Swedish word of the day: mardröm

Mardröm means ‘nightmare’, and as in English, it can be used both to describe a bad dream, and figuratively, to describe a highly negative experience.

Dröm means ‘dream’, and Swedish also has the verb drömma (to dream). This is a word that’s existed in the Swedish language for centuries and, before that, in Old Norse as draumr. It’s related to its equivalents in English (dream), German (der Traum) and many other languages, even if it…
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