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"Har ni en bastu?"

Translation:Do you have a sauna?

3 years ago

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Brando92

It's the contraction of "badstuga" (bad=bath and stuga=a small house)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fiderallala
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I'll just remember it as the place where people get basted...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LillaMy94
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The pronunciation on "bastu" is totally weird here. The "a" should have a short sound.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenCarlsson
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https://www.duolingo.com/ZL321
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In the new voice, the normal-speed sentence is okay but hovering over the word still gives a long a sound.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SrMarien
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Sounds like bathtub to me

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Torsby
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Can I use just sauna in swedish as well? It seems like an international word to me...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenCarlsson
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No, in Swedish it is always "bastu" :).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenCarlsson
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... which is short for "badstuga" by the way.

(Bad = bath, stuga = cottage)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LenaStorli
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Since the phenomenon is quite as original in Sweden as it is in Finland, there is also a proper Swedish word for it, whereas other languages/countries imported both the word and the phenomenon from Finland.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/HerMyKneeGinger

I'm glad we imported it from Finland. Sauna sounds so much better than bastu.

1 month ago