hårt.


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Well, to be honest I consider English being superior language to Swedish and I would prefer if we had that in Sweden instead of Swedish. If you don't speak Swedish as you mother tong it must be a pain in the *** to learn, really stupid structure...
For all of you considering choosing to read it, it's a bad choice. Choose another Germanic language instead such as German or any other related language.


Well, Swedish is one of the worlds difficult language to learn, but you tell people to choose another germanic language instead? Are you kidding me?
In my opinion is german hard as swedish.
If people wants to learn swedish, well.. it's just to start learning.
It's not really like japanese.


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Old July 9th, 2009, 3:40 pm
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Ja, någon frågade om hur man skrev å ä och ö istællet før att kopiera från någon annan sida.

Someone asked how to write the å ä ö, instead of have to copy from a website.

å = alt + 134
ä = alt + 132
ö = alt + 148
Å = alt + 143
Ä = alt + 142
Ö = alt + 153


Eftersom jag ær i Norge nu har jag andra bokstæver.
Because I am in Norway at the moment I have other letters

æ Æ = Ä
ø Ø = Ö


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