"Hon är snäll."

Translation:She is so kind.

January 11, 2015



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


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


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


Tack snälla!

July 14, 2015


You're welcome! :-)

July 14, 2015


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

May 25, 2015


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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