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"Renen och älgen"

Translation:The reindeer and the moose

November 18, 2014

28 Comments


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

I love Duolingo, but they really could use somebody on the staff who understands syllabus design. I've been learning Swedish for three days and can't introduce myself, nor order a coffee, but I know most of the animals in a one-volume encyclopedia (and that the ant likes the spider and the spider drinks water).


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

Yep - and learning the alphabet pronunciation would help also


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

I generally agree with you, since I posted this last year http://www.reddit.com/r/duolingo/comments/17d6qt/why_animals_so_early/

However, people seem to love learning animals. I'm now a contributor to the Esperanto course and while we decided to follow the general Duolingo course structure, we decided to limit ourselves to the really most common animals, so we could get on with teaching more important stuff earlier. ;)


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

well, you can say "Jag är [enter your name]", or "en kaffe, tack".


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

I suggest you a phrasebook


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

"Jag heter X"

"Jag vill gerne ha en kopp kaffe (med mjölk och/eller socker), tack" *

I'm a bit shaky on that second one as I've just written what I learned in Danish, so gerne might not even be a word in Swedish lol


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

Sounds like the title to an allegory.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bailey39

Yes, I was thinking that it sounds like the title of a fable or fairy-tale.


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

At first I was like, "why are we learning such useless animals?" Then I remembered, this is Sweden! :-D


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LlamaNation01

Swedes deciding what to eat for lunch?


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

Maybe! It's not uncommon for Swedish cuisine to include reindeer or moose, especially right after hunting season.


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

Can somebody explain to me what is happening to the e s in renen? Ray-onion? Ree-ah-nun? Reunion? Run un?


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

I responded Reindeer and Elk, but got it wrong. Is it not the same?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IanWitham1

Reindeer are smaller than elks. Reindeer pull sleighs. I have never seen elk pulling sleighs.


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

No, because it should be 'THE reindeer and THE elk'. Can't you see the endings of the words?


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

That didn't sound very nice :'(


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

I'm sorry, it wasn't supposed to. :)


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

I wish I knew the difference between these animals


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

Tack så mycket. I've been confusing them my whole life.


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

I answered caribou but it was marked incorrect, https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reindeer And I am wondering why?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/doj709485
<pre>A Bjorn </pre>

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WNwu17

Тут ошибка: älgen - не мышь...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AElaine1

What are the words for deer & reindeer, please?

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