Andungar – duckling
Björn – This may be familiar to some, its a Bear
Cykel – bicycle, these are everywhere in Stockholm
Domare – judge (not “the mayor”)
Efterrätter – dessert
Fabrik – not fabric, although it is made there – its a Factory.
Glass – ice cream
Husvagen – caravan or “house wagon”
Iglekott – hedgehog, this sounds super cute.
Jordgubbe – strawberry
Kyckling – chicken
Lyftkran – crane
Mormor – Granmother
Nyckelpiga – ladybird, another cute word!
Ost – cheese
Pariserhjul – Ferris wheel
Q – Here’s where we run into trouble! Bizarrely, despite Q being in the Swedish alphabet and used in many words, there ARE NO WORDS beginning with Q! At least not any that I can find…
Räv – fox
Skolpada – turtle! Duolingo teaches you this early, it must be a critical word for everyday Swedish!
Tvätta – To wash
Ursäkta – excuse me/sorry
Visselpipa – a whistle
Webbkurs. An online course. We were told by a midwife that if we didn’t know a Swedish word we should just speak “Swenglish” – sometimes you will be right, as new words are often created this way!
X – same again, no words begining with X, but as you will see from the next word, it is most definitely in the Swedish alphabet.
Yxa – axe. Looks like a good endgame scrabble word!
Zebra, is this lazy?…
Ärtor – Peas
Årstider – Sounds rude, but is in fact “Seasons” – Vår, Sommar, Höst och Vinter.
É – Again no words to be found starting with É. Apparently it’s being phased out. Our street still has it – Erik Dahlbergsallén. You can read about the man for whom the street is named here . He is famous for his role in the risky, but ultimately successful march of the Swedish army across the frozen sea to Denmark, a move that won the war.
Ögonsjukhus – where my husband works – literally “eye sick hospital”