"Du är vacker i profil."

Translation:You are beautiful in profile.

December 18, 2014



I find it an hilarious insult. 'You're beautiful... in profile.'

You're basically telling them they are pretty as long as they don't look straight at you. Which is the funniest way I've ever heard of saying someone's ugly.


September 6, 2015


does this literally mean, 'the outline of your body/face is beautiful'? or does it refer to a 'profile' as in - an online description / dating profile /facebook profile etc. If it means the latter, I believe the English translation is incorrect and implies the former.

December 18, 2014


It means only the former in Swedish. The latter would have to be expressed otherwise, like Du är vacker på din profilbild or something like that.

December 18, 2014


What does this even mean in English? :S in profile? I've never heard that before. Does it mean in person?

December 27, 2014


From the side.

December 27, 2014


Oh, thanks...I've never used or heard that expression before :p

December 27, 2014


Glad to have taught you some proper English too :P

December 27, 2014


I guess it’s an expression which is more common in Swedish than in English.

December 27, 2014


I don't know that one would necessarily say "My, you are beautiful in profile!" as a common complement (that would be a very specific, flattering thing to say, or creepy, depending on the context!), but a beautiful profile is definitely a thing in English. It's a little poetic.

January 22, 2015


Not necessarily, it's pretty old fashioned it's true, dating back to a time when cameos and miniatures were in vogue, but as a photographer it's still something that I might say!

February 7, 2016


Does anyone else very clearly hear the normal-speed TTS pronounce the verb as "var"?

October 15, 2016


Yes! I do - not sure if I'm mishearing it or if it's meant to sound like that or if it's a problem with the TTS. (It is May 2017 just now - in case that helps with which TTS version people are using). Any thoughts?

May 21, 2017


October, it still sounds like that to me.

October 22, 2017


yup, definitely off a bit.

April 25, 2018


So does this mean like a pose? I'm a native English speaker and didn't have a clue what this meant until reading these comments

April 17, 2017


"your profile is beautiful" was marked wrong. It certainly doesn't have the implied insult of the preferred translation. Does it catch the Swedish meaning of the sentence or is that also a bit rude like the given translation?

June 19, 2017


Yes, it's Din profil är vacker in Swedish. I think it works pretty much the same in both languages – if you put it that way, you run less risk of being rude. Unless you stress profil a little too much …

June 19, 2017


"You have a beautiful profile" should be accepted as well. It has the same meaning and uses the same words but in a different order. And as an added bonus, it also works in English!

May 11, 2018


Jag vet han talar inte om mig! :( Haha

January 31, 2018


French: Tu es beau de profil

May 20, 2018
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