"Har ni en bastu?"

Translation:Do you have a sauna?

November 18, 2014

12 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Brando92

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

February 5, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/fiderallala

I'll just remember it as the place where people get basted...

August 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/LillaMy94

The pronunciation on "bastu" is totally weird here. The "a" should have a short sound.

November 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/ZL321

In the new voice, the normal-speed sentence is okay but hovering over the word still gives a long a sound.

April 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/SrMarien

Sounds like bathtub to me

February 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/sotnosen93

"Bathtub" is "badkar" in Swedish.

March 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Torsby

Can I use just sauna in swedish as well? It seems like an international word to me...

February 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenCarlsson

No, in Swedish it is always "bastu" :).

February 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenCarlsson

... which is short for "badstuga" by the way.

(Bad = bath, stuga = cottage)

April 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LenaStorli

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.

April 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/HerMyKneeGinger

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

July 21, 2018
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