café vocab in swedish

originally by @malteseboy​​ - i’m sure someone has done this one in swedish already but i don’t care, vocab lists are fun. i added some words and rearranged it a little though.

  • att fika/fika(n) – both a noun and a verb. to sit down and eat and drink something nice and small; usually coffee and something sweet baked
  • en bit… – a piece of…
  • tårta cake (with like, whipped cream, served at birthdays and other special occacions. for example the swedish classics prinsesstårta and jordgubbstårta)
  • kaka(n) - general word for cake and baked goods, not bread though
  • småkaka - cookie, biscuit
  • mjuk kaka - cake; sponge
  • bulle(n) - bun, roll
  • kex(et) – biscuit, cracker, wafer
  • bakelse(n) pastry
  • paj(en) – pie
  • butik(en) – shop
  • k/café(t) – café
  • konditori(et) - like a bakery but only for sweet things. also more old school than a café
  • mat(en) – food
  • kaffe(t) – coffee
  • te(et) – tea
  • varm choklad - hot chocolate/cocoa
  • svart kaffe/te – black coffee/tea
  • grönt te – green tea
  • (kaffe) latte(n) – latte
  • mjölk(en) – milk
  • socker (def. sockret) – sugar
  • kamomill(en) – camomile
  • kanel(en) - cinnamon
  • kaffekopp(en) – coffee cup
  • en kopp kaffe – cup of coffee
  • en kopp te – cup of tea
  • iste(et) - iced tea
  • sked(en) – spoon
  • bord(et) – table
  • soffbord(et) – coffee table
  • assiett(en) – small plate
  • kopp(en) – cup
  • mugg(en) - mug
  • dryck(en), drycker (pl.) – drinks
  • utomhus eller inomhus?/ute eller inne? - outside or inside?
  • med mjölk – with milk
  • med is – with ice
  • med socker – with sugar
  • frisk (when talking about air, like a feeling, also means you’re not sick)/färsk (when talking about food, quality of smth, opposite of dried/frozen etc)/fräsch (when talking about the quality but like, the opposite of nasty– fresh
  • lätt, svag – light, weak
  • söt – sweet
  • varm– hot
  • kall – cold
  • god/gott (god when describing a certain food, gott when a meal is just tasty in general - vilken god kaka!/åh vad gott!)– good, tasty
  • stark – strong
  • att dricka kaffe/att ta en kaffe – to have a coffee
  • att äta – to eat
  • att gå och ta en kaffe – to go have a coffee
  • att beställa – to order
  • att sitta – to sit
  • att dricka – to drink
  • att köpa - to buy

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Swedish Tea Vocabulary

Originally posted by crazybuds

ett te (teer): tea

lösviktste / löste: loose-leaf tea

en tesort (~sorter): type of tea

Masala chai / chaite: chai tea

svart te: black tea

grönt te: green tea

örtte: herbal tea

kamomillte: chamomile tea

pepparmintte: peppermint tea

salviate: sage tea

rooiboste: redbush tea

fruktte: fruit tea

svartvinbärste: black currant tea

iste: ice tea

en kopp te: cup of tea

en tekopp (~koppar): teacup

en tekanna (~kannor): teapot

en tekokare (~kokare): teakettle

en tepåse (~påsar): tea bag

en tesil (~silar): tea strainer

en tekula (~kulor): tea ball

att brygga (bryggde, bryggt): to brew

att låta dra (lät, låtit): to steep

att röra om (rörde, rört): to stir

att hälla (hällde, hällt): to pour

att dricka (drack, druckit): to drink

att lukta (luktade, luktat): to smell

att njuta av (njöt, njutit): to enjoy

att ånga (ångade, ångat): to steam

stark: strong

svag: weak

varm: hot

kall: cold

söt: sweet

bitter: bitter

 Note: Te is an ett-word, but if you order tea in a café for example, you say en te, implying en kopp te. (Jag vill ha en te, tack!)

As always: please correct me if you see a mistake or want something added.

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Tea Time

So I looked in my cupboard, and there’s a jar of black tea labeled “regular tea." 

And I started thinking, what defines black tea as "regular?” Who says that that tea is “normal?” Maybe in other places, a different kind of tea would be considered to be the “regular” tea. What advantages does black tea hold because it is labeled as “regular?” What invisible priviledges are we giving black tea at the expense of other teas, such as green tea or chai tea or earl grey?

It would appear, my friends, that this is a case of normativi-tea.