"Det är en bra bok."

Translation:It is a good book.

November 25, 2014



Is there a time to use "bra" and one to use "god"?

January 22, 2015


"Good" usually means "bra". "god" is used for taste, and when good is opposite of evil. Also in some set expressions like "God dag".

(I think that covers it...)

September 22, 2017


In terms of Swedish. What is the difference between 'God' and 'Bra'?

May 22, 2016


Am wondering this too

August 8, 2017


god normally refers to either the taste of food and drinks, or the quality of a human or animal being good.

bra refers to good in general.

February 17, 2019


I used this instead of it or that and it got counted false. Can't "det" also mean "this"?

February 24, 2015


I think that would be 'den har är en bra bok'

March 16, 2015


Why shouldn't we say " #Den är en bra bok " because it's "en bok "

December 27, 2015


I think it's because in general, "det" is used to mean "it" or "that" regardless of whether it is an "en" or "ett" word.

However, when an adjective is used before "the object", it is necessary to precede it with "det" or "den".

e.g. Det rött äpplet (the red apple) Den bra boken (the good book)

In this specific example though, it is talking about a good book, rather than the good book, which is why the "det" here just means "it" (I think)

February 1, 2016


Any Minecraft players here? I remember that it had a random splash screen text that says: 'Bra means good in Swedish!'

March 3, 2019


Haha! I love Minecraft, and I like the splash screen texts on there, too.

March 4, 2019
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