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" och lägg dig!"

Translation:Go to bed!

January 2, 2015

22 Comments


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

And there is no expression like "Gå till sängen" or something like this? This is how parents talk to their kids?


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

Is this literally "go and lie down"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lundgren8

Rather, ”go and lay yourself”. Lägga sig (lay oneself) means ”to go to bed”.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Olweg
  • 1226

It's exactly like the french sentence "vas te coucher" :D


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

And in neapolitan dialect: "Vatt'a cuccà!"/"Va te corca!" :D


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

And it's the same in spanish, "ve a acostarte" or in Argentina we say.. "andá a acostarte". That it's literally that, "go and lie down"


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

Except that in French it is "VA te coucher" ! Many verbs (1st group + aller + avoir + some exceptions) don't take an S at the 2nd person of imperative ("tu"). Very common mistake sadly... MANGE tes légumes !


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

Couldn't this also mean "Go to sleep"? Wasn't accepted.


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

Also, 'go to sleep' is somna in Swedish. Först gick jag och lade mig, sedan somnade jag. 'First I went to bed, then I went to sleep'.


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

It's implied, but not exactly the same.


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

How can one distinguish "och" in this recording?


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

I can't hear the recording at the moment, but as a general rule, it's quite difficult to discern here. The word och is very frequently pronounced just å, especially if it's followed by a consonant sound. And with the previous vowel ending in that exact sound, people will either just drag that vowel out a tiny stretch longer - or not at all. So if the voice hardly even pronounces the och, she's actually doing the correct thing.


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

Thank you for your reply!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Qrren
  • 1248

Since this is "go to bed", what would be the actual expression for "go and lie down"?


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

(gå och) lägg dig ned, since lägga sig ned means to lie down.


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

I hear people say "gå [och?] leg dig" to dogs in Sweden often. Doesn't it just mean "go lay down" in that context?


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

Gå och lägg dig, yes. It's just as normal to say to a dog in that context, as it is to a child in the "go to bed [and fall asleep]" sense.


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

Yes, it means "go and lay (down), but it is also used as "Oh come on, give up!" or "Oh come on, stop it", something like "Give me a break!" :) So depending a bit on the situation. Bit still it means: Go and lay (down) :)


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

Go and lay yourself ? We use that too in Romanian :D


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

Why not "Go to sleep"?


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

The Swedish phrase means "go to bed" - not quite the same thing.

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