"En trädgård"

Translation:A garden

January 10, 2015

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Notice that the pronunciation of trädgård is a bit irregular. The -d is silent and the vowels are short, making it sound more like träggård. Here is another pronunciation.


Change the g to y, and spell things phonetically and you'll get tre-yard ie tree yard, which is exactly where this word comes (from Proto-Germanic trewą and gardaz, something like trewgardaz, I guess?)


what is the difference between a trädgård and a gård?


A "gård" can also be the yard of a block of apartments. A "trädgård" is supposed to be green, but if you are unlucky a "gård" can consist of asphalt only :).


Trädgård is a garden attached to a house typically, like your lawn or back yard. Gård is more like a ’farm’.


Furthermore, a 'gård' can mean a 'country house', mainly stressing the house, with the rural setting implicit


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Trädgården av Eden? Edens Trädgård?


It is the biblical garden, it is 'Lustgård'


Edens trädgård or Edens lustgård


Does this literally mean "tree court"?


As in courtyard, not as in a legal or royal court. Though the roots of those words are the same.


Why do you say trädgård = tree garden? Why not just garden = gård? I'm German and I just wished I knew why this word is like it is today and I want to know its etymology.


'Gård' (lantgård) is either more lika a 'farm' with animals or/and fields with commercial crops, or it is a plain 'courtyard' (without treas and plants) where the ground is asphalt/stones/sand etc. Trädgård = a garden with bushes, trees, e.g. apples, pears, cherries, berries, flowers, grass to play on.


I got the lesson where I 'type what I hear' and I typed "tragård" and it was accepted. I think considering how far off from the correct spelling it is, it should not have been accepted. When I use Duolingo I keep a tab open for Google Translate for situations just like this; to check my spelling. That's when I learned how incorrect I was.


When to use ä and å


They are two different vowel-sounds, you have to listen and learn to hear the different. Å sounds almost like the A before L in English 'All', it is a vowel in the back of the mouth. Ä is more in the middle of the mouth, sometimes not far behind the front-teath, you can compare it with the first E in English "There"

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