"Min farbror åt med fienden."

Translation:My uncle ate with the enemy.

November 25, 2014

22 Comments
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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Knoxienne

Such a traitorous uncle! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rachael.cr3

Better than what I was imagining...I missed "med" and thought Uncle ate the enemy!


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

I made the exact same mistake and went "what?!"


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

Wow! I did the same thing. With Duolingo I've come to expect funny sentences like these more oftenthan not.


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

i was searching for this comment xD


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

Would be less traitorous though.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TheresaStr17

Glad Im not the only one!


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

Hope it was really tasty!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tan00

I keep wondering who this mysterious enemy is...


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

Well, from a Swedish history perspective, the Danes are the safest bet.


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

Is there a more specific background to this sentence? (Like, is it from a tale or referring specific historical events?)


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

No, nothing like that. It's just a random sentence.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jeroen44

It made me think of the Germans and the Russians ceasing fire for one day on Christmas day in Stalingrad in WWII and 'celebrating' it together. The next day they resumed shooting at each other.


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

Or the Russians in more recent (1800s) times,


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/L.Radiata

Socker. Socker är fienden.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/km1

Min farbror är spion. Berätta inte!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thorfinn1960

Characteristically off-the-wall DuoLingo sentence. Love it!


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

Perhaps he ate ants and his parents didn't like it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SteliosD9

Is this sentence a Swedish saying ??


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

Tired and sleepy me wrote 'My uncle ate my enemy'. That's the sort of family loyalty I aspire to!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DennisShil3

Was it any speshol vikings' practice?

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