Swedish glossary

FIKA = (feeh:kah) translated to "enjoying a coffee break", often accompanied by something sweet or savory. A daily ritual and an important part of the Swedish culture

FIKA = COFFEE BREAK

You need at least 3 daily

PÅTÅR = REFILL

How all Swedes drink coffee.
The first cup is merely warming up.

STOR = BIG

When you're having a rough day

LITEN = SMALL

When you only need a little boost

GÅR DU HIT OFTA? =
COME HERE OFTEN?

To break the ice when there's a
cutie in line with you.

VI SES IMORGON! =
SEE YOU TOMORROW!

To ensure your barista they'll see
you back soon.

HA EN BRA DAG =
HAVE A GREAT DAY

A pleasant way to say goodbye after
receiving your order

VILKET VÄDER! =
CAN YOU BELIEVE THIS WEATHER!?

Your go-to when you have nothing else to
say but need to make small talk

DU AR VACKER =
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL

Flattery gets you a long way

VILL DU FIKA MED MIG? =
WANT TO GRAB A COFFEE WITH ME?

A smooth way of asking someone out on a
casual coffee date

TACK SÅ MYCKET = THANK YOU

Cause your mama taught you to be polite

Embrace your inner Viking and learn the lingo