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Bra vs. Duktig?

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

March 3, 2017

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/annika_a

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

March 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Splushkin

Thank you for your very helpful reply.

March 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Splushkin

I think while both mean good duktig means good in a sense of being skilled, clever, capable.

March 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EuropeLover22

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

March 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Splushkin

Some of them I did just to get a basic understanding of the language. In the end it is a hobby.

March 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EuropeLover22

Nice!

March 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Adiatorix

I think, without knowing for sure, that "duktig" comes from "dygdig" which literally means "virtuous".

Fun fact

April 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

SAOB says both dygdig and duktig are related to [an older form of] duga 'be good enough'.

April 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Adiatorix

Dugdig?

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

Nope, not a word. :)

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Adiatorix

Det var ett förslag

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

duglig finns ju…

May 3, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/rgueth09

Does resemble "tüchtig" in German...

August 20, 2017
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