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"Det är svårt att fånga ekorrar."

Translation:It is difficult to catch squirrels.

November 24, 2014

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nolan173615

My brain first read this as "It is hard to forgive squirrels." Either I've got a bit more swedish to learn, or Swedes have a deep-rooted grudge against squirrels.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pipthevaliant

French: écureuils:)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/joncoded

ekorra > écureuils > escureuil > squirrel!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TomvandenBerg

It's a bit similar but that's a coincidence. The French and English word descend from Latin sciurus. And the Swedish word descends from Proto-Germanic aikwernô. (Dutch: eekhoorn, Middle English: acquerne)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Prettymej

Why? Just why? Let them run in trees


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bynny2015

Maybe the squirrels got into a person's house, and that person is trying to catch them in order to return the squirrels to the wild.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bigswedeej

What would trap be på svenska?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/King2E4

According to WordReference, 'to trap' is 'fånga'.

http://www.wordreference.com/ensv/trap


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NameOfWater

I take it you have tried?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ahferroin7

Is 'ekorre' a compound word? I know 'ek' is 'oak', but don't recognize the rest of it.

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