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advent

Advent

annandag jul

Boxing Day

bak 

batch (en sats bakat bröd) 

baka, bakning

bake, baking

bak, bakre, bakdel

rear
(buttocks, behind= om en  människa)

bakdel på djur

hind, rump

band, tygband för prydnad eller hår

ribbon

band, tunnband

hoop, circular band of wood or metal for binding staves or barrels, the work made by a cooper

barr, granbarr

needle, -s

breda på, breda ut, utbredd

spread

buljong

broth, clear soup, stock, gravy

choklad

chocolate  (varm ~= hot ~ )

chokladask

chocolate box

chokladkaka

chocolate bar

chokladsås

chocolate sauce

eld

fire

eldgaffel

poker

elektrisk ljusstake

electric candlestick

familjehögtid

family reunion / celebration

familjemiddag

family dinner

Ferdinand

Ferdinand (the bull sniffing the flowers in the cartoon)

festmåltid

banquet

fikon

fig

finklädd

dressed up

fläsk

pork

fläskkotlett

pork chop

folie

foil

frost

frost

fruktkompott

stewed fruit

Frälsaren

Our Saviour

fröjdas

rejoice

födelse

birth

födsel

birth, delivery

förfäder

ancestors

föräta sig

overeat one self

garnering

garnish/ decoration/ topping

gelé

jelly /See jam and preserves

givmild

generous

glad

happy, glad

glanspapper

glazed paper

glasyr

glaze

glitter

glitter / lustre

glufsa i sig

scoff

glädje

joy (happiness)

glögg

mulled wine

godhet

kindness

godis, godsaker, snask

sweets (Br) /candy (AE)

God Jul!
(en hälsning)

Merry Christmas
(a greeting)

                wish sb a ~

gran, granträd

fir, fir-tree, spruce

granbarr, barr

~-needle, -s, needle, -s

gratäng

gratin

gran

fir, spruce /Christmas tree /compare 'pine' = tall

gravlax

raw spiced salmon

gris

pig / pork

grisfötter

pigs' trotters

gräddkola

toffee

gröt

porridge / oatmeal = havregröt

gåva

gift/ present

högtid

festival/ feast / holiday

habegär

acquisitiveness

halmstrå

straw / NB. straw = sugrör

halsduk

muffler / NB. also muffler = ljuddämpare

hantverk

handicraft

hasselnöt

hazelnut

hederlig

honest

hemlagad

home-made food / home-cooked

hjortron

cloudberry

hälsningar

greetings

idegran

yew (tree), a kind of fir, a fir-tree

ingefära

ginger

inköp, köp

purchase

inlagd

pickled

ischoklad

ice chocolate

jakt

hunting, hunt (also: a chase)

Janssons frestelse

"Jansson´s temptation" / a gratin type dish of herring, onion & sliced potato

jul

Christmas, Xmas, Yule, Yuletide

julafton

Christmas Eve

julbock

Christmas goat

julbord

Christmas dinnertable/ Xmas buffet

julbön

Christmas-Eve service at church

juldagen

Christmas Day

julgran

Christmastree / Christmas tree

julgransbelysning

Christmas tree lights/ illumination

julgransfot

Christmas-tree stand

julgransglitter

tinsel

julgransplundring

children's party

julhälsning

Christmas greeting

julhandla

Christmas shopping

julhare

Christmas hare/Christmas jackrabbit

julkaktus

Christmas cactus

julklapp

Christmas gift

julklappspapper

Christmas wrapping paper

julkorv

Christmas sausage

julkärve

Christmas corn sheaf, -ves

julljus

candle

julmarknad

Christmas fair

julmust

This looks similar to Root beer, but sure isn't..!  Christmas shandy...a kind of a soda common in Sweden

julord

Christmas words

julotta

Sw. old-fashioned early church service on Christmas Day

julpynt

Christmas decorations

julsed

Christmas custom

julskinka

Christmas ham

julskyltning

Christmas window display

julstjärna

illuminate star

julsång

Christmas carol

jultomte

Santa Claus

julöl

Christmas brew

järnek

holly (holly and mistletoe are evergreens)

kalkon

turkey / NB. Turkey (=the country)

