"Nu är det för sent!"

Translation:Now it is too late!

November 30, 2014

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It's "är det" instead of "det är" because it's preceded by "Nu." Am I correct?


Right. The verb needs to be in second place in the sentence.


I too keep hearing the 'det' as 'du' - it catches me out every time!


Shouldn't "It is now too late" be accepted?


The word order there doesn't sound very natural. The other order I'd agree with is: "It is too late now"


I don't think it is too unnatural, like ''Is it now too late to book a room?'' sounds fairly natural to me.


Ashley, I find "It is now too late" equally acceptable, though it is perhaps not the most common usage these days; it might sound a little more British, in fact. I can imagine myself (and have probably said) "It is now too late to catch the 12:03 train" and so on. [I'm a 60-something American writer, and have lived abroad--Britain (10), Asia (5) and Sweden (2) for the past seventeen years.]


How will you ask the question "Now, is it too late?"


The voice here sounds like Nu är DU för sent


I'm actually hearing the "det" pretty clearly, definitely not hearing "du".


Det är aldrig för sent!


För is used in multiple unrelated senses? As in 'too' and 'for'?


I'm doing it 1 minutes to midnight while I havent reached my daily goal :D


Is " det är för sent nu"correct


It is, though swedes usually set nu on the first place, so it sounds little unusual to them when you set it elsewhere, I guess. Especially in short sentences where it is necessary to put an ephasis on nu. T.ex.: Nu kör vi! Nu kommer vi att äta.


I've often noticed the voice pronouncing s's as "sh" when the word is part of a sentence or long phrase. What are the rules for when this is permitted?


It's not the 'S' that gets changed -- it's the combination of R+S = the SH sound. Making up an example, 'nars' would be 'narsh' and so on. When the R is at the end of the word and the next begins with S, they are combined--as in the lesson sentence here: 'för sent' becomes 'furshent' (if I can make up my own way of thinking of it). I am not an expert, just a learner, so others may well correct or add to this, of course. ;-)


Again, I guess this is the adjective instead of the adverb form in this sentence?


if i say nu det ar for sent would that be referring to an object? now IT is too late? instead of just referring to like the time is too late


That breaks the V2 rule.


A pair of words to the pronunciation: isn't the letter cluster r+s always read as sh? Is this rule optional so that it is voiced here as rs? Why t in sent is not pronounced? It that also correct?

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