Do people eat turtles?
no, maybe in some parts of the world not sure.
nej, vi äter inte skolpaddor
You wrote "No, we don't eat school toads" :-)
Of course they do. It used to be found in cheap red white Campell's soup cans, as well as at fancy state dinners. What don't people eat?
We eat turtles all the time in Florida. Turtle soup is delicious. :P
say sike right now
Same in Pennsylvania
I can understand the second half of skölpaddor, but the sköl part eludes me a bit.
Sköld means shield, padda means toad. Shield-toad.
Thank you, but I meant the pronunciation. I think I might have it now, though.
Tack så mycket!
Well, this is a dark one
No! Don't eat them!
Why is it sköldpaddor, not sköldpaddorna?
Sköldpaddorna would be "the turtles" instead of just "turtles". It's the definite plural and so refers to specific turtles that the speaker has in mind, rather than turtles in general.
Such a strange sentence, though