Arnauti, This is a very useful site! Thank you! Do you know how to get translation of the pronounced word on the site?
It'd be helpful, at least in my opinion, if the vocabulary words also included a slower pronunciation for my foreign ears. I miss the turtle ;)
I'd assume the use of 'I am sorry' might be inyetjectory rather than apologetic, making it synonomous with 'excuse me', similar to how people might use it this way in English. Example: "I'm sorry, could you please tell me..."
I could be totally missing the mark, I just see a similarity here.
Sorry for the typos. There doesn't seem to be an option for me to edit on mobile.
i knew a german guy who used it as 'excuse me'. he'd approach someone and ask "i'm sorry?" as a question.
The way I say it, I'd stress the middle syllable. But I'm not sure I'm all to representative in this case. Or am I? :S
I think one could stress either the first syllable or the middle one. I know I say it both ways. I think that the verb ursäktar is usually stressed on the first syllable, but this form ursäkta is most often stressed on the middle one.
I am a little unclear, is this ment as an apology? Or is it to get a someones attention? Or (lol) do you say it as you would if you needed to get passed someone?
It is used for all of those. For a more serious apology, it's better to use förlåt instead.
URSÄKTA = excuse, pardon while FÖRLÅT = my apologies, forgive me. Also note that å,ä and ö are specific letters, representing sounds quite different from a and o.
it would be nice to learn new vocabulary words before the strengthen skills' test…
Yeah, if you blow through the regular lessons without making many mistakes, sometimes it won't get a chance to teach you some words since it's random exercises. It's almost better to purposely mess up a few times to make sure you get to learn everything.
Yes, Occultine, once I realized that, I began to check the individual lessons to see how many words were listed that I didn't know. Then if there were two or more, I would redo that one before doing the strengthening lesson. That is what I am doing in this lesson now.
My dad knows a little bit of swedish, and he told me a while ago that Ursäkta may, or something like that was Excuse me.
Well Im still a newbie but wouldnt be right to say ursakta mir= excuse ME and ursakta=sorry?
- Swedish doesn't have "mir," it's "mig"
- I think this could be considered a fixed phrase, so you don't need mig because it's implied.
Quentin, I believe you are correct, because the DL translations included "me" and "I" as part of the translation for "ursäkta". (I'm a newbie also. : ) )
Some people here be like "am i hearing some xnk betweek the z and f of 'mycket'?"
To me, this word sounds almost like it could be inserted into Turkish without much effort. I'd be interested to know the etymology of this word if anyone had any info on it. Tack tack :)
did you all know a secret- if you don't know the meaning of a word on duolingo, just hover and make your mouse stay there- you will see the answer of the question
Excuse me, is Ursäkta for ¨Excuse me¨ or for ¨I'm Sorry¨?? Or both are okay?
There is a small similarity in the sounds L (Alveolar lateral approximant) and R (Alveolar flap). Especially in Korean, they have one letter for both sounds of L and R because they sound so similar and can be used interchangebly in Korean. So you might be hearing the R, but it just sounds like an L.
Re: Korean, I would not say the above it quite correct. The letter ㄹ in Korean plays the roles of both letters not because of similarity of interchangeability of sounds, but actually because it is a letter that has to play two distinct consonant roles, the tone decided strictly on the position of the letter in a syllable. As such, the letter ㄹ follows specific rules for pronunciation use and is not arbitrary in how it is voiced, nor are both sounds similar sounding, except for certain cases in initial position where it is somewhere between a tapped R and an L, such as the word 라면.
I know a few words in Swedish. when i first saw this word i knew it meant Excuse me. But i said that i was told i was wrong. Now when i type what i was re-taught i was wrong again. This app doesnt know what its doing
No idea what may have happened, but Excuse me is the suggested answer here. Could have been some glitch possibly.