The voice is not quite perfect on this sentence, as of August 31st, 2017, so I've taken the liberty of re-recording it.
I'm not sure what's happening here, the whole audio file sounds glitchy, so just disregard the voice completely.
Please find a correct recording on http://duolingo.vydea.io/e248e047cd1e4ddca35419c9eaa0c9d0.mp3
For more info on re-recordings, please check the info thread: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/23723515
Thanks for listening. Ha en bra dag! :)
Hyra ìs infinitive. "Vi behöver hyra cyklar" = "We need to rent bikes." Hyr is the present form.
Who are "vi"? The people who are going bicycling? or the people who rent out the bicycles?
"Vi" are the people who are going bicycling. If they were the people who rent it, the sentence would be "Vi hyr ut cyklar."
Can this not be translated as hire? I know that sounds awkward but hire is English... Like a boat hire is a boat rental?
Me too, and it's a more logical cognate (therefore easier to remember!)
Does hyr mean "we rent bicycles from the bicycle-rental-store so that we can use them ourselves," or does it mean "We, the owners of a bicycle-rental-store, rent out bicycles to customers"?