"A story"

Translation:En historia

January 1, 2015

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Coreopsis2943

What an interesting idea--to have history be the same word as "story"--as if it's all made up.....

January 22, 2015

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

Same with Polish, also spelled as "historia"

November 12, 2017

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

Comme "l'histoire" en français...

May 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ion1122

Or die Geschichte in German

August 6, 2016

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

Well, according to Orwell, since 1936 it is. :-)

November 14, 2017

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

Are story and history the same word?

January 3, 2015

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

Yep, same in French, except we write history with a capital H. Une histoire (a story) vs L'Histoire, the big one, beautiful and eternal.

January 9, 2015

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

Same in Spanish, and it's spelled the same way as in Swedish, too... only difference is Spanish's "h" is silent.

March 10, 2015

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

That's so cool

March 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/victorfavoreto9

Strange. Is Portuguese the only one of the Romance languages that actually have a different word for history and story? História and estória.

March 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bluthund
  • and in German (Geschichte = Geschichte)
January 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tracymorgan1

Could you also answer "en saga"?

January 1, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anrui
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No, a "saga" is a particular kind of story and is better translated as "tale" or "fairytale".

January 11, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thorr18

En berättelse. "A tell-ing", "A narration". It looks like "A beration", which is a more specific scolding type of telling but, as far as I can see, the words that are cognate with Swedish rät words aren't with Swedish rat words.

February 24, 2017
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