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"Your parents are going to miss you."

Translation:Dina föräldrar kommer att sakna dig.

December 13, 2014

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CapitalKris

Why "Dina föräldrar ska sakna dig" is not an acceptible solution?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arnauti

ska involves someone controlling the action in a way that just doesn't work well with this sentence. The English sentence here is just a prediction, you're talking about something that will probably happen. For those cases, it's always kommer att in Swedish.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/CapitalKris

In that case, I think that the English translation should definitely be: "Your parents will miss you." Then there won't be any confusion here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Teresa624701

Can you also say 'dina föräldrar kommer att sakna dig'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Arnauti

That is the main translation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnthonyGaskin

I am finding kommer and ska really difficult to the extent that I have got this one wrong several times. Of course I don't disagree when all Swedes say that's how it is. However I do not think the explanations here always fit I have spent a fair amount of time in Sweden working, speaking and reading and watching tv. Not fluent obviously but more thatn get by but this one is hard from English We no longer distinguish Will and shall clearly in our own language either.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/devalanteriel

As a consequence, kommer att and ska are both accepted for a very large number of sentences in the course, but sometimes, only one of them really applies. In this case, using ska sounds like you're promising that the parents will miss you, which is a weird thing to say.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AnthonyGaskin

However, I feel that it is the certainty of their feelings rather than a future event. And I usually agree with the primary answer. Thanks for the reply.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rabidlemur

What's wrong with saying "Era föräldrar kommer att sakna er"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/devalanteriel

Nothing - that's an excellent translation.

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