"Hon är snäll."

Translation:She is so kind.

January 11, 2015

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Synthpopalooza

Also related to "snälla" which is a form of "please" used when you are begging kindness from someone. e.g. "snälla hjälp mig" (Please help me).

May 17, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Glennebanan

Yeah, and how does one usually combine snälla with tack? I know it's done, I just don't really understand when or why. Tack snälla is basically thank you kindly I suppose, but are there some other very common variations?

May 27, 2015

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Yes, we say Tack snälla, but I don't remember any other variation. I would say that it is short for "Tack snälla (du)", telling the kind person that he/she is very 'kind', doing whatever I thanked for. "Thanks, you are so kind!"

July 9, 2015

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Tack snälla!

July 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/friswing

You're welcome! :-)

July 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Kelirya

Fun fact: Swedish snäll (kind) is a cognate of German schnell (fast).

May 25, 2015

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Is it really a cognate? Or just a False Friend? When I was a child we had "Snälltåg" which had nothing to do with being kind. It meant 'Fast train' from the German 'schnell'. We used to have a stronger bond to German language, lending words, for centuries.

June 11, 2015
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