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Swedish prepositions: I'm looking at you på, till, and för!

I need help with Swedish prepositions. I'm fed up with them. Some of the easy ones, like under, which means during and under, are easy. Ones like på, however, seem to be able to mean any and every preposition in the book. I can't seem to see any rule about when they are used and what they mean in each situation, so I would like some help. Thanks!

January 1, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HelenCarlsson

Have you read this post on the Swedish Language Blog? Or is it in the Swedish Language blog :)?

I have a problem with prepositions in all languages I study. Isn't that normal?

Edit: This one is about "till".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sjodni

haha, and yeah. Thank you!!!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sjodni

Oh that was really helpful!!! And, what is your native language?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HelenCarlsson

Swedish :).

Do you know the difference between "titta i taket" och "titta taket", by the way?

titta i taket - look at the ceiling
titta på taket - look at the roof


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sjodni

No, I don't........


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tuggummi

A spider or a fly can sit "i taket". I don't what that would be in English: on or in the ceiling?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sjodni

Does that apply other ways too? Jag är på taket, Jag är i taket?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HelenCarlsson

Can you please explain how you manage to be "i taket" :)? "Jag är på taket" makes perfectly sense though, it means "I am on the roof". In the winter time, we need to go there to do some snow shoveling for example.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sjodni

First, I was not paying attention to what I was writing, whoops! And second, you do???That's not fun!!!

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