Swedish: 5:a

Discussion in 'Nordic Languages' started by Knut Patrik Albrekt, Sep 28, 2008.

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  1. What does "5:a" mean? Could it mean a 5-kronor bill?

    Example sentence:
    "En kille tappar en 5:a"
     
  2. Wilma_Sweden

    Wilma_Sweden Senior Member

    Lund, Sweden
    Swedish (Scania)
    Yes, your assumption is correct. The normal way of writing it, though, is femma, in letters only.

    Nowadays we don't have a five-kronor bill, it's been replaced by a coin. I still refer to the coin as femma, although it would be more correct to call the coin femkrona. However, people are lazy: why use three syllables when two are enough? ;)

    /Wilma
     

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