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SWEDISH WORD OF THE WEEK: WORD #68

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WORD #68:
MÅNGATA (common gender/en- word, pl: mångator)
1. when the moon reflects over the water and looks like a road

2 years ago

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot
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Beautiful in both sound and meaning! I love words that have something to do with the moon, they always sound very pleasant. In my opinion, the moon is simply lovely.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ashton_M_02
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What a beautiful word! Swedish is a beautiful language, and one I am excited to focus on someday! :D

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DuncanHill0

That's rather lovely - the sort of construction one would find in the Sagas or in Old English poetry.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarcinM85
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It's indeed very beautiful. It reminded me of the Turkish word "yakamoz", which also means the reflection of moonlight in water.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/t.tuli
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Is there really no English word or phrase for it? In Finnish it's "kuun silta", bridge of the moon.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DuncanHill0

I really can't think of anything quite like it in English. After I read it I found a couple of lines of the poem "The Highwayman" by Alfred Noyes kept popping up in my head, and when I re-read it I found the line "The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor" - I think the closest we get to it. I would love to use "moon-road", "moon-way", or "moon-bridge", to describe the reflection of moonlight on water though.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenCarlsson
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Nice one! So what comes next? Midsommarstång? (Or maybe that's already included in the course, I don't remember.)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Super-Svensk
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That's an excellent suggestion! Definitely something with Midsommar!

2 years ago