gräddfil

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɡrɛdːˌfiːl/

Etymology 1[edit]

gräddfil 1 (left)

Attested since 1952 according to Nationalencyklopedins ordbok. From grädde ‎(cream) + fil ‎(soured milk).

Noun[edit]

gräddfil c

  1. Sour cream.
    Glöm inte att köpa gräddfil till sillen.
    "Don't forget to buy sour cream for the herring."
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Etymology 2[edit]

gräddfil 2 (left)

Attested since 1983 according to Nationalencyklopedins ordbok. From grädda ‎(cream (of society)) + fil ‎(lane). Formed by influence of etymology 1.

Noun[edit]

gräddfil c

  1. (colloquial, ironic) A traffic lane for certain types of vehicles, such as car pooling automobiles, buses and taxi cabs; car pool lane.
    Har man råd att åka taxi får man alltid åka i den förbannade gräddfilen.
    "If you can afford a taxi you can always go in the damned car pool lane."
  2. (colloquial, ironic) A collective term for the various methods through which privileged individuals can attain benefits such as housing, schooling, employment, etc.
    Hans föräldrar är höga partipolitiker, så han har fått åka i gräddfilen hela sitt liv.
    "Since his parents are high-ranking party politicians, he's been privileged all his life."
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Inflection of gräddfil 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative gräddfil gräddfilen gräddfiler gräddfilerna
Genitive gräddfils gräddfilens gräddfilers gräddfilernas
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