"Det regnar enligt honom."

Translation:It is raining according to him.

November 24, 2014



good way to remember the meaning of 'enligt': it sounds like 'englighten,' so in this sentence, he enlightened me that it's raining because that's who said it's raining

February 15, 2015


Thanks, great tip!

March 26, 2015


Excellent mnemonic

August 20, 2015



January 4, 2017


I thought the exact same thing before coming to the comments. You have my lingot :D

June 23, 2018


The more Swedish i go through the more mistakes i make in English.When i try to translate things like jag,dem or stuff like that i sometimes say it in Swedish without thinking

June 28, 2015


If english isn't your native language, you should be careful. It happened to me with german and japanese, where I had to completely give up german that I spoke well in order to learn japanese. In psychology this is called interference theory, so if you research it a bit you might find a way to avoid what happened to me :)

July 17, 2016


I had the same thing with Thai and Japanese. After learning thai I was almost incapable to speak even basic sentence in Japanese. Each time the Thai word was coming out

September 7, 2016


This happens to me a lot now with English too. And I've noticed that my accent has changed a little bit.

November 5, 2016


I do the same with the languages I know too! I find myself saying kvinnan instead of, say, 女の人, or kadın instead of หญิง!

May 9, 2017


When I'm doing German on Duolingo, I find myself translating the English sentences into Swedish instead of German - and I've been learning German for years, compared to a month of Swedish lol

August 27, 2018


How is honom related to han and not hon? >~<' confused

May 8, 2016


It is a little confusing to begin with but you'll get the hang of it once you remember which relates to which! Han/honom och hon/henne.

September 28, 2016


Pretty sure it isn't really related, it's just the way it is. I think of it as the "om" at the end of "hon" in "honom" means "opposite of woman".

August 30, 2016


Yeah, I don't remember learning it.

August 25, 2016


If the sentence was the other way around, would it be "Enligt honom, regnar det" ? Or would it still be "Enligt honom, det regnar" ?

January 20, 2015


It would be "Enligt honom regnar det".

January 20, 2015


The first one, "Enligt honom regnar det". Verb must go in second position, so "regnar" must go just after "enligt honom"

March 2, 2015


Is the g in enligt silent?

August 22, 2015


Yes, usually it is silent. We seldom try to articulate it. It is the -T at the end that is heard, mainly. Or rather, the -IT ending is stressed (with a lost -g- inbetween).

August 24, 2015


990 streak?! Woah that's incredible :D

January 4, 2017


I don't get this sentence... What does it mean It is raining according to him?

I typed in the word enligt in google translate and along with according to it also offered under. Thus we have It is raining under him... well okej, at least somewhat and I take it as something seriously scared this man since its "raining" under him :)

i hadn't enough of under, I had to check for enligt in Folkets Ordbok app on my tablet and the best synonim was by which has the meaning close to in swedish (if I got it right).


  • Låt oss göra det enligt dina principer för omväxlings skull (Let's do it by your standards for a change)

Now we have It is raining close to him

Any truth about that :D Thank you in advance

November 24, 2014


"Enligt" usually means "according to" but could also be "by", "in accordance with", "as per" and probably a couple more depending on context. In this sentence it means "according to" (I guess you can have differing opinions as to what constitutes rain, or perhaps you suspect he might be lying).

November 24, 2014


may it mean that person A told me that it rains and now I am telling to person B that it is raining according to person's A information?

November 24, 2014


Sure, although you'd probably just say "A sa/säger att det regnar" :) It's exactly the same as "It's raining according to A" vs. "A said/says it's raining"

November 24, 2014


Oh wow, tack så mycket!! Now I understand it :)

November 24, 2014


I'm learning that sometimes the sentences don't have to make literal perfect sense (and sometimes you learn better when it doesn't make sense, as you have to know/learn the words, not remember the known phrase), sometimes they are just a collection of words so we can learn the meanings/combinations

December 2, 2014


unfortunately it doesn't work with me :( something that doesn't make sense to me simply never stays in my head since it's pointless because i have no idea how to use it while speaking :)

December 2, 2014


If you think of it in a sarcastic way, one might say "It's raining, according to him" when it's not raining at all, as if pointing out the "him" is in such a bad mood that they'd say it's raining even if it's sunny. That's how I think of such sentences.

January 25, 2015


"it is raining according to ...." sounds normal to me. eg
Q - What does he say about the weather today in his city ? A - It is raining according to him.

Not an everyday pattern but not weird

February 1, 2015


Same here, I'm trying to learn the... (I was told there IS no swedish grammer, LOL by my swede girlfriend) grammar correctly, though I have to remember this IS NOTthe English language and English grammar... xD

December 18, 2014


Is enligt somehow connected to the word dåligt?

July 18, 2015


No, 'enligt (honom)' = according to (him). But 'dåligt' is an adverb, if doing something 'badly'. Or if it is an adjective it is the conjugation together with a det-word (dålig, dåligt). "Ett dåligt äpple" (a rotten apple)

July 18, 2015


Tack! That helps

July 19, 2015


What about " Han säga att Det regnar."? (I mean, 'He says that It's raining.')

February 15, 2016


It would be Han säger att det regnar – the verb needs to be in the present tense. ('säga' is the infinitive).

February 15, 2016


Tack!! That helps

February 16, 2016


So, if "enligt honom" can go at the end of the sentence, why is not acceptd as corrrect "Skärp är grönt enligt honom" in a previous excercise in this same lesson?

March 2, 2015


It wouid have to be skärpet, then.

March 2, 2015


I see. Tack!

March 22, 2015


Could this sentence be like "Enligt honom regnar det"??

October 18, 2015


Yes, Swedish can change the word order around like this. Enligt honom regnar det = According to him it rains.

October 18, 2015


Do we use "det" instead of "den" in this sentence because the subject is not clarified? So would this coincide with the French "Il pleut" instead of "ça pleut"? Thanks.

June 7, 2015


Yes, Swedish use 'Det' in the same unspecified way as in French 'Il pleut'.

July 18, 2015


Can i say det är rengar

April 1, 2016


Nope, we don't have a construction like that.
Det regnar covers both It rains and It is raining.

May 18, 2016


is "ligt" a common root word or is it derived from something? can't find anything on the etymology of this word on wiktionary.

September 22, 2018


Can I say "enligt honom regnar det" ? If i can say like that.. How to ask "according to him is it raining?"

June 1, 2017


Your first question has already been answered in this thread. As for the second, I would translate that as "Regnar det enligt honom?"

November 20, 2018


Why isn't 'dess' used here instead of 'det?' Doesn't 'dess' translate to 'it's'? Thanks.

June 18, 2017


That's actually an English grammar mistake rearing its ugly head. "It's" with an apostrophe is a contraction of "it is", which is what is used in this sentence. Meanwhile "its" without the apostrophe is the possessive for "it", which is what "dess" translates to.

November 20, 2018


Of course I have thought about this option but what's wrong with: "It rains in his opinion."?

July 15, 2017


Jag försökte översätta "it'll rain according to him". Funkar det verkligen inte?

September 25, 2018


Nej, det är futurum (future tense). Den här meningen (This sentence) är presens (present tense). Din mening översätts (is translated) till "Det kommer (att) regna enligt honom".

November 20, 2018


Why not "it rains"?

June 13, 2019


Dang, she sounds really sad

July 7, 2019
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