"Jag hittade en igelkott i trädgården."

Translation:I found a hedgehog in the garden.

November 19, 2014



Just for your knowledge, the word 'igelkott' should be pronounced like this: http://www.forvo.com/word/igelkott/#sv

November 19, 2014


are hedgehogs common there?

January 2, 2016


I always thought igelkott was a porcupine and not a hedgehog. Turns out porcupine is a piggsvin according to google translate. Now I know.

May 12, 2016


Could this sentence, depending on context, not be accurately translated as "... in my garden"? If you were at home and wanted to show your housemates the animal you found, I think the most idiomatic English usage would be "... in the garden." If you were at work though, telling your coworkers about what happened over the weekend, I think that "... i trädgården" would more more generally understood as "... in my garden [at home]" than "in the garden [in the office courtyard]", though not unambiguously. Is this an accurate interpretation of this sentence and it's meaning?

September 12, 2018


So, this is actually happened to me, in another Germanic language country, and it confused the heck out of me. I was in Germany, and the family I was with started looking at something under a hedge, and they said to me "Guckmal! Igel..." (which sounds like "eagle"). So, my German being poor, I was thinking "How can there be an eagle under a hedge... it'd have to be a baby." and I look under there and I'm like "That's a hedgehog." and they go "Igel!" SO... ok. This was long before smart phones, so back inside, I get a German-English dictionary... and voila...

March 27, 2019


Den blåa igelkotten är väldigt snabb!

April 6, 2019
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