"She is having a bad day."

Translation:Hon har en dålig dag.

December 6, 2014

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I thought I'd use some alternative vocabulary and tried, "Hon har en illa dag." Is there some kind of difference between dålig and illa, or did I just use the wrong form?



Yes, ”illa” is an adverb (badly) and ”dålig” is an adjective. Saying ”en illa dag” is a bit like saying ”a badly day”.


Is there not a continuous form that you could use here?


No. We have two ways of expressing a continuous meaning, but neither of them would fit here.

There's a long discussion about the lack of continuous in Swedish here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/5954508
and our continuous expressions are taught in the skill Continuous here https://www.duolingo.com/skill/sv/Continuous-Forms (this link will only work for users who have reached that skill).


Thanks! I honestly don't know why I would have asked such a silly question haha. :)


I think it's a good question, actually I think there's a whole subject for a thesis to be found in this, but don't get me started. Anyway I try to answer even old questions in the forums – I realize the person who asked them has probably learned lots 3 months later so they may already know the answer, but if a question has occurred to one person, it's likely to occur to others too.


Thanks! I appreciate all the effort you all continue to put into this course!


Dålig reminds me of Değil in Turkish which is used to negate.

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