"Ursäkta, god natt!"

Translation:I am sorry, good night!

November 18, 2014



Grammatically this makes sense, but it doesn't seem to be a very useful sentence in everyday life.

November 18, 2014


A better translation is "Excuse me, good night" like when leaving the dinner table.

November 19, 2014


Maybe a date that didn't go well, and the natural awkwardness that follows it? "So you, do you want to go out again?" "Hmm... no. I am sorry, good night" Just thinking out loud!

March 22, 2015


This sounds like it's missing a few word in the middle. Wouldnt you say "Excuse me, I am going to bed, good night!"? If you where at dinner and just stod up while saying "Excuse me, good night" and left the room it would be quite weird. Same in swedish, if you stand up and say "ursäkta, god natt" it would be very abrupt and quite antisocial. You would need to say "ursäkta, nu går jag och lägger mig, god natt!" to make it make sense in a social context.

February 11, 2015


"Thank you for the lovely dinner. I enjoyed myself, but I am tired. Excuse me, Good night."

February 12, 2015


If you are encountering someone on the street at a late hour that you just REALLY don't want to talk to (right now or in general), you can try and cut the conversation short by something like "I have to go. Excuse me, good night." Then again, by far not all phrases on here make sense.

March 10, 2015


You say it before you put down your friend who turned into a zombie.

July 16, 2015


The reason this sentence is a bit odd is that we have so few words to construct sentences out of at this point in the course, and every word has to have three sentences.

March 1, 2016


But we are on level 4. We have learned quite a bit of vocabulary. It would be nice to have more opportunities to use it.

January 8, 2019


The course was built before the crowns level concept existed, so it cannot quite accomodate for it, for that reason.

January 8, 2019



January 8, 2019


How about calling someone and they answer all sleepy because you called late and they're in bed!?

Not that I'm saying it's a valid translation case!

December 21, 2014


Yes, this sounds a bit unnatural

November 19, 2014


I think it could be some situation like, you are talking to someone and your phone rings, you answer it and have to go away. Something like that.

September 12, 2015


It's usefel. You have a date and when I ask for a coffee at your place, you can say this :)

October 1, 2015


If you're a Swedish supervillain with good manners, this phrase may be useful.

September 17, 2017



December 28, 2018


does the combination of 'sä' make the 'sh' sound?

May 29, 2015


No, the letter combination RS does.

May 29, 2015


Thanks :)

May 29, 2015


Is there a difference between förlåt and ursäkta? I think literally, ursäkta is "sorry" and förlåt is "pardon", but I feel like I've heard förlåt used in both ways.

September 17, 2015


They're used interchangeably in practice in most cases. If you really want to say forgive (in a more serious sense), only förlåt works.

March 1, 2016


do we prononce the "d" in god ?

February 16, 2016


Usually not in normal speech, but you can if you speak extra clearly.

March 1, 2016


It depends on how you like to say it, it can be both "god" with pronouncing the d or without. I personally pronounce the d although my best friend e.g doesn't.

February 14, 2017


Where does förlöt fit in to ursäkta? I may hae the translation wrong.

September 25, 2016


As I wrote in another comment on this page, förlåt and ursäkta are used interchangeably in practice in most cases. If you really want to say forgive (in a more serious sense), only förlåt works.

August 30, 2017


It didnt have Excuse Me on the list to select?

August 30, 2017


It probably had something else useful, then? Like 'I am sorry' perhaps?

August 30, 2017


why not "ursakta mig, god natt"? we can simply say ursakta?

March 28, 2018


Yes, it's more common to just say ursäkta.

July 23, 2018


How do you know if the person is saying I'm sorry" or "Excuse me"? In what context would someone use "ursäkta"?

July 2, 2018


Either works. :)

July 23, 2018


Why cant you just say "Good night"?

January 7, 2019
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