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"Korven smakar gott."

Translation:The sausage tastes good.

January 11, 2015



Why is it gott here and not god?


Things smakar 'adverb' in Swedish, but taste 'adjective' in English. It's the same with smells.


Sorry I don't get it, could you explain in more depth?


god is an adjective and gott is an adverb.
good is an adjective and well is an adverb.
In Swedish, we say smakar/luktar gott (not god)
but in English, you say tastes/smells good (not well)


That's clear, thanks! However, just wondering, does the same goes for "är"? "Maten är gott." I am asking because I seem to remember that "Maten är god" was marked correct somewhere (way back) in the beginning of the course.


It's with the verbs for taste and smell that we use adverbs – "how does it smell". With är, we just use adjectives, so it's Maten är god, maten smakar gott.


it is exactly the same in Spanish. I am discovering a lot of similarities between Spanish and Swedish with this course.


Thanks, I found your explanation on another question and praised it there :)


i learned these food words in the youtube channel "REGULAR ORDINARY SWEDISH MEAL TIME"!!


Why all western and northern european have fascination with sausage haha


As a way to serve meat, sausage has two important qualities:
1. Because the meat is ground up and mixed with other things, cheap cuts of meat can be used.
2. The sausage mixture is usually spiced or cured, so it can last a long time even without refrigeration.


Had to translate "Vilken stor korv du har!" just before... Great, Duo, I feel prepared to meet handsome swedes on vacation! ;D


Vad händerande med duolingo? Det säger "The banger tastes good." Vad är "banger"?


British sausages! You must have heard of bangers and mash, no? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bangers_and_mash

Also, you mean händer. Vad händerande med Duolingo? sounds like "What's happeningeling with Duolingo?" :)


Ja, I make up jättebigswedishwords all the time (smile). I'm in the USA. Education about world cultures—and other things—is severely lacking.


Fair enough! They're called bangers because the sound of a sausage skin splitting sounds like a bang. :)


Ah-hah! What about "mash"? What is that about?


mash[ed potatoes] :)


Can you use "smakar" without the "gott", as in the German Das schmeckt ?


Not really in contemporary Swedish, but it used to be the case, so you might still encounter it on the odd occasion.


Hey, I have a question :) When you have a vegan "sausage", are you allowed to call it korv in Swedish, or do you have a special word for it? One thing is a legal aspect - if producers can call a meatless sausage korv, and beside that - if people would do it.


Yes you legally can call it that (though the EU might be interfering with that soon). But even if it's banned, people will keep calling it that of course.


Why is 'tastes nice' wrong?


Korv in Sweden is used mostly to describe a hotdog, not a sausage. They don't seem to distinguish between the two.


For me "hotdog" is a subcategory of "sausage". Both are in casings and generally need cooking (although Italians sometimes eat "salsiccia" raw). Sounds to me like you may be confusing sausage and salami (almost always eaten as is because cured).


Korv is the generic term for all sausages in Swedish. If you want to be extra specific, you can say "grillkorv" referring to a standard hot dog.

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