"Har du varit i Stockholm?"

Translation:Have you been in Stockholm?

January 10, 2015



Could this also mean Have you been to Stockholm? or would that be Har du varit till Stockholm?

January 10, 2015


Yes, the first one. To say "varit till Stockholm" does not make sense.

January 10, 2015


As a native English speaker, I find the use of "in" here very odd. I would always say "to Stockholm".

March 28, 2017


Have to disagree with you on this one. "Have you been in Stockholm?" asks where someone has physically been lately as opposed to "Have you been to Stockholm?" which asks whether you have ever travelled to Stockholm. They are expressed differently in English but clearly not in Swedish - sounds like we need to use context to work out which meaning is intended.

eg "I haven't seen you for a while. Have you been in Stockholm?"

"I hear you are travelling around Sweden. Have you been to Stockholm?".

April 7, 2017


Would "Have you visited Stockholm?" be an acceptable translation, or would it stray too far from the intent of the question?

December 3, 2015


I believe the Swedish for that would be "Har du besökt Stockholm?". I get what you mean though - both phrases have basically the same meaning, but I think Duolingo wanted to keep it separate so we can learn the differences in translation. I suppose it's up to the admins to decide :)

December 9, 2015


Does Swedish use only one auxillary verb to construct the perfect tense?

May 19, 2015


Which perfect tense are you talking about?

It's very similar to English. Present and past perfect are created with the auxiliary verb "ha" = "have". Eg: "Jag har lagat middag" = "I have made dinner" // "Jag hade lagat middag" = "I had made dinner"

Future perfect is created with the verbs "ha" and "komma". Eg: "Jag kommer (att) ha lagat middag, när..." = I will have made dinner, when....

Conditional perfect is created with "ha" and "skulle"(ska). Eg: Jag skulle ha lagat middag, om inte ... = I would have made dinner, if not...

May 27, 2015


I was refering to the present perfect tense and what I actually meant whether ha is the only auxillary verb used to construct it. For example German uses sein (to be) for conditions and movement and haben (to have) for everything else: Ich bin gegangen = I have gone; Ich habe gegessen = I have eaten. Italian is pretty similar and sometimes uses avere and sometimes essere.

May 27, 2015


We don't like to complicate things, we only have "ha" for present perfect =)

May 27, 2015


Hurray!! ;-)

November 8, 2015


English used to have a similar distinction, although I'm not sure of all the details. But you can see it in the song Joy to the World... "The Lord is come."

May 27, 2015
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