"Kocken lägger lite smör i stekpannan."

Translation:The cook puts some butter in the frying pan.

December 17, 2014

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/KarolKocys

I get that "i" is "in" but wouldn't it make more sense in English to put butter on the pan, not in the pan? Not a native speaker of either language so maybe someone can explain.

December 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

Both English and Swedish tend to use /on in cases where you put things on top of something which has a flat top surface, and i/in in cases where you put something into something that is more like a container. The frying pan is not seen as totally flat here, but more as a container. The butter can be liquid and still stay in the frying pan.

A typically flat thing is a cutting board (en skärbräda), if you'd put the butter there it would be on/ respectively.

December 17, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/pekarekr

I have a lid for my frypan, and the butter is placed on the frying surface but in the pan.

November 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jbrains762

Översätts här "lite" bara som "some" eller kan man också förstå det som "a little"?

April 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

Both work.

April 13, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Metlieb

I think ON the frying pan should be accepted.

May 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Glennebanan

See Arnauti's comment above. Using 'on the frying pan' isn't idiomatic in English I'm afraid. Although I definitely think it's fair to use 'on' instead of 'in' when adding ingredients as you go, but only if you don't follow with saying 'the (frying) pan.' For instance, 'I'm putting the peppers on,' or 'I'm going to put a little more salt on it' or something.

May 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Jeanbean425734

In Swedish, is "some" the same as "a little"? In English, they are different.

July 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

It covers both - there's some overlap, at least. We accept a few other variations as well.

July 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jeanbean425734

Thank you!
In that case, maybe "a little" should be accepted in this sentence.

July 3, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

It is. :)

July 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/alexgrossini

It is not

October 7, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

Either a bug or you had another error, then. It's definitely accepted in the admin interface. What exactly did you put?

October 7, 2018
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