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09:32 Feb 2, 2001
Swedish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Swedish term or phrase: tomick fahn
It sounds like "tomick fahn" -- I think this is actually a curse/swear/blasphemy. A character on the TV show "Roswell," who had been in Sweden, said this when the lights went out -- if I can get a translation, I'll be King Geek on the Roswell Boards! Stupid, yes, but Thanks! S.MAKO makosphere@cs.com
S.Mako
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Summary of answers provided
nathe Devil take me!
Steven Murray
naI'll be damned!Glenn Viklund


  

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21 mins
I'll be damned!


Explanation:
I think that what your looking for is "Ta mej fan!" which as you say is swearing, but not that bad, I'd say.

"I'll be damned" or "I'll be
darned" are both applicable.


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Glenn Viklund
Albania
Local time: 02:47
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 450
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20 days
the Devil take me!


Explanation:
Literal translation of "ta mej fan" -- Europeans in general use the Devil as part of their swearing, which doesn't mean much to Americans usually and sounds either British or old-fashioned to us. It's a mild oath, not meant literally! More like "dang it."


    American translator of Swedish fiction who has to deal with the Devil often
Steven Murray
PRO pts in pair: 32
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