Kalle Anka

Donald Duck

kanel

cinnamon

kappa, ytterrock, rock

coat

knäck

taffy /toffee /toffy /colloq. flattery

korv

sausage, wiener, frank, hot dog, baloney, links(=prinskorv)

krubba

crib

källvatten

spring water (unprocessed, but may be carbonated)

köttbullar

meatballs

lax

salmon  (smoked= rökt)

limpa, brödlimpa

loaf of bread, bread loaf

ljus= dagsljus, elljus

light, daylight

ljus= stearinljus

candle

ljusstake

candlestick / Candlestick Park, S.F., CA (once the major sports stadium)

lussekatt

"Lucia cat" / saffron bun (looks like the figure 8) to go with a cup of coffee

lutfisk

stockfish / luthefish

långfilm

longfilm; feature movie

långkalsonger

longpants / long-johns

mandel

almond

marsipan

marzipan

midvinter

midwinter

mistel

mistletoe

murgröna

ivy (you often decorate with ivy, holly & mistletoe in the Anglo-Saxon countries)

Musse Pigg

Mickey Mouse

nudlar

noodles

nötknäppare

nut cracker

nötter

nuts / Don't go nuts or bananas or you'll lose your mind...

omslagspapper

wrapping paper (you wrap something up)

paket

parcel / package= smaller parcel

papperskniv

paperknife

pepparkakor

gingerbread biscuits/cookies

pilsner

Pilsner beer, lager, medium strong beer

potatisgratäng

au gratin, gratin

presenter

presents/gifts

prinskorv

links, small sausage / compare wieners...

rakapparat

shaver 
-You shave your beard off with this thing!

rakhyvel

safety razor, razor   
-You shave your beard off with this thing!

recept

recipe, for cooking (also=prescription, specification for medicine to be used) 
 NB. receipt= kvitto

redlös

disabled 
wiped out, stone drunk?

reklamera

complain about 
make a complaint about goods or an item

ren
(subst/noun)
 

reindeer (the animal= djuret)
deer= hjort, hjortdjur men dock icke rådjur! rein= töm
, seldon (som man kör häst/djur  med)

ren (adj)

clean, "spick & span"= neat & clean

renar

reindeer (OBS! utan "s")

revbensspjäll

ribs / spare ribs, beef ribs

rimfrost

white frost,

rim, rimma

rhyme

risgrynsgröt

rice pudding

rotmos

mashed turnips / turnip & potato mash

russin

raisin

rödkål

red cabbage

rökt

smoked

rökt lax

smoked salmon

saffran

saffron

sallad  (grönsallad)

lettuce

senap

mustard

sill

herring; pickled herring = inlagd sill

skorsten

chimney

sky, köttsås

gravy

skägg

beard

slå in (om paket)

wrap up

släde

sleigh

släktingar

relatives / relation

smällkaramell

cracker

småkrafs

odds and ends

småviltsjakt

small-game hunting

smör

butter  (breda på smör e.d.= spread)

smördeg

puff pastry

smör i solsken, gå åt som~

sell like hot cakes

snaps

shot / "snaps" / dram / schnaps

snask, "godis", sötsaker

candy (AE), sweets (Br)

snö

snow

snöflinga

snowflake

snöre

string

soffa

sofa / couch / TV couch / NB. couch potato = TV-idiot

strumpa

stocking / sock / sock is shorter

studera

study

stök

preparation, -s

sås

sauce (vanilla, mint etc), gravy= köttsås

sötsaker

sweets  (även 'candy' om godsaker, snask)

tjugondagknut

Hilarymas Day

tomte

brownie / puck / Santa / Santa Claus / Father Christmas

tomtebloss

sparkler

tomtemask

Father Christmas mask / Santa Claus facemask

tomtenisse

Christmas brownie, Christmas gnome

torka/torka upp

dry  (torka bort/undan= wipe)

TV, television 

TV, television /telly/tube

tända eld

light (light a candle, light a match etc)

tända eld på huset

set the house on fire

tända en lampa (elektrisk)

turn on the light

tändsticka, tändsticksask

match, matchbox

töm (seldon), tygel  

rein  [jfr 'rain'= regn]  -See reindeer

vante

mitten

vitmossa / renlav

reindeer moss

vörtbröd

malt loaf, malt bread

whisky

whisky, whiskey, Bourbon (Canadian)

öl, pilsner

beer; lager; ale; stout; brew

önska, -n

wish       (Jämför svenska 'önska' & 'begära' med engelskans 'request', 'desire'  &  'demand')

önska sig..,
att önska sig

to wish for...
(... a dream come true)

 
 

- Christmas Day, December 25th
will fall on a Thursday this year.

 

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