"Älgar är i allmänhet vegetarianer."

Translation:Moose are generally vegetarians.

November 23, 2014

31 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Dubpir8

When are the moose not vegetarian? D:

April 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Hohenems

Moose are vegetarians in the sense that they don't intentionally eat meat. However, when they browse, they inadvertently eat whatever may be on the twigs/leaves/vegetation. So they end up eating spiders, insects, larva, and most notably snails and slugs. Where moose range overlaps white-tailed deer range, and slugs and snails are present, the accidental consumption of a slug or a snail can be fatal to a moose. A brain worm called Parelaphostrongylus tenuis (P. tenuis for short) carries out its regular life cycle by living in both a white-tailed deer and a slug/snail. P. tenuis doesn't hurt the deer (it is a natural host), but when a moose (an incidental host) accidentally eats a slug/snail that is carrying the parasite, P. tenuis ends up in a "dead end" host. The brainworm can't carry out its regular life cycle, runs amok in the moose, and causes the moose to walk around like a zombie (usually in circles) until it starves to death, gets taken down by predators, gets euthanized by wardens, or finds its way into traffic and gets hit.

I'm not sure about the presence or absence of P. tenuis in Sweden, but I can say with certainty that it is present in eastern Canada and northeastern United States.

(Some of that may not be 100% accurate. It's been a while and I may have overlooked something or remembered something slightly incorrectly.)

April 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Weird_Ed

An excellent explanation. Thanks

June 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Scharing2

Sehr schön, man kann über Duolingo so vieles lernen. Vielen Dank. 1 Ligot für Dich.

March 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Agent187

Dies ist ein Swedisch Kurs, kein Deutsch Kurs.

December 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/steverandall7

The simple answer!

July 12, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AlisterEP

Very interesting!

July 24, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Steph927304

No man eater moose then.. oh well.

December 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/amateurasu

Well, a møøse once bit my sister...

April 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Esilenc

I don't know about moose, but : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQOQdBLHrLk

August 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Semeltin

I wonder if that one bird wanted to protect the other one. :(

September 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/BertBerw

Do people really use "vegetarian" for animals in Swedish? Shouldn't it be "herbivore"?

December 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Zmrzlina

No, animals aren't called vegetarians, so this sentence is just for lulz. Usually, "herbivore" is "växtätare" in Swedish.

January 18, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/BertBerw

Whew. Thanks!

January 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/KatherineMaas

Why not "usually" rather than "generally"?

June 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Matias426045

Wouldn't "in general" be a good translation of "i allmänhet"?

May 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

Yes, and it's in a lot of accepted answers.

May 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/TucPreto

I like all the vegetarian references here. Finns det manga vegetarians i sverige?

May 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Zmrzlina

It's estimated that about 10% of Swedes are vegetarian or vegan of some sort. Eating vegetarian is quite a big thing, yes.

May 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DuoTaffer

I don't know why but this translation is very hard to listen to! "Ar i allmanhet" goes by in such a blur. Do swedes normally speak like this?

November 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Zmrzlina

Luckily, we don't have the robot voice. But apart from a slightly funny melody to it, this sentence is fine.

November 23, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/birdfeets

is there another word for "herbivores" or is it just vegetarian?

April 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/fancy__pants

Yes, "växtätare". Literally "Plant eater"

Carnivore is "köttätare" (meat eater)

May 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/thorr18

Man måste vara ganska försiktig med köttätande älgar.

June 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jeromster

I know that it may be lazy, but is it alright to translate i allmänhet as in general rather than generally, or is that just a bad translation?

March 28, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ZL321

Well, it is an accepted answer, so I don't think it's wrong.

April 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/ConnorDeHaan

What's the difference between "i allmänhet" and "allmänt"?

March 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AxonnEchysttas

Except when they run around dragging polar bears they hunted...

April 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/KteCMHkt

again ... "generally" can be swapped out with "on the whole". English does have more than one way of saying something.

July 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/thorr18

Duo does have a report button for those and they accept many different synonyms on lots of exercises so I don't see why you feel the need to explain such a thing as synonyms exist.
"On the whole" is uses basically the same as "by and large", "mostly", "for the most part", or perhaps even phrases like "all things considered".

July 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jack_Boulet

"Moose are generally vegetarians." But every so often, they hunger for something a little different...

January 2, 2019
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