do you need to follow up lager with mat? can you simply say "han lager medan vi sover"?
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For some reason i thought this might be a V2 rule: I wrote 'medan sover vi'. Still cant grasp the v2 rule
Why cant I use "kockar" instead of "lagar mat".
What is the difference?
because kockar means cooks. As in chefs. not as in "he cooks". they say makes food.
What is the difference between medan and stund?
medan is a conjunction, like in this sentence, but en stund is the same as a while, so that is a noun.
It's interesting that this sentence does not apply the "verb before subject rule". Ie. "Han lagar mat medan sover vi." is counted as incorrect. Is there a reason for this that I am not grasping?
My Swedish boyfriend says they say "medans", not "medan"
Would it be wrong to say "Han lagar mat när vi sover'?
No, but it wouldn't really translate this sentence, it would translate He cooks when we sleep.
it says "he cooks", not "he cooks food", then why are we adding "mat" here?
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I don't exactly understand this rule. What is the difference between the two sentences? Nar jag lagar mat, ater hon. And Han lagar mat medan vi sover. Thanks your help.
Couldn't you use the infinitive form for 'sleep'? "Han lagar mat medan vi sova?"
No, we can't do that. (And you can't in English either, if you could, you'd be able to say We cook while he sleep).
There were just two of the same 'Han lagar mat medan vi sover', but it gave one wrong. Glitch maybe.
Isn't it also correct to say : "Medan vi sover, lagar han mat" ?
As far as I see I think you are right...
It's not a literal translation, so duolingo doesn't accept it.
the pronunciation of Vi seems wrong to me. It sounds like veh rather than vee, as it should. The correct sound is vee, as in the english words he or she. As it stands it sounds like veh, as in vehicle or vehement. Which is wrong.