"Dette er en nederen oplevelse."

Translation:This is a sucky experience.

November 9, 2014

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"Sucky" is a very limited word (geographically, temporally, rudeness-wise). Most English speakers would simply use "lousy" in this context, although you lose some of the slanginess.


If I should vote for one word catching the meaning of nederen in English it would definitely be the word lousy. It is kind of a shortening of nedtur eller nedtrykt and means something is disappointing or discomforting or that you feel down.

sucky??? Meh...


If it needs to be slang, i guess crappy might be the best word.


It would be sucky in US English (at least my generation). Then again, in current teen speak, it would be a different word. I can't think of what it is at the moment though.


I'm in my 60s and I would say a sucky experience.


I'm in my 60s and I would not. I would also not want a Danish person to use that word to try to sound cool. I'm no prude, but sucky is a borderline rude word, and not worth teaching.


This reminds me of this comic: http://satwcomic.com/obama-is-in-town

Warning: bad language.


That exactly what I thought of.


xD I love SaTW


"Sucky" is really colloquial and adolescent. Not sure what the nuances of the Danish "nederen" are, but "awful" could be a useful translation. (Even "lousy" is too informal.)


I tried ‘lame’ instead of ‘sucky’ because we’re not in the ‘90s. It was rejected. 2015-03-07


Nederen covers more emotional ground than lame does - from my understanding of lame, which is really not.. a word close to me. It was heavily in use among teenage boys when I was a teenager. Nederen can be disparaging, but for some reason really calls to my mind almost-crying teenagers breaking up with each other. So! Can convey hurt if your emotional vocabulary is supremely stunted! Can lame? (I mean, can sucky? But I think it can? In an equally stunted way)


We’d just say ‘this experience sucks’.


I've never heard "bummer" used strictly as an adjective. I wrote "This was a bummer of an experience" and it was marked wrong, but this is how I would say it.


it's always hard to keep up with the latest slang and usage, especially the wide geographical scope in English, so think you need to be liberal in accepting translations here... suck, lousy, lame, etc... all seem fine to me. but "sucky" with the Y strikes me as a very juvenile/dated expression fwiw.


Yes! It also rejects rubbish. Hopefully terrible is accepted.


The word in English is "bummer", but was rejected. http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/bummer


"Bummer" now accepted 28.01.2015


In America we would say, "This sucks."


I am American and I was punished by my grade school teacher for using the word suck because she considered it foul language. Is nederen somewhat of a crude word?


It's hard to tell the "sweariness" of a word in Danish as everybody (almost) use swearwords all the time (cabinet ministers on the telly, children's television, whatever).

This is not a critique against the Danish language, just a warning that swearwords might be seen quite differently in Danish than in many other languages. If you speak English to a Dane you might experience that he swears a lot, this is the same thing working in reverse: he translates what is normal speach for him.


Thanks for pointing out this difference, such facts are so important to know for intercultural communication.


No, I wouldn't say that "nederen" is a crude word in Danish. I understand your teacher, but I wouldn't say that "suck" is as foul as a lot of the language which is being practised nowadays, in daily speech, and the film and TV media.


Sucky is a word in American English... I've used it and heard it used many times before


I would say that experience sucked, but never that it was sucky (I'm English).


I would completely use the word sucky.


I've never heard this word used at all.


This is terrible English!


We would never use this term in UK English


Who is down marking perfectly valid comments.. they are all over Duolingo.. people are not going to go for the full paid course with this nonsense. As you say, never heard this used in the UK and someone takes issue?


Sucky is not a word I even know! Bad English!


Never heard of 'sucky'


Somebody already pointed this out, but "nederen" is pronounced wrong here... it should be more like "nedern", where last syllable is pronounced like the english "on"... so pretty much just "ned-on"


I have never heard anyone use the word "sucky" all of my 12 years of living in the USA. I wonder if it is generational?


I wish people who downrated your comment would tell you why. My comment had two personal observations, first that I've never heard this usage in real life, and second my speculation that the usage might be linked to the age of the speaker. If someone disagrees with that, they must either think that it's reproachable that I haven't heard this word use or that there is something offensive about suggesting that a certain age group would be likely to use it. Now, which is it?


Sucky ? We say bad in English!


OMG. An English word I have, thank heavens, never encountered and now I do so on a Danish learning site. It just sounds sooooooooooo utterly childish. There must be words that survive fashion, such as 'crap', 'rubbish', 'shite', 'lousy' and so forth.


I would rather use the word "lousy."


Should allow "This is a lousy experience" as lousy means the same thing but is used 99.99% more often than "sucky" and means the same thing.


Although technically you can say that, it would be much more common in English to say "This is a lousy experience".


The sentence using the non word 'Sucky' is absolute NONSENSE. Down mark away.


Sucky is slang. And rude. "This is a lousy experience" seeing you use sucky.


Both lousy and sucky seem translations into American English. (and as has been pointed out below, both slangy and probably generational). Does anyone have an equivalent for British english?


Sucky is not a word used in Britain


This is not a British platform. It is an American platform, so AmE is considered the standard.


Lousy is accepted (2021)

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