Swedish terms of endearment!
Replies: 13 - Last Post: Aug 28, 2008 10:06 AM Last Post By: roine
Jan 14, 2007 11:42 PM
Swedish terms of endearment!Hi everyone!
I'm a Canadian girl dating a lovely Swedish guy, and I was just wondering if you could englighten me on some sweet Swedish terms of endearment I might be able to surprise him with! :)
My Swedish is pitiful, so pronounciation tips would be helpful as well!
Thanks in advance for the help!
Jan 15, 2007 12:57 AM
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Jan 15, 2007 6:08 PM
Jan 15, 2007 11:03 PM
4HAHA,...that is hilarious, although I'm not sure I would use that phrase...
Maybe something more..ehum updated? No offence roine!
It really helps if I knew what you'd say in english, for ex. is 'I love you' too strong in this case?
I could always translate things you'd say in english, a little more natural to you I think.
'Jag älskar dig' is a classic though (= I love you).
The tricky part is to pronounce the 'ä', try combining a and e when you say it...The 'dig' is preferably pronounced 'dej', and that's the more modern way of spelling it too.
Jan 17, 2007 6:33 AM
5haha sweetnose? is this actually considered to be endearing?
while you're on the subject, can anyone tell me what kind of words you would say in swedish, just for how in english you would say "hi sweetie" or "cutie" or "darling' etc... just when you're saying an affectionate hello to someone without it necessarily being your partner, but someone you like. ThanKs!
Jan 20, 2007 6:59 PM
6sweet like a pig, yes of course it's hilarious, that's why I wrote it. Sounds much more fun then I love you, right?
Sweetnose, yes that's absolutely an endearing.
You could say: Hej sötis, that means Hi sweety, but it's not so funny, right?
About saying hi to a friend:
Between male friends it's not so easy, perhaps: Tjena mannen! (Hi, man)
Girls can be more opened. Hej gullet. Hej gumman.
If you translate darling (älskling), and say that to a swedish friend, it sounds a bit stupid or funny anyway
Yet again, I can't help you how to pronounce it.
Jan 27, 2007 12:11 PM
7älskling = darling/sweetie
sötnos - as above it is ineed a lovely term
snygging = handsome
Gumman is ok to call a woman & depending on where he's from gubben may be ok for a guy. Where I come from it's used a lot; "men lilla gubben" when he's hopless at something (meant in a sweet way) "gulligubben" (gullig - cute).
Feb 4, 2007 4:00 PM
Feb 12, 2007 5:25 AM
9Sweet like a pig .. hmm, never been called that. Either I´ve never been loved enough , or we move in different circles..
Aug 28, 2008 7:22 AM
10Can anyone help me? My mother was Swedish and used to call my father her 'gulbeit' - her gold piece, I think - only I don't know how to spell it in Swedish and would be grateful if anyone out there who does, would let me know. If I've got it wrong, and she said something else, I'd like to know that too. Thanks.
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