In this week’s episode of 10 Swedish Words, I follow a suggestion from a viewer and do a video about kids stuff. The upgraded intro is made by musicviceboy.
The first word is barndom which means childhood. The article would be en as in Jag hade en fin barndom, I had a nice childhood.
The next word is en leksak which means a toy, or literally a play thing. The plural form is leksaker.
The third word is en docka which means a doll. The plural form is dockor.
Then we have the word for stuffed animal which is ett mjukisdjur. The word is a mix of mjuk meaning soft and djur meaning animal. The added is in the middle is baby lingo and the word does not change in plural.
Leka is simply the verb to play. Jag leker, I play or vi leker, we play etc.
Hoppa hopprep means to jump jump rope. Ex. Jag hoppar hopprep, I jump rope.
En gunga is a swing, and I managed to put them in the wrong order in the video. If you want to make it into a verb, you could say ni gungade, you went on the swing. The plural for gunga is gungor.
To build a fort, or a treehouse would be bygga en koja. It can be using blankets in the living room, or a wooden house in a tree.
Kurragömma is Swedish for hide and seek. The word is old and comes from the word kura, to huddle up, and gömma which means to hide if it’s a verb or a hiding place if it’s a noun.
The final word is the Swedish word(s) for the game tag. Depending on where you are in Sweden it has a different name. In the very south they say Pjätt and in Stockholm they say kull.
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