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22:24 Mar 29, 2004
Swedish to English translations [Non-PRO] Art/Literary - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
Swedish term or phrase:fint va
In a personal letter dating from 1928, the exclamation "Fint va!" seems to indicate pleasure or approval.
Kristina Thorne France Local time: 11:32 Native speaker of: Swedish, Finnish PRO pts in category: 4
Graded automatically based on peer agreement.
8 days confidence:
jolly super / spiffing
Explanation: While the other answers are all perfectly good and accurate translations, most of them are too contemporary, and to my mind and ear not what somebody would actually say in 1928. (Meatball's suggestion is perhaps the closest).
My suggestions are more in keeping with the period, with a flavour of the author P G Wodehouse (see ref). But it is Br En only.