"Sköldpadda" literally means "shielded toad" ("sköld" = "shield", "padda" = "toad") Isn't it cute?
I'm slightly confused. The hint says that Sköldpaddan can also mean tortoise. Is this really the case?
Yes, it's inclusive, means both tortoise and turtle. If you want to get specific you can too:
havssköldpadda - sea turtle
landsköldpadda - land tortoise
Same in Russian — single word черепаха
Is "Sk" be pronounced like "F" ?
Not at all. Look at this (the sj-sound and the sk-sound are the same). Actual pronunciation guide starts at around 4:10
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Could someone explain how to pronounce the start of the word in english, the skö part sounds like hwell?
I think this is a very good guide for pronouncing the sj/sk/stj/skj/etc. The actual instructions for producing the sound begin at 4:10 but the video is very worth watching in its entirety!
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it is so funny to hear
Same with tortuga in Spanish. I had to explain all the time that I have a pet turtle which is not the same as a pet tortoise.
What are the words in Spanish? I'm learning it too, gracias.
Sea turtle we say Tortuga marina, or icotea in some Latin American countries. Land tortoise we say also Tortuga or morrocoy
Thanks i thought about that too
Why cant the answer be 'the turtle drinks the water'?
It's the indefinite form of 'water' (= 'vatten') that is requested here, 'the water' would be 'vattnet'.