Monday, December 09, 2013

Swedish word/phrase of the week

Hej då

Actual translation: goodbye
Literal translation : hello then

I love that Swedish doesn't change their greeting very much to have their farewell. It's almost like an afterthought. Hello then. Quite often this phrase is combined with something along the lines of "ha det så bra" (have it so good, or have a good one in Australian English). But not always. 

I've been working a lot on Swedish today. I have been to the bank and booked a table at a restaurant for tonight, both interactions happened in Swedish. Something tells me I'm finally feeling comfortable with the language. Only took me five years of living here. 

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