"Jag väger sjuttio kilo."

Translation:I weigh seventy kilos.

December 29, 2014



So weigh and way are väger-vägen? Homonyms collide!

May 1, 2015


Is it pronounced kilo or shilo?

December 29, 2014


Both are listed in the dictionaries, but 99% of all people say shilo and most people will probably not even have heard the k-pronunciation. The k-sound is still common in Finland afaik, I also knew a very old lady from Stockholm with that pronunciation.

December 29, 2014


Kilo is common in Finland.

January 13, 2015


Yes, that's correct

February 13, 2018


Can I clarify if this is the full word for kilogram or if it literally translates to "kilo"? Tack!

October 11, 2017


The full word would be kilogram but nobody says that. :)

October 11, 2017


So.. writing 70 instead of sjuttio is wrong. That's annoying.

May 20, 2016


We're trying to teach you Swedish, you know.

July 9, 2016


I am pretty sure kilograms measure mass not weight

April 4, 2015


East of the US essentially everyone uses kilos to describe weight. That's because it's short for a unit called the kilogramme-weight that's defined as the weight of a one kilogramme mass object (1 kg → 1 kg wt), not the kilogramme itself.

June 5, 2015


Because gravitational force is (essentially, or close enough for everyday purposes) the same across the planet a mass unit can be used to measure weight. And yes, outside of the US we use metric measurements including the kilogram.

October 11, 2017


That's correct. However, in everyday language mass and weight are interchangable. A "kilo" has no scientifical meaning (a thousand, but a thousand of what? Kilogramme, kilometre, kilosecond, kilotesla, kilojoule... it has to be specified), however nobody uses the correct "kilogramme" while talking about the mass of a person or while shopping in a supermarket.

October 24, 2018
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