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Reply Mon 12 May, 2008 05:09 pm
HI-are any Norwegians and Swedish people here? I'm doing research for a project and I'd like some some help with some info on these culutres, and and some help with Engish to Norwegian and English to Swedish translations?

Please let me know. Very Happy
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saab
 
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Reply Mon 12 May, 2008 11:51 pm
I am Swedish. Also I know some Norwegian and I am very good in Danish.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 13 May, 2008 12:58 am
saab wrote:
I am Swedish. Also I know some Norwegian and I am very good in Danish.

Hi saab-nice to meet you. Can you please help me out with Norwegian and Swedish slang? Very Happy
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saab
 
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Reply Tue 13 May, 2008 01:34 am
Only to certain extent - I really don´t know Norwegian slang and use very little myself in Swedish, but let us try I can always ask people around me who know more.

Why do you want to know slang for a research project?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 13 May, 2008 05:41 am
reply to saab
saab wrote:
Only to certain extent - I really don´t know Norwegian slang and use very little myself in Swedish, but let us try I can always ask people around me who know more.

Why do you want to know slang for a research project?


Hi saab-I'm writing a book. Very Happy
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saab
 
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Reply Tue 13 May, 2008 06:12 am
Him
just give me a list of the words you need and I`ll translate them.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 13 May, 2008 01:04 pm
saab wrote:
Him
just give me a list of the words you need and I`ll translate them.


HI. Hello. I am interested in and am doing research on Norwegian and Swedish youth, street and college slang for a project I'm working on.

I'd like to know:

What are Swedish and Norwegian slang terms and expressions for:

tough guy
tomboy
tough girl
tough woman
guy prone to fighting
girl prone to fighting
woman prone to fighting
delinquent girl
delinquent boy
cool guy
cool girl
gangster
punk
wild girl
wild boy
powerfully-built male
powerfully-built female
strong guy
strong girl
strong woman
Please let me know and please list as many Norwegian and Swedish slang terms and expressions as possible. Thank you. Very Happy
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RexRed
 
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Reply Tue 13 May, 2008 02:44 pm
My Norwegian ancestry goes back to the 1600's
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saab
 
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Reply Wed 14 May, 2008 02:37 am
The words you gave me are not really slang, but part of a normal language. Do you want them to be translated like that or in slang?
Then if slang it depends on the speaker`s age and also the group the speaker belongs to. I´ll do my best S stands for Swedish, N for Norwegian

tough guy S tuffing - modig (courageous) - djärv (bold)
N töffing - töff karl
tomboy S pojkflicka
tough girl N töff jente
S tuffing but I don´t really feel it is good in connection with a
girl
tough woman S+N there are several words depending on her caracter
guy prone to fighting S slagskämpe - not slang - can only be used about men
girl prone to fighting cannot find any word for this as a rule women were not prone to fight.
woman prone to fighting see above
delinquent girl S småbrottsling
delinquent boy S småbrottsling
cool guy S tuff grabb
cool girl S tuff tjej
gangster S+N gangster
punk S+N punk
wild girl S tuff - framfusig (pushing, pert)
wild boy S - see above
powerfully-built male S kraftfull man N kraftig bygget karl / mann
powerfully-built female S kraftfull kvinna/tjef N kraftig bygget kvinde/jente
strong guy S tuff/ självsäker (self-confident) stark (strong)
N stärk mann/gut

strong girl/woman S. see above
N. stärk jente/woman
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Derevon
 
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Reply Thu 15 May, 2008 05:55 am
Actually, we don't use that many slang words of this kind in Sweden. In fact, I wouldn't call even one of the words above slang. Most of them are formal words and descriptions, and the rest of them are informal, but could be used by just about anyone. This is not "street language" in any way.

I'm sorry, but I think you'll have a very hard time finding anything useful in this area.

You could take a look at this slang dictionary though:

Leonis Slanglexikon

It's in Swedish, but I'm sure you should be able to figure out how to use it.

I have just one suggestion of my own as far as your list of words go:

powerfully-built male - biff
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 18 May, 2008 10:55 am
saab wrote:
The words you gave me are not really slang, but part of a normal language. Do you want them to be translated like that or in slang?
Then if slang it depends on the speaker`s age and also the group the speaker belongs to. I´ll do my best S stands for Swedish, N for Norwegian

tough guy S tuffing - modig (courageous) - djärv (bold)
N töffing - töff karl
tomboy S pojkflicka
tough girl N töff jente
S tuffing but I don´t really feel it is good in connection with a
girl
tough woman S+N there are several words depending on her caracter
guy prone to fighting S slagskämpe - not slang - can only be used about men
girl prone to fighting cannot find any word for this as a rule women were not prone to fight.
woman prone to fighting see above
delinquent girl S småbrottsling
delinquent boy S småbrottsling
cool guy S tuff grabb
cool girl S tuff tjej
gangster S+N gangster
punk S+N punk
wild girl S tuff - framfusig (pushing, pert)
wild boy S - see above
powerfully-built male S kraftfull man N kraftig bygget karl / mann
powerfully-built female S kraftfull kvinna/tjef N kraftig bygget kvinde/jente
strong guy S tuff/ självsäker (self-confident) stark (strong)
N stärk mann/gut

strong girl/woman S. see above
N. stärk jente/woman


Hi. What Swedish slangs can I use for "tough female"

besides:

"vild guzz" / "galen guzz"
or
"vild brud" / "galen brud"
"vildkatt"
tuff brud, Fjortis, hård tjej, slagbrud, vildflicka?
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saab
 
