"Vi köper möbler."

Translation:We buy furniture.

December 29, 2014

23 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/alexinIreland

I wonder where.

December 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Jan-Olav

Ikea?

January 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jerobarraco

sounds like spanish mueble

May 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Jan-Olav

They originate from latin 'mobilis'. Swedish borrowed it from the French 'meuble'.

May 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/amuzulo

Wow, I always wondered where meblo came from in Esperanto. I remember seeing it in Polish and thought, "Oh, it comes from Slavic languages." lol

January 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Salomee_e

In german it is Möbel.

April 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/amuzulo

Ah yeah, funny I forgot about this and I live in Berlin... :)

April 24, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/v.ivanov

It's been a perfect international word for Zamenhof, sounds similar in German, French and Russian.

April 25, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jerobarraco

thanks! i love learning those stuff :)

May 29, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Sand_from_Mars

and we say "meuble" in French. :-)

January 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LingoLaura

or Italian 'mobile'

December 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

That certainly puts La donna è mobile into weird context.

December 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LingoLaura

must be a homophone

December 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Seeheer

No wonder i thought IT was a cell phone !

March 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/RowenaJane

is 'möbel' a 'piece of furniture' rather than 'möbler' being 'furniture'?

September 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

Yes, that is correct.

September 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/anapicass

I just put 'we are shopping for furniture' and it was wrong...why?

April 15, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/User_Grant

Shopping and buying have two different meanings. I can shop for clothes, but I don't have to buy them. Sorry, I don't know exactly what the word for shopping is in Swedish. Maybe the mods can help you. :)

April 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/crazy4sweden

i get this wrong everytime i put shop for

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

Yes, shop for isn't quite the same as buy. You can actually say shoppar in Swedish for 'shops'. And 'shops for' can sometimes be translated as letar 'look for'.

July 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/VinVinWorld

Where does the word furniture originate from then?

January 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

It's from the French fourniture, and was borrowed during a time when it was more common.

January 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/VinVinWorld

Thanks!

January 29, 2017
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