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"Jag äter frukt och ost."

Translation:I eat fruit and cheese.

November 18, 2014



That's a sneaky one - it sounds at first like an odd pronunciation of 'frukost'!


The bright side is it makes it easy to remember: Swedes eat frukt och ost for frukost!


lol do they really? :P


Well, I guess it can vary. Cheese on a slice of bread is probably common, as is cereal. I don't think fruit is that common, but there's sure to be some fruitbreakfasters out there.


Tomato is a fruit


its like the same frukt and fruit and frukost and breakfast


Sounds like a nasty combination..


You've clearly never had pineapple and cheddar. srsly, is this a thing only the UK does?!


Or brie with anything? Agreed it's very common


Nah man, fruit and cheese together is amazing! Especially the cheese that has like cranberries and stuff in it. I really fancy some now...


You just haven't tried Bolivian creole cheese with jam :P


Does anyone have any tips for remembering that ost means cheese? Whenever I see the word I automatically think 'east'.


You know that it in fact means east too, right? Another word that means two things is åt, which can mean both ate and toward.
I'll tell you an old Swedish riddle that might help you remember that the word means both things:

Två män satt i en roddbåt. Den ena rodde åt väst och den andra åt ost. Åt vilket håll färdades båten och varför?

Rough translation:
'Two men were sitting in a rowboat. One was rowing to the west and the other to the east [or: 'ate cheese']. In what direction did the boat travel and why?'

So the answer is that the boat traveled westwards, because only one of them was rowing, the other one was just eating cheese!


what is ate in svenska?


All foods that didnt come from sweden (like pasta is Italian) so like pasta is pasta in swedish but is that because it did not come from sweden? so is pizza pizza? or it burrito burrito?


For these at least. And guess our word for sushi :D
I can't promise you that all foreign foods have their original names, there are just too many different kinds of them, but they definitely retain their name in very many cases.


tack så mycket Arnauti!


It depends. Rice isnt "swedish" but is ris.


How do you pronounce "och"? Duo says it with the "ch" but all the swedish bands i listen to, don't.


Usually just å, but it depends on sociolect, surrounding words, and formality.


my Welsh speaking is not helping... I keep pronouncing the 'ch' in och as a welsh 'ch'..


That's my normal breakfast. A piece of cheese and a little bit of fruit (plus a shot of espresso). In that order.

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