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Reply Sun 18 May, 2008 11:06 am
I would use tuff brud-----sounds most neutral. Choosing a word depends on the speaker´s age and group and also partly the educatiion as I said.
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saab
 
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Reply Sun 18 May, 2008 11:20 am
fjortis is someone who is 14 years old. Fjortonåring.
It is very difficult to use slang and other expressions if you don´t know a language very well. As I do not know anything about in what connections you want to use it it is hard to help you.
You have to explain the age of the speaker, what area s/he comes from, if the person is living in a big city or in the country side. Is the person a Swede or a Swede with foreigh background or a foreigner speaking Swedish.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 18 May, 2008 01:05 pm
saab wrote:
fjortis is someone who is 14 years old. Fjortonåring.
It is very difficult to use slang and other expressions if you don´t know a language very well. As I do not know anything about in what connections you want to use it it is hard to help you.
You have to explain the age of the speaker, what area s/he comes from, if the person is living in a big city or in the country side. Is the person a Swede or a Swede with foreigh background or a foreigner speaking Swedish.


Hi-I'm referring to people like the ones you see in the street and in gangs-teens and young adults.
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saab
 
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Reply Sun 18 May, 2008 01:31 pm
Hi, I understand whom you are referring to, but again the young people whom you see in the streets come from all kinds of back grounds. As a rule the better educated and the better well behaved young people use very little slang, then you have gang-teens and I must admit I have no idea about their language, which again depends on their gang and what part of Sweden they come from. Young aduls usually have left the teen age laguage behind and if they use slang it is another type than the ones who are teen agers. There is a generation gap between them language wise.

I am sorry but I really don´t think I can help you as everything is too general.

Translattion is a very difficult thing and often mistakes are made.
Was reading a book were the word trasformation was translated to wig.
How about this one.
Original language
The father forbid his daughter to marry a man who had large debts-
translation The father forbid his daughter to marry a man who had large shoulders.
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saab
 
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Reply Sun 18 May, 2008 02:24 pm
Another thing tuff can be both negativ and positiv.
A little child learning to bike and falls off the bike and starts all over again never giving up never crying you can call a tuffing full of admiration.
A girl smoking, drinking, disbehaving, swearing etc etc can also be a tuffing but in a very negativ way.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 18 May, 2008 03:01 pm
reply to saab
saab wrote:
Hi, I understand whom you are referring to, but again the young people whom you see in the streets come from all kinds of back grounds. As a rule the better educated and the better well behaved young people use very little slang, then you have gang-teens and I must admit I have no idea about their language, which again depends on their gang and what part of Sweden they come from. Young aduls usually have left the teen age laguage behind and if they use slang it is another type than the ones who are teen agers. There is a generation gap between them language wise.

I am sorry but I really don´t think I can help you as everything is too general.

Translattion is a very difficult thing and often mistakes are made.
Was reading a book were the word trasformation was translated to wig.
How about this one.
Original language
The father forbid his daughter to marry a man who had large debts-
translation The father forbid his daughter to marry a man who had large shoulders.


Hi-what about college kids? School gangs?

People who ride motorcycles and frequent bars?

Rough-and-tumble females?

Here's some more slangs I picked up:

cool guy - kul karl
cool boy - kul pojke
cool girl - kul tjej
(or 'kul flicka', but that's more like a little girl)

What are other slang terms people use for "cool"?

Hi-I looked up "tomboy" in an English-Swedish dictionary-I found the following terms for tomboy-yrhatta, argbigga, "nabbgadda" and "vildkatta"-are any of these terms considered slang? Are "nabbgidda" and "vildkatta" slang?
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saab
 
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Reply Mon 19 May, 2008 12:48 am
cool guy - kul karl kul=fun and is a rather old slang or daily language word
karl = man and is hardly used by young people
cool boy - kul pojke pojke= is a correct word for boy and grabb would better amongst young people, but the combination kul grabb is no good
cool girl - kul tjej
(or 'kul flicka', but that's more like a little girl)
flicka is the correct word for girl and tjej is the modern word amongst young people for girl. Has nothing to do with the age.

-yrhätta,= is not slang but means a girl who is running around always being busy
argbigga,= is not slang means shrew, vixen
"näbbgädda" = means garfish or daily language hussy minx and is an expression I haven´t heard for years
"vildkatta"= is no slang either it is more a tomboy
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Mon 19 May, 2008 01:38 am
saab wrote:
cool guy - kul karl kul=fun and is a rather old slang or daily language word
karl = man and is hardly used by young people
cool boy - kul pojke pojke= is a correct word for boy and grabb would better amongst young people, but the combination kul grabb is no good
cool girl - kul tjej
(or 'kul flicka', but that's more like a little girl)
flicka is the correct word for girl and tjej is the modern word amongst young people for girl. Has nothing to do with the age.

-yrhätta,= is not slang but means a girl who is running around always being busy
argbigga,= is not slang means shrew, vixen
"näbbgädda" = means garfish or daily language hussy minx and is an expression I haven´t heard for years
"vildkatta"= is no slang either it is more a tomboy


Thank you for helping me out. Are you sure there aren't any terms I can use for rough-and-tumble females?

Are there any other Swedish members here?
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saab
 
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Reply Mon 19 May, 2008 04:11 am
I can´t help you with certain type of slang and I have asked a couple of other people but they don´t know either. I don´t live in Sweden so I don´t get all that modern slang - neither do my friends around here as their kids don´t use Swedish slang either. The books I read - even modern Swedish books - don´t have that language nor do the news papers. Nor do my friends in Sweden.
A woman made a serious project for people working in hospitals about words you can and cannot use and when to use them. There are about 35 words just for urinating - I know five of them.
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