03:43 Feb 17, 2001
Swedish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Swedish term or phrase: tontigt

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Mats Wiman
nacorny, sloppy, square, pathetic
Anita Lundmark
naawkward, clumsy, dope, jerk
Barbro Duren



2 hrs
awkward, clumsy, dope, jerk

I assume you mean töntigt.

Depending on the intensity in what you'd like to say the word can translate in many ways. Something can be stupid, dump, A person can be a jerk or a dope. My daughter could well label something retarded. Take your pick. :)

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3 hrs
corny, sloppy, square, pathetic

The word is spelled "töntigt" and it is a derogatory adjective or adverb.

Anita Lundmark
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4 hrs

geeky is used in subtitle texts for 'töntig'.
'Töntig' is someone who does not know how to behave because s/he has a misconception of the world around him/her in a particular situation and thus often makes an an awkward, ridiculous impression

my objections to the preveiuous suggestions are:
awkward = tafatt valhänt (the best one)
clumsy= " , klumpig
dope is a NOUN = dummer, fåntratt
jerk is a NOUN = skitstövel, odåga, tölp
corny = knasig, crazy, tokig
sloppy = slarvig, slaskig, pjollrig
square = insnöad, mossig

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