"The turtle is drinking water."

Translation:Sköldpaddan dricker vatten.

November 19, 2014



How do you pronouncr the "sk" in the front of the word?

October 23, 2016


It is pronouced with the "sj-ljud/sj-sound", like first sound i number seven = sju. The sj-ljud can be spelled in many ways but is pronouced the same. It is one of the harder sounds to spell correctly even for sweds, since there aren't really any rules for why the words are spelled diffrently, so called unwritten rules in the swedish language where it just is the way it is

October 14, 2018


I know im going to have pronounciation trouble with "turtle", what a tricky word!

June 27, 2016


Isn't turtle = en sköldpadda? How come it has a feminine ending (for 'the')?

November 19, 2014


"Sköldpaddan dricker vatten" is correct. The definite article is put at the end.

Also there is no feminine in Swedish..? Utrum (common gender, en) or Neuter (ett). Sköldpadda is Common gender (en)

A/an = en [noun] or ett [noun]

Eg: a turtle = en sköldpadda

The = [noun]-en or [noun]-et

Eg: the turtle sköldpaddan

November 19, 2014


Why is it "vatten" and not "vatt"? Wouldn't "vatten" make it "The water"

May 5, 2017


"Vatten" in swedish menas both "water" and "the water". "Vatt" is not a swedish word, but it is pronouced the same as the word "Watt" (same spelling and mening as the english "Watt" but is pronouced diffrent in swedish)

October 14, 2018


"Vatten" = water "Vattnet" = the water

December 20, 2018
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