SwedishOrkaTo have the physical or mental energy to do something; to be bothered to do something.

Nothing to do with whales, but a useful little modal auxiliary verb that conveys something that takes several words to get across in English. Examples: -Do you really orkar move that piano all by yourself?! -If you don't go to bed soon you won't orka get up at 5am tomorrow! -Are you coming for a fika after school? -No, I don't orkar (because I was up all night and now I'm sleepy/I'm mentally drained after school/I just don't feel like it). Like in the last example, it's often used informally, meaning you can/can't be bothered to do something. In recent years increasingly used by itself as an exclamation of exasperation of indifference: -Before we try to assemble this IKEA shelf, we should read the instructions carefully. -Orka! (Yeah right, as if anybody could ever be bothered to do such a pointless thing!) -Shouldn't you be studying for that important test tomorrow? -Orka. (Meh.) https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/orka#Swedish http://blogs.transparent.com/swedish/10-swedish-words-you-wont-find-in-english/ http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=orka