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What do you think of Swedish people?

 
 
Reply Wed 16 Mar, 2016 08:44 pm
I think they are the best and are very kind and polite, I love them. Would love to know someone from Sweden here
 
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 16 Mar, 2016 08:53 pm
@alexpari1,
Hi again, saab is our key swedish poster, very smart woman.
She is opinionated, knows a lot.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2016 09:12 am
@alexpari1,
I think they're kind of gummy. They can get stuck between ones teeth.
http://i68.tinypic.com/1zguxqc.jpg
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2016 10:00 am
@ossobuco,
Saab is a lady ? Oh dear good Lord...I always addressed her thinking she was a he not a she...my inner cave man is feeling guilty twice...one for regretting the harsh tone with a smart lady and another for being discriminative while doing so (like it was OK between men but not with women)...a squared donkey is how I feel now... Very Happy
saab
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2016 10:09 am
@ossobuco,
Had to look up opinionated - in English it is not bad
In Swedish it is in between bad and good
In German it means stubborn, headstrong
I know what it means, but I did not know in what category you put me.
saab
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2016 10:11 am
@tsarstepan,
I do not think a 17 year old Italian can understand the eventuel fun about gummy Swedes. I did not.
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saab
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2016 10:15 am
@Fil Albuquerque,
I believe in equality and do not mind to be treated as a man by a man when it comes to exchanging opinions. I am used to it.
But in other situations I want to be treated as woman by men.
The square donkey gets a carrot, a scratch behind the ear and is forgiven.
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saab
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2016 10:21 am
@alexpari1,
Hej Alexpari.
So you have started to learn Swedish because you like the Swedes.
Så du har börjat att lära svenska för att du gillar svenskar.
That is very nice to hear.
Det var roligt att höra.
Where do you learn Swedish?
Var lär du svenska?
On your own or in a course?
Lär du dig själv eller går du på en kurs?
So now the others can learn Swedish too.
Så nu kan de andra också lära svenska.

Hej så länge
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2016 12:42 pm
@saab,
Oh, I didn't mean it badly. I like reading your opinions and usually either learn from them or already agree; rarely if ever disagree.
saab
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2016 01:19 pm
@ossobuco,
The fine differences in languages makes translation so difficult.
I took it positivly from you
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saab
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2016 01:39 pm
@tsarstepan,
gummy fish is one kind 0f candy. Candy in Swedish is godis.
One can buy loose candy = lösgodis. It is sold in the supermarkets and special stores. You take a spoon, fill a paperbag with what you like. It looks like this
http://www.ertgodis.se/image/06C4362B6EEC0DC61701F207E104FF94/3.jpg
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Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2016 02:03 pm
@saab,
Quote:
Had to look up opinionated - in English it is not bad

It is bad. To call someone opinionated is to say they are characterized by conceited assertiveness and dogmatism. Synonyms include: dogmatic, of fixed views, of preconceived ideas, pontifical, doctrinaire, dictatorial, domineering, assertive, cocksure, pompous, self-important, adamant, arrogant, inflexible, uncompromising, prejudiced, biased, bigoted.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2016 02:09 pm
@Tes yeux noirs,
Proving saab's point...

I'd use all those other words to describe a person who is characterized by conceited assertiveness.

I think it is a fine thing that people form opinions: it shows they have a working mind and know now to express their thoughts. Preferably calmly, of course. But, hey, I'm not from England, or Scotland for that matter.
saab
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2016 02:10 pm
@Tes yeux noirs,
That fits the German translation. The Swedish was not so clear - kind of not a direct translation. Your explanation is how we use it here in this household, but I did not think Ossobuco would have said something like that up my face.
And she did not mean it negatively
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Tes yeux noirs
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2016 02:13 pm
@ossobuco,
Quote:
I think it is a fine thine that people form opinions

Opinionated does not mean merely 'holding opinions'.
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Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2016 02:16 pm
@alexpari1,
I don't consider opinionated bad means you know how you feel about something and let people know...no wishy washy. It can be bad if you are rude about your opinions and unwilling to be considerate of others opinions - I think that is why some people consider it bad.

Swedish - good meatballs.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2016 02:20 pm
@Linkat,
See, Linkat has an american take on it too.

Meantime, if I ever get to europe again, unlikely, but maybe in a year or two, I'd enjoy having lunch with saab.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2016 02:26 pm
All this reminds me that I've long liked the italian word for the english word foreigner: straniero or straniera.
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saab
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2016 02:27 pm
@ossobuco,
If you come from so far away I invite you for more than lunch in the summerhouse. You can stay in the guesthouse with ocean view, whereever you are - except where you want absolutely privacy - is an oceanview.
No TV no internet, a radio and several books. Including travelbooks to Italy
saab
 
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Reply Fri 18 Mar, 2016 02:29 pm
@Linkat,
Mammas köttbullar med gräddsås och lingon Oh I get hungry
Mother´s meatballs with creamesauce and cranberries
 

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