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"Hunden sitter."

Translation:The dog sits.

October 19, 2015

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Verner769022

Good boy..

November 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duolingostar123

very useful

January 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/David7697

Can someone explain why "sitter" and "står" translate to "is" in addition to "sits" and "stands" and how it's different from "är"?

June 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tu.8zPhLD72zzoZN

They like to describe how things are in relation to other things. So, rather than just say the broom is in the corner. They could say it is standing in the corner or if it fell, that it is lying in the corner. Some things could be sitting on a shelf. It is a more descriptive way of saying something "is" somewhere. I know if big animals are involved that it is good to know if the animal is lying there or sitting or standing. I wonder if that is where this originally came from, but it is also easier to find things with that bit of description.

June 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/David7697

Thanks. It makes sense.

June 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mglm92

why not 'sit down'?

February 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/matthew583808

Lots many swedish words does this one have sitten along with sitt and sitter?

October 19, 2019
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