"Det ligger en ödla golvet i badrummet."

Translation:There is a lizard on the floor in the bathroom.

December 28, 2014

24 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

A reason for concern

December 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Zzzzz...

Fear not, my friend. The lizards in Norden are rarely longer than the length of one's palm. If there is en huggorm på golvet, however... Now that is a reason for concern.

January 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

what's a huggorm? And thanks for giving me a reason not to concern.

January 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Zzzzz...

An adder. They are usually shy, though, and since the harsh winters force us to build our houses with good foundations, they rarely find their way indoors - apart from the saunas that we erect on the beaches of our lakes and on the shores of our sea. Generally speaking, the adder is the most dangerous creature you can encounter here; bears, lynx, wolverines and wolves are almost non-existant in Sweden and not much more common in Finland. I am 33 years old and I have seen a lynx once, and although my parents live next door to a bear, they have never seen it. So if you want to pay us a visit, you need not worry. You would be in bigger danger visiting the Rockies.

January 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni

Oh, ok! So, the more dangerous trip costs less....

January 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/km1

Your parents live next door to a bear? Do tell us more!

January 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/FLchick

ödla på golvet I can deal with.

May 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Pe_achy

Du är en ödla, Harry

January 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonathan606349

Does the use of "ligger" here (as opposed to "är") imply that the lizard is dead? Or does it simply imply that the lizard is low to the ground?

January 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

The lizard is so low to the ground as you say that we'd probably see it as 'lying' most of the time, so it doesn't have to be dead.

January 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonathan606349

Gotcha. Thanks!

January 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/bigswedeej

I dont recall seeing in these lessons- what is bedroom?

April 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Jonathan606349

Sovrum.

April 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/bigswedeej

Tack

April 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/the.pyat

For some reason my exercise said "det sitter en odla..." so i said "there is a lizard sitting on the floor in the bathroom," and of course it counted that wrong.

November 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

You didn't happen to grab a screenshot of that? It sounds like there must be a bug here and it's one I haven't seen before. The incubator tells me that this sentence hasn't been changed for 2 years, and sitter is not in any accepted answer. So I'm a bit concerned about whether Duo has come up with some new "clever" algorithm that bypasses our choice of accepted answers.

November 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/dfpeterson

fins det ödlarna i sverige?

March 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

We have 3 different species, they're all small and totally harmless.

November 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/GlennaJo

that must be why they are cute or sweet. :-)

September 27, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/EdcpBin

when does one use "det ligger en..." and "det är en"? In an earlier sentence, it is Det är en orm i skon. Would it be wrong to say Det ligger en orm i skon?

December 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

är is a general term and ligger is a spatial one. You can typically use är whenever, and ligger only if it's actually lying down. So your worm example works well. :)

December 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/thoscorco

This could certainly be translated as "A lizard is on the floor in the bathroom."

February 21, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

Yep, I've added that.

February 22, 2019
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