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'Ja, så måste det förstås vara.' - What does it mean?

This is the complete phrase:

'de här människorna höll tydligen på att samla in pengar till någonting ... ja, så måste det förstås vara.'

The same line in the English original reads 'yes, that would be it."

Is there a closer translation of the original? 'Yes, so must it as such be understood' ?

Also, why is it 'höll tydligen på att samla' instead of 'höll tydligen på med att samla' ?

Finally, what's the point of 'in' in this phrase? Wouldn't 'att samla pengar' be correct?

Thank you!

2 years ago

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Förstås (passive form of förstå) is often inserted as an adverb to mean "of course". It is similar in meaning to "ju" and "självklart".

So the sentence means "yes of course it must be that".

Hålla på med något

BUT

Hålla på att göra något (no "med")

Vad håller du på med? = What are you doing? What are you up to?

Jag håller på att skriva inlägg på Duolingo = I'm writing contributions on Duolingo.

2 years ago

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And the "in" in "samla in" intensifies the sense that they are "gathering in" money.

In English you can gather, gather in and gather together. In Swedish you can samla, samla in samla ihop.

2 years ago

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Man, that was great!

Truly appreciate the help :). Duolingo is making my life so much easier.

2 years ago

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Det var så lite så. Glad att kunna hjälpa till. Ha det bra!

2 years ago