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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Disclaimer: This thread has nothing to do with skiing, but this is the only place I can think of to find some cool swedes.

I've been seeing a Swedish girl, and she keeps calling me "Biffen"... If she introduces me to a friend, they usually say something like "Oh, so this is the Biffen!?" And she won't tell me what it means. I was wondering if one of you guys could explain to me what the hell a biffen is, good or bad. I realize I may be setting myself up for some kind of abuse here, but whatever- I just want to be informed. Thanks guys!
post #2 of 11
According to this site it means "The beef".
Coincidently this is also a common name used by the Portuguese to indicate the sunburnt alkways drinking Brits on the beach...
post #3 of 11
The direct translation of "biffen" is "the steak". It is normally used as slang to describe a muscular or big guy.
post #4 of 11
Many years ago I dated a Swedish girl. A friend told me to memorize a phrase in swedish telling me it meant "I want to make love to you." It was something like "hoona hoda froda."

I got in a romantic setting and said it to her. She said "what?" I repeated it. Still nothing. Said it slowly. Turns out it was total jibberish that just sounded Swedish. Of course she asked me what I thought it meant. Had to tell her.

Fortunately she didn't mind - and agreed with the sentiment too!
post #5 of 11
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and agreed with the sentiment too!
Lucky you...
post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz View Post
Many years ago I dated a Swedish girl. A friend told me to memorize a phrase in swedish telling me it meant "I want to make love to you." It was something like "hoona hoda froda."

I got in a romantic setting and said it to her. She said "what?" I repeated it. Still nothing. Said it slowly. Turns out it was total jibberish that just sounded Swedish. Of course she asked me what I thought it meant. Had to tell her.

Fortunately she didn't mind - and agreed with the sentiment too!
Doesn't that mean "My hovercraft is full of eels"?
post #7 of 11
I was lucky it didn't mean anything! Guy was really yanking my chain too!
post #8 of 11
okay, so i hollered at one of my Swedish friends and this is what she replied when i asked "What does Biffen mean?"

her response:


"I hope nobody called you Biffen? If they did, chances are they don't know you or they don't know Swedish. I am guessing you were watching a movie?

Biff is another word for hamburger, but only the meat part. Biffen means the biff. My guess is that the guy looks big and strong but it is probably more likely a nick name for someone a bit nerdy and/or overweight."
post #9 of 11
I often introduce my wife as my 刺し身, but she's not swedish.

(sashimi)
post #10 of 11
Well, at least it doesn't mean "hung like a field mouse."
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
Nice! Yeah I was hoping it wasn't "d-bag" or "pathetic loser" or something like that... I can live with being compared to a slab of meat.

SkiMango- BAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA! I love it! I'm suddenly reminded of a friend's coworker who's baseball team back in the day had a spanish name that literally translated into "Long live thundertoilet"...

Oh, and Dookey- just so you don't think I'm a big overweight nerd, I'm actually 25yo, 5'9" and 165lbs @ 8.3% body fat... Hey, does your friend have any terms I could use on 'er that would equate to "meat wallet"? I'd love to fight fire with fire...
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