I also put many and duo said I should have put several. That makes no sense...It means the same thing.
Is there a difference between the "k" sound in tallrikar, and the "ck" sound in flickor?
Would saying "Many plates" be considered different to "Several"? I'm guessing "Many" is referring to larger amount?
Yes, many is många in Swedish. flera and several mean 'more than two but not many'.
Well... depends on the word. Swedish plural can be a bit hard to learn.
In Russian the word for plate is taryelka. Anyone know if they are related?
I was wondering the same... The only relationship I found is the concept of "TARA", meaning more ore less "overlayed printing". That would relate it also to "Tarots".
Actually, usually plates have decorations on them, since the dawn of time, we could say :)
Wiktionary says it's from old Swedish talerk which in turn comes from Middle Low German tallorken. I don't have my Фасмер at hand but I'm sure it's a German loan word in Russian too.
I agree... definitely related with german "Teller". Question is... where does tallorken come from and what was the originary meaning?
The answer could be the latin "tālea". In fact, the first "plates" were likely pieces of wood.
I remain fascinated by the similarity between russian "тарелка" and italian "tarocchi" (="Tarots") though.
I've been wondering for a while. Is there a seperate word for 'one', or is 'en' used when counting?
They're both en and ett, depending on gender, so there's no difference like between a/an and one.
why when i translate "flera" into english , i can't use "few" or "some" as replacement?
Why is "many" wrong but "several" is right? They mean the same thing to me.
While there's some dialectal variation, the standard definition of several is "more than a few, but less than many", so there's a clear difference there which we maintain throughout the course.
I said "one plate, many plates" and it said I was wrong? I thought synonyms would count. huh.
This has been discussed several times here. Normally flera = several and många = many. For instance 'flera gånger' would be several times or a number of times.