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"The man and the woman are talking."

Translation:Mannen och kvinnan pratar.

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https://www.duolingo.com/derliesl
derliesl
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What's the difference between talar and pratar? Is pratar "talk" and talar "speak"?

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/karnim

I had the same question and looked it up. It seems like they mean the same thing, but talar is more formal and old-fashioned.

http://blogs.transparent.com/swedish/to-speak-in-swedish-tala-prata-snack/

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zmrzlina
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They correspond to talk (prata) and speak (tala) quite well actually. So tala is preferred for speaking languages, holding a speech or speaking to someone, while prata is a bit more relaxed.

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/matoxin
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Why is it that sometimes Duolingo accepts both, and in this case only pratar is correct? At least be consistent :D

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cuccboi

"snackar" is not accepted? okay cool i guess you dont want people to talk like real swedes

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Reply1 year ago