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"Vi slutar för dagen."

Translation:We finish for the day.

November 29, 2014



Swedish is my favorite accidentally dirty language :)


The movie ends and the word Slut shows up ^_^


The swedish Finding Nemo does it ;)


Would "we close for the day" also work?


close = stänger


I thought the same because of the Dutch 'sluiten' but I guess not then :)


The verb sluta can have that meaning in Swedish too, but only in a few contexts, or it's very poetic/archaic. I think the expression that sounds most natural is sluta ögonen 'close one's eyes' – that's a normal expression, not archaic or anything. Also the shutter on a camera is called slutare. But for most nouns, you cannot use sluta to mean 'close' in modern Swedish.

PS: Also, that is another verb in the sense that the present tense of that verb is sluter, not slutar. Jag sluter ögonen 'I am closing my eyes'.


Thanks. Good to know there is still some connection, that makes it easier to remember as well. Its awesome that you're still so active with this course btw, Arnauti!


Thank you! I keep meaning to quit answering questions here and spend more time on the course for Russian speakers, but … I guess it's hard to let go. :)


No! Arnauti please don't go!


Can we say "Vi slutar for i dag"?


Yes, that's a great translation (and it's accepted).


can you say "we call it a day"?


This is my question as well. I came to see if somebody had asked it. Well, yes, but it's not answered yet. :/


I am a native Swede. I have heard the English expression "Let's call it a day" when a group of people decides to stop doing something and go home. I don't know if that phrase is used as a statement (We call it a day). Swedish Vi slutar för dagen is clearly a statement of what is happening, when e.g. the job for the day is over.


Thank you! Now it's clear that they are not the same. Tack!


Why not "we cease for the day"?


Is it wrong to say we finished for the day?


That would be Vi slutade för dagen so it doesn't mean the same thing – slutar is present tense but slutade is past tense.


How do you say 'End of workday' or 'Feierabend' as in German?


I was so sure it was sleep around


so för means get and for?


för = for (the preposition). I don't know where you have seen a connection with the verb 'get' ?

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maybe you are thinking of får as meaning get? I think för just means for.


Of course, I see now, - får - that is another vowel.


What does this mean in English?


We sluts for days Haha


We are done for the day or we are finish for the day should be acceptable alternatives also.


Ross_Gee - your suggestions sound more grammatically correct than Duo's - although you are missing the "ed" at the end of "finish". If someone said to me "We finish for the day", I would know immediately they are ESL (English as a second language).


The problem with that is that 'we are done/finished' means vi är färdiga/klara and not vi slutar. What do you think about 'quit', would that sound less ESL?


Hi Arnauti. I agree with you. "We quit" sounds better, in fact it is a very common phrase. But, "We quit for the day" is not used frequently enough. I cannot say it is right or wrong without spending some time on this. I will get back to you in a few days. "We finish for the day" is definitely wrong. "We are finished for the day" is very acceptable and common. (Also "finished" is used in similar phrases in common dictionaries.)


"We quit for the day" if used in the past tense is correct. It already happened.


"We are quitting for the day" or even "we are knocking off for the day" would be even better, and quite common in daily speech, at least in North America


I think "We are finishing up for the day." would probably work well and be colloquial English maintaining the present tense that seems so important in the comments.


The only places "We finish for the day" is ok is if the implication is "we will finish..." as part of a sequence of events. E.g. "And then, we finish for the day."

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