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08:04 Feb 21, 2008
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
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Swedish term or phrase: Äppelkäck/klämkäck
These appear to be two slang terms used to describe someone's personality. Does anyone know what they mean?
Russell Mattinson
Local time: 21:05
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Summary of answers provided
4spritelyA. Grayshon
4Full of beans/bouncy
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4chipper
Gunilla Zedigh
4Jaunty/perky/lively
Jessica Andersson


  

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Jaunty/perky/lively


Explanation:
Someone who's klämkäck or äppelkäck is perky, lively, jaunty. I think any of the three would work.

Jessica Andersson
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chipper


Explanation:
Hej!
Nordstedts svenska slangordbok:
klämkäck -ansträgt trevlig och hurtfrisk

You're awfully chipper / perky today!
(Perky is also good -- but maybe emphasize the *ansträngt* in your sentence if you can.)

Gunilla Zedigh
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Full of beans/bouncy


Explanation:
Full of beans has the slightly strained connotation that these two words have.

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spritely


Explanation:
another synonym for you

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