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Assorted 'useful' foreign phrases

These phrases come mainly from phrasebooks and language courses. Some of them are intended to illustrate particular grammatical points, others I just found amusing. Finding occasions to use them might be quite challenging, but you'll probably have fun trying. Maybe you could use them as ice breakers, chat-up lines, as part of a comedy routine, or for some surreal conversations.


Swedish

Mitt huvud trillar av och det är fullt av godis.
My head falls off and it is full of candy.

Vart tog vägen vägen? Vi åker på en åker!
Where did the road go? We are traveling on a field!

De jättelika kräftorna försöker ta över Jorden!
The giant crayfishes are attempting to conquer The Earth!

Idag har jag cyklat ned i skorstenarna.
I've cycled down the chimneys today.

Kommunalskolsflaggstångsknoppuppsättaringenjörslärare
Person who teaches engineers who work at communal schools to put the top piece on flagpoles

Min igelkott är inte dum eller söt.
My hedgehog is not stupid or cute.

Alla heter Glenn i Göteborg.
All the people of Gothenburg are called Glenn.

Varför har du femtiotvå blåa händer?
Why do you have 52 blue hands?

Har du våra tråkiga böcker i ditt / ert stora hus?
Do you have our boring books in your big house?

Jag är en talande älg
I am a talking moose

Hon vill bada i ett hav av sås
She wants to swim in a sea of sauce

Jag vill ha en egen måne
I want my own moon

Älgen sover i natt
The moose sleeps tonight

Hon ser ut som en älg
She looks like a moose

Jag har en gul osthyvel
I have a yellow cheese slicer

Hunden åt upp min läxor
The dog ate my homework

Ankorna äter inte tallrikarna
The ducks do not eat the plates

Älgarna sover inte på morgonen
Elk do not sleep in the morning

Sköldpadden har en gul hatt
The turtle has a yellow hat

Han går som älg
He walks like a moose

Den gamla ankan badade i pengar
The old duck was swimming in money

Sagan handlar om två igelkottar och en tvål
The story is about two hedgehogs and a bar of soap

Jag hör inte dig eftersom jag har kanellbular i ören
I don't hear you because I have cinnamon rolls in my ears.

Titta, en flygande ko
Look, a flying cow

Pojken tittade ned från sin flygande matta
The boy looked down from his flying carpet.

Det kom en uggla och sa att jag var en trollkarl
An owl came and said that I am a wizard.

Jag har en talande älg
I have a talking moose

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