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"Har ni en bastu?"

Translation:Do you have a sauna?

November 18, 2014

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Brando92

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fiderallala

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LillaMy94

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZL321

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SrMarien

Sounds like bathtub to me


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sotnosen93

"Bathtub" is "badkar" in Swedish.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andy642820

Literally it's "bathstove" ("bastow"?)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Torsby

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HelenCarlsson

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HelenCarlsson

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

(Bad = bath, stuga = cottage)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HerMyKneeGinger

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andy642820

In Russian there's also a word "баня", and we use it more than "sauna"

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