"Vad är en vardag?"

Translation:What is a workday?

November 27, 2014



En vardag är en måndag, tisdag, onsdag, torsdag, eller fredag.

November 27, 2014


folk arbetar på lördgar också!

December 26, 2014


Truly so. But that's still not a vardag.

January 9, 2015


so, can we say: ''måndag, tisdag, onstage, torsdag och fredag är vardagar, lördag och söndag är helg''?

February 17, 2016


* lördag och söndag är helgdagar

June 11, 2016


Helgdagar = weekend days?

October 16, 2016



November 6, 2016


Is workday the same as weekday?

December 1, 2014


Wiktionary says this about workday: Any of the days of a week on which work is done. The five workdays in many countries are usually Monday to Friday (and are defined as such in official and legal usage even though many people work on weekends). and this about weekday: A weekday is any day of the week except Sunday and often also Saturday. "Weekday" usually means the same as workday, however in some countries with a five-day workweek, the term weekday may still retain the old meaning "all days except Sunday", from when most people worked on Saturdays.

tl;dr Basically yes, though there may be exceptions in some cases.

In Swedish, en vardag is any day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or public holiday.

December 1, 2014


Well, technically the workweek is monday to friday, so yes.

October 25, 2016


In the fast prononciation, 'en' disappears, as for me. I hear 'vad är vardag'. Is it just me or someone was tricked too?

January 9, 2015


En does not disappear, but är is very often pronounced as e or ä, depending on dialect, and before words starting with the same sound, it may be difficult to discern.

January 9, 2015


A Swedish acquaintance once insisted I had to pronounce "är" as "ä", dropping the "r". I was confused because when I first learned the word on DuoLingo, I did hear the R sound, and I'm practically sure I also heard it in a show, once, on which one of the characters (and actor) was Swedish (the show was American). So my question is: how common is it to drop the R sound in "är"?

June 11, 2016


It's usually dropped, especially before consonants, but not always. Sometimes it pops up even in contexts where it's usually swallowed. The d at the end of vad is also usually swallowed, so the most natural way of saying this sentence would be like "Vaeenvarda" (the g at the end of dag is also usually omitted).

June 11, 2016


Thank you! Another question if you don't mind: you mention the [ r ] sound is dropped in 'är' most of the time, especially before consonnants... does that mean that it will be pronounced more often before a vowel or is that still not too common? And is pronouncing these letters (the [ r ], the [ g ], etc.) a little too strange in natural speech or is it acceptable? (I'm thinking of the second T in 'twenty' which can be swallowed, but won't come off as strange if pronounced, for instance...)

June 12, 2016


How do you say "an artist" in svenska?

April 17, 2015


en konstnär

May 12, 2015


Would "What days do you work?" be a more colloquial translation?

February 29, 2016


That would be a translation of Vilka dagar arbetar du?

June 11, 2016


Google translate also gives "weekday" and"spring day" is this correct? Also it give vårdag which translates the same as vardag is there a difference?

March 28, 2016


vårdag is 'spring day' and vardag is a 'work day' – completely different words.
Remember that a and å are totally different letters in Swedish, the ring isn't an accent or anything.

May 15, 2016


Do you know why they don't go over the Swedish alphabet?

June 6, 2016


No, why?

September 6, 2016


Can you say: Vad var det om det vardag i vår? What was that on that workday in this spring?

July 2, 2017


No, that makes no sense in Swedish at all. I'm not really sure what you're trying to say in English either, to be honest, although the English sentence is grammatically sound.

July 3, 2017


Your English sentence is kind of unwieldy but I would translate it as "Vad var det där på arbetsdagen i vår (assuming you mean a future spring; the past spring would be "våras")?"

December 9, 2018


Är vardag det samme som "hverdag" på norsk?

July 29, 2018



July 29, 2018
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