"The engineer presents his work."

Translation:Ingenjören presenterar sitt arbete.

December 8, 2014

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For multiple choice it also wants "sitt jobb" but in English "showing/presenting one's work" refers to progress or (especially in math) process, not one's being employed. Does "jobb" really work in this context of "work"?


I'm not quite sure that it's never possible to interpret 'work' in this English sentence in a way that could correspond to jobb in Swedish, but at least the interpretation that you mention is the most natural one, so I'm removing the translation with 'job' as 'best' translation (but leaving it as accepted), this means it shouldn't show up in the multiple choice question any more.


So, in this sample, the engineer is speaking about his profession in general? Not about a particular time machine he had just constructed?


I'd say in general, yes, his profession, no, the particular time machine, could be.

Han presenterar sitt arbete means he's talking about something he himself is doing. If he were speaking about being an engineer in general (his profession), it should say sitt yrke. But he is speaking about what he himself is doing. The most likely interpretation in my eyes is that he speaks about what he does at work, including the time machine project he's working on right now :)

Hope this helps, I guess this whole thing is a bit moot.


This. I was wondering the same thing.


Am also looking for clarification on that


I swear ingenjör is the hardest word for me to remember how to spell, then I finally get it right and I use "sin arbete." Grr.


Because it’s the engineer’s work who is the subject of the sentence. If you would’ve had hans it would be someone else’s. Sin, sitt, sina means ”his/her/its own”.


But why sitt and not sin? Isn't ingenjör a "en" word?


You would be right if it was 'sin ingenjör' (although I can't think of a situation in which you use this sentence) but it is 'sitt arbete' and 'arbete' is an ett-word.


i figured that's what it was! tack :)


Wouldn't it be sin not sitt?


No, sitt describes arbete not ingenjör and arbete is an ett word

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