"You are wearing a jacket."

Translation:Du har på dig en jacka.

December 16, 2014

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Why is it "har på dig"? I've only seen "Har på sig" in the lessons.


”Sig” means ”himself/herself/itself/oneself” and ”dig” means ”yourself”.

  • Jag har på mig en jacka. (I’m wearing a jacket, lit. I have on myself a jacket)
  • Du har på dig en jacka. (You are wearing a jacket, lit. You have on yourself a jacket.)
  • Hon har på sig en jacka. (She is wearing a jacket, lit. She has on herself a jacket.)


what about we and they? which shall i put out of the 3 you listed?

  • Vi har på oss en jacka. (We are wearing a jacket.
  • Ni har på er en jacka. (You all are wearing a jacket.)
  • De har på sig en jacka. (They are wearing a jacket; same as he/she/it)


I finally got them all together, thank you very much!


Shouldnt these be plural for the jacket


thank's for clearing that up!!


What about leaving off the dig? Would that change the meaning in Swedish?


Not really, but it's idiomatic to include it.


It could be "Du har en jacka på dig".


If there is an error in the software the hints give you sig and not dig. This needs clarification.


Duolingo rejected my "Du har på en jacka" in favor of "Du har på null en jacka."

What is the "null" doing there?


There seems to be an error somewhere in this software confusing sig and dig as far as the choices go. It seems to think that you chose dig instead of sig. Nicht war?


Is it correct to translate "har på dig" as "have on your"? Ie - you are wearing your jacket vs you have on your jacket


You are along the right lines but it's not quite right as "dig" is not a possessive word meaning "your" like "din" is.

A closer literal translation for "dig" would be like "have on yourself" :)


You "have on you" a jacket would a truly literal translation (but of course not very idiomatic in English). Du is the subject form, and dig is the object form.

In English we have "I" and "me" in first person for subject and object, but in second person English just uses "you" for both. It's one of the peculiar features of English that we use "you" for a whole variety of purposes when other languages tend to distinguish.

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