"She jumped into the water."

Translation:Hon hoppade i vattnet.

December 31, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/thomas_wall

Is "Hon hoppade in i vattnet." wrong or unidiomatic?

December 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Zmrzlina

It's unidiomatic. You don't jump "in i vattnet".

December 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/thomas_wall

It's ok to say "Hon gick in i vattnet" though, right? Is there a difference between "gick in i vattnet" and "gick i vattnet"?

December 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Anrui
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If you say "in i" it sounds like the object you're walking into is solid, such as a wall or perhaps a street lamp. When I read the sentence "Hon gick in i vattnet" it sounds like she struck a solid wall of water to me.

However, you could of course "gå in i" a house, a building or similar.

January 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Zmrzlina

You just cant go "in i" water in Swedish. We'd say just "i vattnet."

If you want to say descended into the water, you could use "ner i vattnet" I suppose.

December 31, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Beanybadger

How does it work with other concepts, like she went 'into the distance', 'into the room', into hibernation'? Is in i just used for buildings and solid things, or everything except water?

October 10, 2018
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