Swedish word of the day: puss

Puss means ‘kiss’ in Swedish.

But it’s a specific type of kiss: usually brief and with a closed mouth, equivalent to English ‘peck’. It doesn’t have to be romantic or sexual, and you’ll hear people say it to their friends and family members as much as, if not more than, to their partners.

If you want to talk about a more romantic or passionate kiss, that’s kyssa. But be warned: kyssa may be linguistically related to the English…
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