"Var sitter eluttaget?"
Translation:Where is the power outlet?
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"I väggen" means inside the wall, or when something in movement makes contact with the wall. If you throw a plate into a wall, you "kastar en tallrik i väggen". To walk into a wall is to "gå in i väggen" (which is also slang for "hitting the wall"; i.e exhaustion, burned out style).
I learned that:
1- We use finns when we are talking about something that has a permanent existence (det finns många kyrkor i staden).
2- We use sitter when we are talking about something that is attached to something else (Var sitter eluttaget?)
3-But what about står? because i remember the following clause (ditt namn står inte på listan). So can someone tell us when exactly do we use står?
4- finally we have det är (Det är många turister här).
So (det finns/det sitter/det står/det är) all of them could be translated to there is/are in English, so i am confused.
Jag behöver hjälp,tack :(
\3. Text står. (You have a typo: you probably mean listan 'the list' –en list can be e.g. 'a baseboard' or 'skirting').
Also things that have a 'tall' shape or have a functional up-down, when they're in their normal position. For instance flaskan står på bordet 'the bottle stands on the table'. Also glasses, cups, and even plates står because they have this intrinsic orientation.
It's really hard to describe when to use är vs finns, in many cases either works, but the tendency is as you describe, finns for more permanent existence and är for more temporary presence.
The second example sounds better with "med" - "Det är med på listan". All three works fine. (I'm Swedish)
I think it is not always obvious which positional verb to use, for example: "Den stora visaren står på tre" - "The big (clock) hand is on three" "Genomsnittet ligger på 15 poäng" - "The average is 15 points"
It is also common to say "Radion står på i köket" - "The radio is turned on in the kitchen", though that might be a different topic.
That's what I thought but wasn't quite sure. As far as German goes, it is quite conservative on "sitting", I can only think of examples using it for persons, never objects - those would "stand" or "lie" I suspect based on how vertical or horizontal it is. For example, a book "liegt" on a surface, a vase "steht". And the "sitter pa vägen" mentioned above would be quite weird to a German-speaker, because it seems to defy gravity :-)