"Vad önskar du dig?"

Translation:What are you wishing for?

November 22, 2014



Why is both du and dig included in this sentence?

December 2, 2014


Because önskar is reflexive. Literally you ask "What do you (=du) wish yourself (=dig)?"

December 23, 2014


I wrote "What do you wish for yourself?" and was marked wrong

February 9, 2015


I tried that too

March 11, 2015


Me too

June 20, 2015


Since it's reflexive, if someone in the third-person wished for something, would one use önskar sig. For example, would, "The girl wishes for a dog," be Flickan önskar sig en hund?

June 22, 2015


Önskar isn't want - want is vill ha. It makes sense to ask what someone is wishing for if they make a wish on birthday candles for example. Also the purpose of this is just to learn the world for wish.

May 1, 2017


But I could then say: "Vad vill du ha dig?" instead?

March 20, 2019


No, vill ha isn't reflexive.

March 20, 2019


Yes, I also wrote, 'What do you wish for yourself?' and it was also marked incorrect

April 22, 2015


"What du you want?" Is the colloquial English translation surely. No one says "wish for"

April 7, 2015


But if you were to ask what someone wished on a birthday cake or shooting star you wouldn't say want. Its not as common a saying, but they do mean separate things in some instances.

November 11, 2018


One of the things I like about duolingo is that it does not always use canned exoected phrases. It makes it harder to guess and requires kearning the vocabulary and grammar.

May 23, 2018


Was wünschst du dir, in German. Pretty easy ;-)

March 1, 2017


Is it more common to say 'what do you want? Or what would you like? Im guessing a big reason why this is here is so we understand the word önskar and how its used?

March 31, 2017


So would a sentence like "What do you wish for her?" look like? "Vad önskar dig henne"?

October 11, 2016


Presumably "Vad önskar du henne?"

April 20, 2018


Is there any reason why "what do you wish for yourself" isn't accepted?

February 5, 2019


Is there a reason why "What do you wish?" would not be accepted? Is there a difference between WISHING something and wishing FOR something? (In English or Swedish)

March 18, 2019


Wish has several meanings: https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/wish

Asking "what do you wish" is not as precise as "what do you wish for". Önska and önska sig are also different: https://svenska.se/tre/?sok=önska

May 15, 2019
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