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"Min syster studerar i Tyskland."

Translation:My sister is studying in Germany.

February 14, 2016

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

EVERYONE has their own name for Germany.


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    According to Google Translate, 'tysk' roughly means 'squarehead', but is also synonymous with 'German', 'skandinav', and 'dumhuvud' ("dumb-head"/dunce) ;)

    It sounds like the Vikings weren't too fond of their southern rivals once upon a time! Hahaha


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

    Agree, in Latvian it is "Vācija" :)


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

    Tyskland and Deutschland come from the same word (þiudiskaz landą), so Swedes don't actually have their own name for Germany. :)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dave4918

    I wonder if it's related to 'tedesco' in Italian (from Old High German 'diutisc' and hence 'deutsch').

    I love etymology


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

    You are correct :)

    Tedesco comes from the Latin theodiscus, which comes from Proto-Germanic þiudiskaz, which is also where the German deutsch comes from.


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

    ...And that's where she met her German boyfriend. Makes sense now.

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