The pronunciation is wrong. It's more like "Jag tar PÅ mig skorNA". I couldn't find a link, but the "på" should be stressed and "na" in the end of "skorna" should be heard.
Why is it "my" shoes here? My answer "i put on shoes" was rejected. Shouldn't it then be "jag tar på mig mina skorna"?
Or just translate it literally: "I put THE shoes on", because after all it says skorna, not skor. This is accepted as well, and it too implies that you're putting on your shoes, on yourself.
Is it true that leaving your shoes on/off when the host/already-arrived-guests have theirs off/on is very rude in Sweden?
It's a question of class. In the real upper crust, they always walk around with their shoes on indoors at home. And there are actually some 'lower class' groups where they do too. But the huge majority of people in between normally take their shoes off indoors at home. (also, you may be expected to bring special indoors shoes for dressed-up events, especially if the weather is dirty).
So this is an area where you can easily reveal your social background.
That's pretty neat. Although I expect your upper crust is a lot more like the regular folk than the English-world elite. We had special indoor shoes in elementary school, but that ended there. Thanks for sharing.
I think we misunderstand each other. I mean that shoes are dirty, so hosts who care about cleanliness do not permit shoes to be worn in their houses.
I can only speak for the people I know. I don't think there is a national average. However, I am quite sure that most people take off their shoes indoors. Simply for comfort. When it comes to guests, that depends not on class but on neatness. If the host prizes clean floors they won't allow it. I do know many people who will say "nah" if I ask whether or not I should I take off my shoes.
Can't really get into my head how people think the floors will be cleaner if people use shoes, not that I haven't heard this idea before. I guess the answer is either really disgusting feet or incredibly clean streets.
In my experience it depends much more on region than on class. In Canada and snowier parts of the US (northern midwest, New England, …), most people I knew considered it unusual and rude to wear outdoor shoes indoors. In other parts of the US I’ve spent time (California, Pittsburgh), it was normal to keep your outdoor shoes on indoors. In the UK, it’s more variable; plenty of people take off their shoes to come in, others don’t unless they’re unusually muddy or something.
Saying this, I'm pretty sure that rich people keep their shoes on. If there was a rich-person party they'd have shoes (and hardwood floors.) YOu just can't tell someones class from that. (Just look at their car or their house.)
No, particularly in the fall, winter and spring, when your footwear would make a mess of the floor.
Why "skorna" and not "skor"? I don't understand the use of the definite form here.
Swedish will often use a definite form to indicate personal possession, whereas English prefers using my etc.
How can I know when to pronounce the "K" one way or another? This is really confusing me...
In New Zealand we always left our shoes on. I prefer the Swedish way, to remove them at the door.
Yep same thing in Australia shoes on indoors. Now after living in Sweden i find it so so strange to walk inside a home with shoes on.. other than slippers of course
Just for gits and shiggles, I tried "I don my shoes." It is archaic/poetic, and it wasn't accepted. To don means to put on (some article of clothing), and to doff means to take it off. One doffs one's hat when entering a nice restaurant. Just wanted to share that bit of fun.