Having a "partner" means you have a stable companion, like you are seriously dating, but will never go to the fiancee and marriage stage?"Sambo" stems from "sam-boeende" and is used to denote someone with whom one lives. As such, it can also be used when referring to people that are not in a relationship but still live together.
That said, the standard usage of "sambo" is indeed that with the meaning of 'partner'.
Coincidentally, it's possible to be "partners" without being "sambos".
Ok so some serious dating leads to marriage, some serious dating leads to partner or sambo. All people are serious in those. Partners can also live together without registering, but they can't be called sambo right? Sambo has to be both?I would say that "partner" denotes a companion at any stage beyond 'dating'.
Wiktionary (or rather, Språkrådet) also recommends the pronunciation [sam.bo], which I doubt neither you nor anyone else uses.Wiktionary says sambo - sambor.
Indeed, that's your opinion. However, it could be said that it's advantageous to learn the most common form rather than the one of your preference. Try Googling "de är sambos" vs "de är sambor"."Sambos" is nothing more than a sloppy plural. That's my opinion.
How strange doesn't stadsbos sound?"sambor (eng. s-plural är helt fel, det är en sammansättning med -bo, jämför stadsbo, stadsbor)"