"Varför är du så tyst?"

Translation:Why are you so quiet?

January 3, 2015

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Varför är du så tysk?


"Jag undrar om du vet varför du är så högt?!"

Det kan man nog svara med. :P


Jag förmodar att han var född i Tyskland?


Eftersom jag är finländare. :)


Finns are known for being quiet? (And Swedes for being noisy?) Not a lot of either people here in my part of California so I wouldn't know. >.>


I think being the slightly introverted, calm type is quite much part of the Swedish and Finnish self-images. There might be some truth to it, but I guess some of it is just cultural stereotyping.


Strange thing is that in Bulgaria we call germans "nemci" which comes from the word "numb". And "tyst" sounds like "tysk" and it means "quiet". I wonder if there's any relation.


It comes from the word meaning "mute", i.e. someone who cannot speak proper language. It's the same in russian.


"Why are you so [insert personality trait which is seen as negative]?" are the most hideous and stupid questions a person can make. Anyone with a bit of social intelligence should totally avoid them.

People are the way they are just because they are like that, they haven't decided to be like that and there's no valid reason they could give you. In any case, those questions are often more an aggression than a genuine search for explanations.


För att är jag svenska!


Duo just taught me a new word in English. A possible translation for "tyst" is "taciturn". I had never heard of this work before.

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