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SWEDISH WORD OF THE WEEK: WORD #60

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WORD #60:
DRAKKULA (common gender/en-word, pl: drakkulor)
1. dragon's lair

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti
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What "Dragon Ball" should have been called in Swedish.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KevinOptwo
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Drakenboll ?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti
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Nope, en boll is a ball for playing games, like 'a basket ball' en basketboll or 'a tennis ball' en tennisboll but en kula is a hard ball like 'a crystal ball' en kristallkula or 'a marble'. The balls in Dragon Ball are kulor, not bollar. Also, we don't include the definite article when creating compound nouns.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KevinOptwo
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Thank You for explaining :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel
devalanteriel
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Nice digging. This ought to be an incredibly rare word.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xaghtaersis
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I missread it as Dracula lol. Ehm het hol van de draag, drakengrot, ehm.........someone grab the dikke van Dale for a Dutch translation xD.

2 years ago

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I would probably say "drakennest" if I saw one, (difficult to really conveive) :-)

2 years ago

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btw draknästet is more common in Swedish than drakkulan.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel
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And also the name of the Swedish version of Dragon's Den. :)

2 years ago