"Jag är inte religiös."

Translation:I am not religious.

December 14, 2014



Quite true, which can be awkward at times.

December 14, 2014


In Sweden, it's quite much the norm.

December 14, 2014


This goes for all of the Nordic countries.

January 27, 2015


The main exception being Färöarna.

March 12, 2019


I should have said "awkward if you happen to be a priest" - see my ikon/profile! But perhaps that too, is normal in Sweden.

April 9, 2015


Some of the statements of K.G. Hammar (Archbishop until 2006) come to mind – if you're interested, his English wikipedia article has some interesting information about this – look for "theological issues" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._G._Hammar

April 9, 2015


Thanks for that. The Church of England is still linked in some ways to the state, one of the good side effects of this is that heresy trials will never get anywhere. Even so there has been a defence organization since 1898 called then The Modern Churchmen's Union, now Modern Church, where those like Archbishop Hammar can find mutual support and a place to explore minority ways of thinking away from the famous "odium theologicum" .

April 10, 2015


What is a bit awkward, is that the g in "religiös" sounds closer to the Spanish g in the same position.

March 31, 2015


Blame French for that.

October 19, 2015


It is actually the sj-sound as in 'sjö'.

April 5, 2015


I just can't pronouce this word

May 19, 2015


Out of curiosity, are duolingo courses shaped to reflect a country's culture?

June 14, 2015


This one is, we tried to include typical cultural words & concepts throughout the course rather than making a Sweden skill. The downside is a lot of people get confused by some very typical words, because they seem rare and unexpected to them from their cultural point of view.

June 14, 2015


Happy to read no bad remarks in either direction here.

November 5, 2015


Does a normal Swede (in Stockholm area) pronounce the "G" in "Jag"? Or do they drop it?

August 2, 2016


The G in "jag" is silent. You might hear it if the word is emphasized.

August 2, 2016


Ok thanks

August 2, 2016


Do pronouns have a gender? (for purposes of adj/noun agreement)

September 19, 2015


I suppose you only use the app. Open duolingo on the website and access this unit, it will explain all the different ways an adjective is modified to match the noun. They really need to add those to the app....

October 8, 2015


I use the website. My question was on whether pronouns were considered ett or en words, not on how adjectives work, which wasn't in the adjective section. Nevertheless, I did get answered that pronouns are "en" words for the purpose of having adjectives agree with them

October 8, 2015


someone explains please , how is it pronunced this "religiös" word ? cause i hear it as relikhoious

September 14, 2016


The sj sound in Swedish "sky". It's close to a Standard German Ach, but not the same. I tend to think of how I pronounce it as F + W at the same time.

August 15, 2017


I made a simple typo; religous instead of religious and it was marked wrong. I was informed that one letter off was considered a typo ( unless it forms a new excisting word, like a/am)

But really there seem to be no rhyme or reason as to when typos are accepted. Some awfull typos have been accepted, while very often simple (one letter) typo's have not.

April 24, 2018


religiös is not clear enough. how does it pronounce?

September 25, 2018


It sounds like it's pronounced reh-lee-sjöss, where "sj" is the same Swedish pronunciation as in the number "sju," and ö, as always, is pronounced like the "i" in the word "bird." From what I understand, the sj sound is made by forming your mouth as if you were about to make the "k" sound and then vocalizing the "h" sound.

January 7, 2019
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