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"Vitlöken är gammal och brun."

Translation:The garlic is old and brown.

January 16, 2015

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[deactivated user]

    So here, "Vitlöken" (the garlic) would directly translate to "the white onion"?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/langp11

    So if you want to say a white onion (as opposed to a brown or red one) - is it just "vitt löken" ie two words?

    Edit: A comment from another question confirms that the space is the important thing.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yerrick

    Funny. It's the same phrase in Amharic. (nech shinkurt)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Matt92HUN

    On a side note, are the Swedish word lök and English word leek related?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/20first

    Yes, they are related. And so are Dutch 'look' and German 'Lauch'.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/andrii_chr

    And Russian "лук" [luk] too.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Merlin_Szymanski

    and of course the german "Zwiebel"... wait...Oh...


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pablopublico

    It's cognate of the Spanish "cebolla".


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kovi311902

    In slovak we have cibuľa...


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/HoroTanuki

    Croatian uses "luk" for onion, "mladi luk" (young onion) for scallion and "poriluk" for leek.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pablopublico

    Leek is "poro" or "puerro" in Spanish. Spanglish speakers will be so delighted to find a "poroleek". =)


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Synthpopalooza

    I believe they are,


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/freeboprich

    What a lovely image you've put into my head, thank you course creators


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/s0mmerfugl_

    How do you call garlic bread in Swedish?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yerrick

    Vitlöksbröd, apparently.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pixelhate

    If I wanted to say that the garlic was bad (as in rotten/spoiled), could I say "Vitlöken är dålig"?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gerardd88

    It's really interesting that the words for onion in Swedish and Russian have common origin: lök and лук (luk) (according to Wiktionary, from Proto-Germanic *laukaz).


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Q_C

    The Rus' people who lived in what is now Russia during the late dark ages came from central Sweden actually :P https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rus'_people


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Iawesome2--GD

    The old brown garlic.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alma_Tadema

    Vitlöken är nu brunlöken

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