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03:43 Feb 17, 2001
Swedish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary
Swedish term or phrase: tontigt
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nageeky
Mats Wiman
nacorny, sloppy, square, patheticAnita Lundmark
naawkward, clumsy, dope, jerkBarbro Duren


  

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2 hrs
awkward, clumsy, dope, jerk


Explanation:
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. :)


    A native Swede living in Canada for the past 20 years.
Barbro Duren
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3 hrs
corny, sloppy, square, pathetic


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

Anita Lundmark
Sweden
Local time: 19:42
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
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4 hrs
geeky


Explanation:
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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Mats Wiman
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Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 1826
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