"The restaurant is full."

Translation:Restaurangen är full.

January 16, 2015

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What is the pronunciation difference between 'full' and 'ful'?


Wait I thought full meant drunk. Varfor dina restaurang full?


And 'mätt' is the word when referring to a full stomach :)


Full can also mean "full", as in full of people in this case.


Ok, Det är bra att veta. So if i say "Full du mätt" am I asking are you full(of food). Similarly if I say "Full du?" am I asking are you drunk?


'Full' and 'mätt' are adjectives, so you have to add a verb, as well: 'Är du full?' (Are you drunk?) or 'Är du mätt?' (Are you full (of food), no longer hungry?)


Oh okay, jag vet inte vad jag tänkte. Jag förstår nu. Tack för din hjälp.


Can I use 'den restaurang' instead of 'restaurangen'? Definite article vs. demonstrative pronoun? Are these interchangeable?


They are not interchangeable and you can't use den restaurang here.
Den restaurangen in a sentence like this would mean that restaurant, so in that case it would be a demonstrative pronoun as you say.

This is how it works with an adjective or not:
restaurangen = the restaurant
den restaurangen = that restaurant
den nya restaurangen = the new restaurant

Other than that, there's a construction where you can use den restaurang before a relative pronoun and a restrictive relative clause, and in that case it will mean the. But it's a bit formal and isn't used that much. So you can say either Restaurangen där jag arbetar … or Den restaurang där jag arbetar… and both mean 'The restaurant where I work'. Well, or at least you can write the latter version, it's rarely used in speech.


This is very interesting... Thank you so much for your explanation. Talking about demonstrative pronouns, what about these: den restaurangen = den där restaurangen?? Do they have the same meaning?


Yes, they mean the same thing.


isnt the word Restaurangen definite? if so why we use full instead of fulla?


It's because it comes after the verb. If the adjective had been before the noun, it would have been fulla: 'Vi är på den fulla restaurangen' (not a great sentence but whatever, "we are at the full restaurant"). But when the adjective comes after the verb, as in X is Y, the adjective only changes with gender/number, so that it is full for en words, fullt for ett words, and fulla for plural.


Tack Arnauti!


what are the differences between ful full and fula?


Ful : ugly full drunk fula : ugly "plural"


"Restaurangen är full av fulla kunder / gäster" (?) Maybe there is an october party or someting like that.

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