"The bag contained all my things."

Translation:Väskan innehöll alla mina saker.

November 22, 2014

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/HelenCarlsson

Note though, that it's used in ingenting (nothing), någonting (something) and allting (everything).

November 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/RikSha

I remember having heard 'saker och ting' - in what context would it be used?

November 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenCarlsson

It is a fixed expression and you can find examples here http://sv.bab.la/lexikon/svensk-engelsk/saker-och-ting

November 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/RikSha

In Danish, 'thing' was translated as 'ting' and Swedish also has the same word, but is it a synonym to 'sak' and is it as commonly used as 'sak'?

November 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Hashmush

'ting' is almost never used in Swedish. I would even call it archaic.

November 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/andjan

I don't know anyone who would use "ting". It can be used, but it's kinda prehistoric. "Sak" is the word to remember :)

November 22, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/rwhodges

Also, people seem to very commonly say grejer for things in this sort of context - I'm not sure what the distinction is. Maybe it's a little more informal, like "stuff" (although unlike stuff, it's also used in the singular: en grej).

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Hashmush

I would translate "sak" to "thing" and "grej" to "thingy". "Grej" sounds about as informal and childish to my ears in Swedish as "thingy" does in English.

May 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MickeytheGreat

Interesting. There's this one song in Swedish where one of the lines is "Jag måste göra min grej". So is grej maybe more of a non-physical thing?

January 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Hashmush

This is a case where sak wouldn't work as well. I don't think grej works better for non-physical things, it's just that sak sounds way too formal in this case. (At least to my ears)

January 9, 2016
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