"Is it enough?"

Translation:Är det tillräckligt?

November 29, 2014



Is there a difference between "räcker" and "tillräcklig"? Are they complete synonyms? I asked a Swede who couldn't really pinpoint a difference but had an idea tillräcklig is more (about) specific (amounts), räcket is more vague. Could that be correct?

February 7, 2015


on wiktionary I found that räcka means 'to reach' 'to hand over' as well. http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/r%C3%A4cka#Swedish and that tillräcklig is build up like this: Etymology: till +‎ räcka +‎ -lig http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/tillr%C3%A4cklig It would seem to me that tillräcklig is a word where 'till' was added to specify the intepretation/use of 'räcka' to 'enough'

February 23, 2015


Can you say "nog" with the same meaning?

April 7, 2015


No, I just.got an Oops for that :)

May 5, 2015

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This has been added as an accepted translation now. Sorry for that.

May 5, 2015


Tack, it's working now!

May 27, 2015


It s not for me

May 1, 2016


tillräckligt appears to be the neuter form of the adjective rather than the adverb.

November 29, 2014


Yes, but the standard form of creating adverbs is by having the adjective in the neuter. Compare the differences between:

  • Barnet är snabbt. (The child is quick) - adjective
  • Barnet springer snabbt. (The child runs quickly.) - adverb
November 29, 2014


Thank you (for the other reply as well)!

November 29, 2014


You’re welcome!

November 29, 2014


"Tillräckligt är det?" not accepted and neither is "Är tillräckligt det?" I guess that

May 17, 2016


Punctuation doesn't matter, but neither of them are acceptable Swedish sentences.

In a question, the verb must go first and the only thing that can go before the verb is a question word (such as who or what) or a phrase that has the same function (like how many) – but tillräckligt does not suffice :) – so 'Tillräckligt är det?' does not work.

And "Är tillräckligt det?" doesn't work because the subject needs to go before the adjective (or adverb – it could probably be analyzed as either here) too.

July 5, 2016


For the first one, Duo doesn't recognize punctuation, so it takes it as a statement.

June 27, 2016


"Räcker det ?" doesn't have the same meaning ?

January 24, 2019


I think it does, it was an accepted use for me. Can't necessarily explain why though, if any native Swedes could chime in on the difference it would be appreciated :)

February 10, 2019
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