This crucial phrase appears pretty late in the course! :)
I think it's good to learn how to say "Where's the bathroom?" before "Where's the bar?" at least! :)
speak for yourself! ;)
I can't hear the "B". I just hear "var är varen". I think it's my fault...
No, I'm a native speaker and I can still hear a "v" in there, though I'm not sure whether or not the pronunciation is so far off it should be reported.
I also hear Varen, so I typed it down (even though I didn't know what it means) And he counted it as a correct answer!
That's what I hear too!
Could we say "Var ligger baren ?", and is there a difference between the meanings of " är" and "ligger" ?
some things are and some things lie and apparently some things stand?! Welcome to the world of prepositions. http://www2.hhs.se/isa/swedish/chap3.htm
Does tavern have a different word?
Ord.se lists it only as värdshus or (öl)krog.
I've always, maybe naively, thought that en taverna would also be 'a tavern', and they do list tavern as a translation for that on the Swe-En side, so that's probably ok too.
Can a bar på svenska be a pub in English? If so, this is not yet accepted as a correct answer.
Not really, no, I wouldn't say so.
So would ligger baren be wrong?
Var ligger baren? is perfectly idiomatic.