"Nej, jag har ingen pojkvän."

Translation:No, I have no boyfriend.

November 18, 2014



Is it just me, or does she seem very angry about having to point this out?

November 18, 2014


The annoying question you get every chrismas from your grandparents

December 23, 2014


Haha, yeah, I noticed that too! TTS, is everything all right?

December 10, 2014


i hope that by now you already have one ;)

August 31, 2016


...och jag vill inte ha det heller!

October 31, 2016


Is 'pojkvän' a term that could be used (with no connotations) for a middle-aged male partner of (e.g.) 10 years? Or is it used more in the sense of teenagers?

In (British) english, 'boyfriend' can be used for any age and relationship length, but the connotations are that of younger people (e.g. teenagers) or a less serious relationship (e.g. less than ~2 years). Personally I refer to my partner of 8 years as 'partner' because he's not a boy and we're pretty committed.

January 22, 2018


This construction sounds awkward when translated to English. Is it normal-sounding in Swedish? "Nej, jag har inte en pojkvän." sounds a lot more normal to my English-as-first-language ears, which would the average Swede be more likely to use?

February 2, 2015

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It sounds very normal to me! Actually a lot more natural than "Nej, jag har inte en pojkvän". It almost sounds like that second sentence is implying that I have something else, just not a boyfriend. Like: "Nej, jag har inte en pojkvän. Jag har en flickvän" (No, I don't have a boyfriend. I have a girlfriend)

February 3, 2015


I think that's really the difference is in English it's normally phrased differently than in Swedish, and so we are learning the Swedish phrasing. Just a different way of seeing the world. :)

March 10, 2015


Why isn't "har" the second word in this sentence? I was expecting to see, "Nej, har jag ingen pojkvän."

May 14, 2017


'nej' doesn't count toward the "places" in the sentence. It's an interjection so grammatically it's like it makes up its own sentence: Nej. Jag har ingen pojkvän

May 14, 2017


Nej, jag har inte bara en pojkvän. Jag har pojkvänner i varje stad och by i sverige.

February 6, 2019
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