For extra rudeness, use the verb glor instead of tittar. In the Stockholm version, "Va gloru på?"
Not really. You could say "På vad tittar du?" and get away with it as correct, but it sounds quite awkward.
Probably not as awkward as "At what lookest thou?" which is the same word order in English, equally correct but of course lookest and thou are archaic.
So, we just learned full, ful, smutsig, snygg and this sentence. I see where this is going, Duo.
Actually I agree with You about authors and teachers. I was simply defending My stand that I was not wrong to begin the sentence with at. Thanks for Your comment it lightened My mood and made Me giggle at My own uptight attitude.
'What are you looking for?' as in 'What is it that you are searching for?' is Vad letar du efter?
Vad tittar du för? means 'Why are you looking?'
Yeah - it's just different languages using different prepositions differently. In this specific case, I'd say it's Swedish being a little bit more thorough.
I love the comments, however in proper English, one cannot end a sentence with a preposition. Definition of a preposition (in English dictionaries= A word that begins a prepositional phrase. The sentence, in English should read, "At what are You looking?" There are only a few die-hards that still follow this rule so, perhaps We should change the dictionary. Not that I follow all the ruleslll BUT... Rev. Judi
Authors have been violating that rule since before the first English dictionary was written. It has never been forbidden to end a sentence with a preposition except by picky English teachers and John Dryden. In fact, to call certain words prepositions is to use an artificially contrived term and does not change the grammatical correctness of the historical use of the words "to" or "at" at the end of a sentence. We only call them prepositions because they usually appear at the start of a phrase.
Would be good to actually have good examples of what’s the difference between tittar and letar
titta means to look in the sense of using your eyes; leta means to look as in searching for something.