30 ways that Swedes are drunk

Yesterday was St Patrick’s Day, known for its partying and boozing. This inspired me to collect a list of Swedish words and expressions for being drunk. Not surprisingly, it seems that Swedes have as many words and expressions for being drunk as they do for snow. Might there be a connection here? Here we go:

1) Full – the usual, neutral word for drunk

2) Dragen – extremely drunk

3) Rund under foten – round under the feet – literally wobbly drunk

4) Bra i gasen – energetic drunk

5) Glad i hatten – happy in the hat – merry drunk

6) Packad – wasted

7) Radiostyrd – radio controlled

8) Aprak – drunk as a monkey

9) Dyngrak – very drunk

10) Tankad – tanked

11) Plakat – very drunk

12) Full som en kastrull – drunk as a saucepan

13) Berusad – tipsy

14) Onykter – tipsy

15) Pruttfull – ‘fart drunk’

16) Överförfriskad – had too much to drink

17) Bladig – tipsy

18) Snygg – drunk (also ‘good looking’)

19) På lyset – lit up

20) I dimman – in the mist

21) Dretfull – very drunk

22) På sniskan – tipsy

23) Kalasad – drunk and been partying

24) På kanelen – on the cinnamon

25) karatefylla – so drunk that you have no body control

26) pissepackad – pissed

27) påverkad – under the influence

28) slirig – tipsy

29) drucken – drunk

30) på pickelurven – between tipsy and drunk

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