Thank you Swedish course for teaching me how to spell Committee in English :D Certainly enough letters in there, aren't there...
I usually think that it’s one of those words where you have to double all the consonants, just like Tallinn or ’kassett’.
In English, we have the nightmare of "bookkeeper". Only word that has three pairs of double letters in a row. THAT one looks Finnish.
I'm a little confused on this one. I said "Now are we a committee?" because of how the sentence structure reminded me of other questions are written in Swedish. Apparently this is a declaratory sentence but I don't see how that is distinguished other than with punctuation.
To create a direct question, the verb needs to go before the subject. If there is a question word like var, it goes before that: Var bor du? 'Where do you live?' but you can't have adverbs before the verb in a direct question, so there's no ambiguity here, this must be a statement. Är vi en kommitté? 'Are we a committee?' and Varför är vi en kommitté? 'Why are we a committee' would be questions.
Right that much I understand. I guess I meant more so for this specific example. How would you translate my answer, "Are we a committee now?", back into Swedish?
Oh gotcha. So am I correct in assuming then that writing that phrase with the 'now' in the beginning of then sentence isn't possible in Swedish?
I am using Swedish on a Turkish keyboard (QWERTY) and cannot figure out how to type the letter "é". I have checked some Swedish keyboard layouts out but still could not find it. Could anyone tell me how to do it? I know this is a petty problem, but it is rather frustrating for me! :D
On a Swedish layout, we first press the key to the left of backspace (for the acute accent), and then the E. Does that help?
This does not work for me, Zmrzlina. I had thought you had an individual key for it, too. Thanks by the way :)
Oh, that is my bad! I have just realized by chance that I had mistaken spacebar for backspace (I know, that's silly :D) and saw that it does work on my keyboard, too! And it is a lot easier! Tack igen!
Is this a joke? Like, is this something a person might say when they notice six or seven people have gathered and joined in a conversation?
Maybe? Idk :) I put "now we are one committee" to see if it would work. That would either describe the merging of several committees or describe newly discovered unity amongst formerly divided members.