Swedish is one of the easiest language for English speakers to learn. But to make sure you really blend in with the locals on your next trip to Scandinavia, you’ll need to go beyond the basics and use some of the popular Swedish expressions. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the 18 funniest Swedish expressions for you to study. All may not be appropriate in a polite conversation, but they’re sure to make you look like you belong.

1. A Swede doesn’t tell someone to “take a hike”… he tells someone to “throw themselves in the wall.” (Släng dig i väggen)

2. A Swede doesn’t “beat around the bush”… he “walks like the cat around hot porridge.” (Gå som katten kring het gröt)

3. A Swede doesn’t tell you to “chill”… he asks you to “bring your spikes down.” (Tagga ned)

4. A Swede doesn’t say “no worries” if everything is alright… he tells you there is “no cow on the ice.” (Ingen ko på isen)

5. Alternatively he tells you there is “no danger on the roof.” (Ingen fara på taket)

6. A Swede is not “wasted”… he is “round under his feet.” (Rund under fötterna)

7. Alternatively he is “on the cinnamon.” (På kanelen)

8. A Swede doesn’t “fight until the last drop of blood”… he fights “all the way into the tile.” (Ända in i kaklet)

9. A Swede doesn’t say “You’re one sandwich short of a picnic” when he thinks you’re slightly crazy… he says you “don’t have all the hens at home.” (Alla höns hemma)

10. Or that you “don’t have all your horses in the stable.” (Inte alla hästar i stallet)

11. A Swede doesn’t “seek revenge”… he “gives back for old cheese.” (Ge tillbaka för gammal ost)

12. A Swede doesn’t “take a look” at something… he “throw an eye” on something. (Slå ett öga på)

13. A Swede is not “raging mad”… he is “forest crazy.” (Skogstokig)

14. A Swede doesn’t “act suspicious”… instead he “doesn’t have clean flour in his bag.” (Inte ha rent mjöl i påsen)

15. A Swede is not “ahead of the game”… he “lies in the front edge.” (Ligger i framkant)

16. A Swede is not “dressed to the nines”… he is “dressed up to his teeth.” (Klädd up till tänderna)

17. A Swede is not “hungover”… his “hair hurts.” (Ont i håret)

18. A Swede does not say that you’re “stuck in an awkward situation”… he says that you “sit with your beard in the mailbox.” (sitta med skägget i brevlådan)