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  5. "En vecka är inte en månad."

"En vecka är inte en månad."

Translation:A week is not a month.

December 8, 2014



This might be a good time to ask whether or not the use of 'ingen' and 'inget' ever mean 'not a' like German 'kein' and Dutch 'geen'. It seems to me that when used it only really translates to 'no' as in "There is no [obj]". Can anyone clarify this please? Tack!

December 8, 2014


i'm not sure it works this way, but as a dutch speaker, i'm assuming it works kinda the same as in dutch, in dutch you can say:

'een week is niet een maand' = 'a week is not a month' (so, a sentence with 'not a')

and you can say

'een week is geen maand' = 'a week is no month' (so a sentence with no)

i'd assume, the first sentence translates to:'en vecka är inte en månad' and the second sentence translates to 'en vecka är ingen månad'

to the native swedes, correct me if i'm wrong

December 31, 2014



January 1, 2015


Ah, thanks for the reply! That's kinda what I was assuming, but I knew from German that kein can be translated as both 'no' and 'not a', so I wanted the clarification on the use of those two negations.

January 4, 2015


It sounds like är is pronounced differently with the new TTS than the former. For me at least, it now sounds similar to the English word 'are' (for lack of a better example) whereas the former pronunciation sounded more like the English word 'air'. Am I hearing things? If not, are both pronunciations common and/or acceptable?

March 6, 2015


It's pronounced like a long Ä-sound or E-sound with a silent R in all but very emphasized uses.

November 4, 2015


Ok. Tack :)

November 11, 2015


Is this a proverb? It sounds like a proverb

September 9, 2017


No, just a random sentence.

July 10, 2018


This month: i månad? This year: i år ? This week dinna veckan ?

December 4, 2017

  • this month = den här månaden or denna månad
  • this year = det här året or detta år or i år (if you mean "in" this year)
  • this week = den här veckan or denna vecka
July 10, 2018
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