I didn’t even know that!… And I thought I can speak Swedish! 😶 It’s fascinating for me, especially that I’ve always been so fascinated with ice!
Currently in the depths of winter, the Swedish landscape is covered in snow and ice.
I previously published a blog about 50 Swedish words for snow. So I became curious about how many words are there to describe ice.
I was surprised to find an enormous number of words. I guess it’s not so surprising for a Nordic country with so many lakes, rivers and waterways that there are many words to describe the different stages and shapes of frozen water.
Here are 15 of the words I found: 15 words for ice.
- Is – the standard word for ice
- Blankis – ice that shines like a mirror
- Nyis – ice that’s only a couple of centimeters thick and transparent
- Fast is – thick ice, often not transparent
- Issörja – when the air is cold but the water is moving, a kind of ice slop forms
- Tallrikis – plates of…
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