This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more articles for Members here. In Swedish, the words for autumn (höst) and cough (hosta) are strikingly similar. Coincidence? Well, yes, but the fact remains that a lot of people start to get sick around this time of year, and for non-Swedish speakers calling a doctor can be daunting. Here are nine more useful words and phrases that can help you navigate sickness season. Förkyld | [suffering from a] Cold There are usually several viruses doing the rounds, but if you've got a mild illness that mainly affects your nose and throat, this is the appropriate term. A difference from English is that Swedes use the verb 'to be' rather than 'to have' when talking about a cold. If you want to get more specific, a few pieces of vocabulary that could help describe your symptoms are rethosta/torrhosta (a dry cough), slemhosta (a phlegm-filled cough), huvudvärk (headache), dålig aptit (a poor appetite). But make … [Read more...] about The Swedish words you need to learn as flu season begins
Share Tweet Plus One Pin It Email Print By: Ashok Kini September 28, 2018 10:15 am Change Font Size “According to us, earlier the President and later Parliament while using the term “Kulis” only intended it to be used as plural for the word “Kuli”. Any other interpretation would mean that nobody would be able to take benefit of belonging to “Kulis” tribe.” Normally, the letter ‘S’ when suffixed to a noun gives the plural of that noun. This letter ‘S’ gave rise to a litigation which reached till the Supreme Court which had to reiterate this basic vocabulary rule while holding that ‘Kulis’ is the plural for the word ‘Kuli’. In a great relief for Kuli community in Odisha, the Supreme Court has held that the tribe mentioned as “Kulis” in the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Orders (Amendment) Act, 1976 in Schedule II in Part XII includes persons belonging … [Read more...] about ‘Kulis’ Is The Plural For The Word ‘Kuli’: SC Upholds Scheduled Tribe Status Of Kuli Community In Odisha [Read Judgment]
Autumn is here. Photo: Moa Karlberg/imagebank.sweden.se With autumn making its way to Sweden, it's time to get a cozy jumper, a cup of hot cocoa and start mysa-ing. It's also time to freshen up your Swedish autumn vocabulary. Take our quiz and see how mch of it you still remember. … [Read more...] about Members’ quiz: Do you know these Swedish autumn words?
When learning Spanish, it's important to learn slang, as well as more formal vocabulary. Today, we bring you a word that has become really popular, and is similar to one of last week's word of the day articles, guay. So, what does chulo mean? Okay, let’s get straight to the point. Chulo means “pimp” as a noun BUT, you can also use it as an adjective, which means cute or cool. Examples of use: The pimp got arrested. What a cool photo! That skirt is so cute. Taking the meaning of chulo as pimp, there are a lot of other translations for chulo that are along those lines. It can be translated as player, cocky or show off. El hizo un comentario chulo. He made a cocky comment. Eres más chulo que un ocho. You're such a show off. Ese tío es un chulo. No confíes en él. That guy is a real … [Read more...] about Spanish Word of the Day: ‘Chulo ‘
You may not use this word every day but “duende” is quite an unusual but interesting word for advanced Spanish learners to know! Supposedly derived from "dueño de casa"- "owner of a house", it is rather difficult to nail down when it comes to its meaning. Where do we start? The word duende itself essentially is a magical creature or spirit: it can be either classified as an elf, leprechaun, or even a goblin. So if you're a big Tolkien fan, then it will definitely need to be on your vocabulary list. Yo no creo en los duendes ni en las hadas. I don't believe in elves and fairies. Things become a little more abstract when we talk about Duende as a term used traditionally in flamenco and other activities that evoke Spanish fiery passion, like bullfighting. It refers to the mystical and powerful heightened state of emotion and expression that the performer gives off that draws in the audience. ¡Qué duende tiene Lola Flores! Stemming from that, … [Read more...] about Spanish Word of the day: ‘Duende’