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"Hon ger honom en rakhyvel."

Translation:She gives him a razor.

December 18, 2014

25 Comments


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

It's amazing, the TTS sounds like a tape played backwards


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

Underwood ger Russo en rakhyvel


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gcl0020

Is "razor blade" okay?

Tack!


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

That would be rakblad. edit: ett rakblad


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

Can this refer to both a traditional razor and an electric razor?


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

No, the latter would be rakapparat - literally "shaving apparatus/device".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wertyasd0

How is "ger" pronouced?


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

Raka dig din smutsigt skägg!


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

Raka ditt smutsiga skägg! :)


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

If is not a razor blade nor an electric razor, what kind of razor is a 'rakhyvel'? Maybe one of those antique tools barbers used, with a foldable handle?


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

This is what I was referring to:

(Sorry for the huge pic, I couldn't find anything smaller with good image quality)


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

It looks old-fashioned and I've never seen anything like it.

Edit: Actually, it is not a "rakhyvel":). See devalanteriel's post below.


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

Och detta är ett rakblad:


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

DasMoose88: No, we use rakhyvel for that, though some say säkerhetshyvel.


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

If a razor blade is combined with the housing apparatus, however, it becomes a safety-razor. Is there a Swedish equivalent of "Safety-razor?"


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

Sorry, that's a rakkniv :)


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

Ok, so then we have rakkniv - shaving knife, rakhyvel - razor, rakblad - razor blade, rakapparat - electric razor

Watch out, hipsters...


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

Could "rakhyvel" refer to a box cutter razor, or is it only shaving razors?


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

Definitely a shaving razor. The box cutter kind is brytbladskniv - "break-blade-knife".

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