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"I will call you tomorrow."

Translation:Jag ringer dig i morgon.

January 5, 2015



If this is "verbs present #2", then why does this question use the future tense version of ringer (ringa)? We have only been shown ringer so far and it seems a little unfair?


The main Swedish translation does not use the future tense here, it uses the present ringer which, however often has a futural meaning in Swedish. There's a long discussion about the various nuances here on the reverse sentence forum that may be helpful: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/5663927


But "kommer att ringa" is also correct? How unnatural does this sound in Swedish?


I don't think it's unnatural per se, it's just that there's a slight difference in meaning and that you'd want to say that much less often. In most situations, Jag ringer dig imorgon is the most suitable alternative.


Åh, jag ser. So how would the meaning change exactly?


Interesting... In Portuguese we use the present to express future too ("Eu te ligo amanhã"). Many times this is more commom, but the future form is also correct ("Eu te ligarei amanhã").

In Swedish can I also use the future tense in this case (like in Portuguese that allows both)? Or just the present is correct here?


Both "i morgon" and "imorgon" are fine and accepted, although the Swedish Language Council recommends "i morgon", and that's also what you'll see in e.g. newspapers.


Just out of curiosity; if i morgon is tomorrow, how do you say this morning?


Den här morgonen = this morning

På morgonen = in the morning


Where is the future verb n this sentence? I


Random question: how would you say like when dinner is ready and your parents would say "call your brother"?


Säg till din bror


Äntligen fick jag ett svar! Tack så jättemycket!


Ah, but not du. Why did I use du?


Why is it dig instead of du?


"Du" is subjective, "dig" is objective. In English both are "you". "Du" is the "you" equivalent to "I" in the first person, and "dig" is the "you" equivalent to "me".

For example: "You call me" = "Du ringer mig" "I call you = "Jag ringer dig"

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