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Hi! It's Evelyn, and I have to ask a question. My grandpa is Swedish, and Swedish was his native language. However, having grown up in Canada, English became more prominent, and soon he knew very little Swedish. He taught my dad a phrase/word, which sounds like:

Tack-ih-da-ha

It's all my dad knows in Swedish, so if someone could give me any ideas on what this may mean, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

1 year ago

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Hi... I think it's probably "tack ska du ha" (if you say it rather fast and have forgotten a little how to pronounce it :) ) Literally, it would be translated as "thanks you shall have" and, of course, is used when thanking someone.

1 year ago

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Could of course also be 'tack ska ni ha', same meaning except that it's directed at several people rather than one person (the du/ni difference is a little more complicated, but this is generally how they're used).

We might have been off the mark though, so if you know anything about what it meant or how it was used then that could help.

1 year ago

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I agree, can't think if anything else it might be. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EvelynOlson0

Thanks so much! My dad is 56... his memory isn't perfect. :)

1 year ago

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Hello Evelyn, It sounds like a mix between "Tack för idag" and "Tack skall du ha". You should introduce him to the swedish course here on duolingo. It's a nice way to improve the memory :). Takida is, by the way, a swedish rock band !!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmQZT12pzXc&list=PL3DJjcJta2_Wa-y_O98VYc7UtflB6CRny

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EvelynOlson0

Thanks so much duol-inger! I indeed have introduced dad to Duolingo, but he got quite a bit frazzled... (on the first exercise, clicking on which picture is a girl, he thought "girl" was girl in Swedish. He also found the letters very small :D so he quit not even half-way through his lesson)

1 year ago

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Ja, ja du försökte i alla fall. Föräldrar förstår inte alltid sitt eget bästa ;))

1 year ago

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It could be "tack för idag då" which means "thanks for today" but it is probably "tack ska du/ni ha" in this case.

1 year ago
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