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I aim to use this blog to keep up my English and maybe give others some insights in Swedish language. It's not a diary - well not quite...

Bråk

AbstrakterPosted by Gunvor 2011-02-26 19:47:52

Bråk is 'trouble', 'fight', 'row'. The verb is att bråka : 'to make a fuss', 'to quarrel' etc.

En bråkstake is 'a troublemaker'.

In mathematical terms bråk is 'fraction'. So "Räkna med bråk" is a pun, it means both 'do fractions' and 'count on trouble'.

In the dictionary I also found an English word that must be closely related: bråka lin is translated as 'brake flax'.