"Until you find it."
Translation:Tills du hittar den.
Thanks, but is it the same for all adverbs that are at the start of the sentence?
This sentence fragment is a subclause, because tills is a subordinating conjunction. With those, you'll always get this word order. In a main clause (unless it's a question) you always get the verb in second place. Read more about word order here: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/8970470
"Tills" focus more on the time that actually passes by while waiting for the condition. "Förrän" is more concerned a bout a condition that blocks an action or a state change. It is most often seen together with inte.
I'll use two examples to illustrate the difference:
"Vi kan inte gå förrän vi hittar den." - "We can not leave until we find it."
"Du får klara dig tills vi hittar den." - "You have to manage until we find it."
I've seen both "den" and "det" accepted here. Is there any reason? I'm still not certain on the differences
Since the English sentence could be translated to either den or det, both translations are accepted.
Ok. So it wasn't a singular/plural thing. It's just that we don't know if the "it" reffered is an "ett" or "en" word. Correct?
Can someone explain why its not tills den hittar du? Doesnt the verb always come before the "who"
The normal word order is subject-verb-object (du hittar den). ”Tills” is a conjunction that introduces a new clause, such as ”du hittar den”. Then you can switch the subject and the object for emphasis sometimes, but not in this case since ”tills” already is in the beginning.
Yes, this is just a sentence fragment. A whole sentence could be for instance Jag letar tills jag hittar den, ('I'll look until I find it') where tills jag hittar den is a subclause, so V2 does not apply, instead the subject needs to go before the verb.
You could say that tills here is a conjunction and introduces a new main clause, so V2 is reset and you start over with jag hittar den.
I don't think so: if you insert inte, it would have to go before the verb. So I think tills is a subordinating conjunction and starts a subclause.
Du is the subject, hittar is the predicate and den is the object. The predicate is normally before the object.
hittar is the normal word and finner is formal. finner is used for some abstract senses, but for concrete things, I don't believe I ever use finner in the spoken language.
It isn't, all combinations of those are accepted answers. If you get it as a multiple choice question, you might get one, two, or even three correct options to choose from.
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