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Bra vs. Duktig?

Can someone please explain the difference in these two words and when to use them? tack

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a
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They are not the same -- bra has a much wider meaning than duktig.

Splushkin is right in translating duktig as skilled, clever, capable, but it should also be noted that being duktig usually entails doing something, and doing it on purpose. So whereas bra is just generally anything good, an inanimate thing can't really be duktig (nor do something duktigt).

You would often use the word duktig when telling a well behaving child doing their best at something "Det var duktigt" or, as in this classic Swedish children's book by Elsa Beskow, "Duktiga Annika". :-p

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Splushkin
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Thank you for your very helpful reply.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Splushkin
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I think while both mean good duktig means good in a sense of being skilled, clever, capable.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EuropeLover22

Wow you know a lot of languages! how do you keep up with them all?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Splushkin
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Some of them I did just to get a basic understanding of the language. In the end it is a hobby.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EuropeLover22

Nice!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Adiatorix
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I think, without knowing for sure, that "duktig" comes from "dygdig" which literally means "virtuous".

Fun fact

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti
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SAOB says both dygdig and duktig are related to [an older form of] duga 'be good enough'.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Adiatorix
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Dugdig?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel
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Nope, not a word. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Adiatorix
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Det var ett förslag

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti
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duglig finns ju…

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rgueth09
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Does resemble "tüchtig" in German...

1 year ago