Fika – a traditional Swedish coffee break

Fika – a traditional Swedish coffee break

What is “fika”? Fika is a very important concept in Swedish culture. Simply saying, it means “to have coffee”, often accompanied with cookies, pie or pastries. It is not just about taking another cup of coffee or tea. It is about slowing down, taking a true break, time to enjoy a moment, socialize with colleagues and friends. At work, usually the entire department or team takes the fika break at the same time and enjoy the break together.

Watch the video to learn essential words for fika – in a singular and plural forms. The Swedish word “flera” means “many” in English.

Source:, video by  SVENSKA FÖR ALLA

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