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Kira, September 2, 2019 in The World According to CaptJackG
When we try to learn English. It is not that bloody simple! Because we use compound words. Some examples of direct translation.
Flodhäst = hippopotamus (river horse)
Pepparkakor = ginger snaps (pepper cookies)
Fruktkött = pulp (fruit meat)
Björnbär = black berry (bear berry)
Jordnötter = peanuts (soil nuts)
Tandkött = gums (tooth meat)
Bröstvårta = nipple (breast wart)
Kofångare = bumper (cow catcher)
Blixtlås = zipper (lightning lock)
Tvättbjörn = raccoon (washing bear)
Färgglad = colorful (color happy)
Prästkrage Daisy (priest collar)
Återvinningstation = recycling station (re-winning station)
Dammsugare = vacuum cleaner (dust sucker)
Sugrör = straw (suck pipe)
Kylskåp = refrigerator (cool/cold cupboard)
Spårvagn = tram (track wagon)
Sjuksyster (or, sjuksköterska) = nurse (sick sister)
Sjukhus = hospital (sick house)
Tandläkare = dentist (tooth doctor)
Matbord = dinner table (food table)
Välgorenhetsorganisation = well doing organisation= (charity)
Over and out!
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