"They walk ahead."

Translation:De går framåt.

January 1, 2015



As a native Swedish speaker, I would translate this sentence to De går före. The suggested translation De går framåt would be expressed They walk forward, as I see it. These are the meanings of the word ahead

further forward in space; in the line of one's forward motion. "further forward in time; in advance; in the near future.

November 22, 2015


Me too, native Swedish speaker, I think De går före is what is expressed here. E.g. Some of my friends walk ahead (går före), I will soon follow.

January 18, 2016


To be honest, I'd personally translate it as de går i förväg. We should probably have a look at this one.

January 18, 2016


Yes, i förväg is elegant. Maybe före in this case is more spoken language.

January 18, 2016


Great discussion and clarification from Zmrzlina about the distinctions between framåt, före & framför. I wonder if the last could be used in the following way and mean 'they walk ahead of us'? P.S. My feel for when to use which preposition in Swedish is still pretty tenuous! 'De går framför oss'

May 6, 2017


I agree De går före makes more sense here.

April 12, 2016


Why not "De åker framåt?"

November 25, 2015


walk is always on foot but åker is always by vehicle.

January 18, 2016


Ah, tack.

January 20, 2016


What is the usage difference between framat, fore, and framfor? I can't figure out in which situations I'm supposed to use each word (and/or not supposed to use the others).

January 1, 2015


Framåt = Forwards (the direction)

Före = Before (in either time or space!)

Framför = In front of (the location)

January 1, 2015


Could this be included in the "tips & notes"?

February 7, 2015



May 15, 2015


And what does fram fits for?

November 9, 2015


I put "De går framför" instead and got it right. Thanks to Zmrzlina for making it clearer the difference between framåt and framför.

I agree with others that given what I understand the words to mean, de går före makes more sense.

August 25, 2018


Could you please explain why i couldn't say de promenera framät.

August 5, 2016
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