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o- +‎ svensk


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osvensk (comparative mer osvensk, superlative mest osvensk)

  1. un-Swedish, not Swedish
  2. uninhibited, spontaneous, exotic (behavior uncommon among typical Swedes)
    "Jag har rätt och du har fel!" Ha ha, Hans Rosling är så härligt osvensk.
    "I am right and you are wrong!" Ha ha, Hans Rosling is so endearingly un-Swedish.

Usage notes[edit]

Often used appreciatively of behavior that is contrary to stereotypes of Swedes as being reserved or overly modest.


Inflection of osvensk
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular osvensk mer osvensk mest osvensk
Neuter singular osvenskt mer osvenskt mest osvenskt
Plural osvenska mer osvenska mest osvenska
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 osvenske mer osvenske mest osvenske
All osvenska mer osvenska mest osvenska
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.


osvensk c

  1. (archaic) a non-Swede, a person not from Sweden


Declension of osvensk 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative osvensk osvensken osvenskar osvenskarna
Genitive osvensks osvenskens osvenskars osvenskarnas