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"What a big sausage you have!"

Translation:Vilken stor korv du har!

December 26, 2014

22 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ste2249329

Thanks! This will be very useful on my trip!


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

I, too, make it a duty to always compliment them for their big sausage before I get some.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kabes6

*creepy smile


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JeanLibera1

I wonder if this really something that you could say in polite Swedish company? It would depend on your intonation and the context, but in English I don't think I would say this for fear of misinterpretation.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wheezy869046

Honestly, this is creepy, when testing out of level 2 I just got these directly one after the other:

What a big sausage you have!

The girl eats the carrot.

The cream is white.

Duo needs a NSFW marker!


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

I can understand the sausage sentence, but the cream one uses grädde, which is only ever cooking cream, and the carrot one seems rather childish to interpret as NSFW.


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

What happened to V2 here? Tack.


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

We don't mention it all the time, but V2 does not apply in exclamations either. There's a description of these under #5 in this topic: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/8970470


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

Thanks. I have German and Dutch pushing me to invert here, so it's tricky to remember that exclamations form an exception to V2 in Swedish.


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

Is it true ren korv = clean sausage / renkorv = reindeer sausage?


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

Yes, that's correct.


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

Skrattar som Beavis och Butthead


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

What's the difference between the Swedish words for hot dog and sausage?


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

A hot dog is en varmkorv. There are lots of different types of korv with names that are compound nouns.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patrick889093

Why vilken not vad ?


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

Swedish doesn't have the "what a" construction that English does.


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

Can't I say "vad en stor korv har du?"


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

Nope, Swedish can't use the "what a..." construction.


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

Why is this "vilken" if "korv" is an ett-word?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NattKullav1

"Korv" är en-ord. korv , korven , korvar , korvarna


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Edwin558763

Whi is it that the pinkish dialog box cannot be moved thereby hindering me from ckeckng iwhat I wrote. It's frustrating


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

Unfortunately, the only advice I can offer is to post in the troubleshooting forums (https://forum.duolingo.com/topic/647), since course contributors can do absolutely nothing about it.

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