"Älgar är i allmänhet vegetarianer."

Translation:Moose are generally vegetarians.

November 23, 2014



When are the moose not vegetarian? D:

April 13, 2015


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


An excellent explanation. Thanks

June 9, 2015


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

March 28, 2016


Dies ist ein Swedisch Kurs, kein Deutsch Kurs.

December 1, 2017


The simple answer!

July 12, 2016


Very interesting!

July 24, 2018


No man eater moose then.. oh well.

December 29, 2018


Well, a møøse once bit my sister...

April 8, 2018


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

August 17, 2015


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

September 8, 2016


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

December 6, 2015


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

January 18, 2016


Whew. Thanks!

January 20, 2016


Why not "usually" rather than "generally"?

June 17, 2016


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

May 14, 2016


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

May 15, 2016


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

May 26, 2015


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


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


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

November 23, 2014


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

April 17, 2015


Yes, "växtätare". Literally "Plant eater"

Carnivore is "köttätare" (meat eater)

May 2, 2015


Man måste vara ganska försiktig med köttätande älgar.

June 14, 2016


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


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

April 8, 2015


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

March 15, 2016


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

April 21, 2017


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

July 21, 2017


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


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

January 2, 2019
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