"Fungerar det?"

Translation:Does it work?

January 25, 2015

11 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/jairapetyan

That's pretty close to the Bergamasque (Bergamo, Italy) dialect - funge - it works. :) Interesting.

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Lundgren8

It’s from German fungieren which is from Latin fungor (I perform, I finish) which is also where the word ’function’ comes from. So it makes sense that there are Italian cognates. Colloquially, this is also just funka.

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/jairapetyan

Yes, I just was surprised because the Germanic languages are linguistically a separate branch from the Latin languages. But they both stem from the Indo-European language family. Btw, the Italian word is funziona whereas this Bergamasque word, funge, is closer to the German. This is probably due to German influence and occupation of the Bergamasque pre-Alps during WWII, the historically changing borders of northern Italy, and the cultural mixing of German populations in that area.

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Lundgren8

Yeah, they’re are not inherited words, they are loan words from Latin. As for the dialectal word, I can’t say anything about its origin.

January 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Hottiejan

When to use "fungerar" or "funkar"?

July 7, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/COAIEMARI

Why isn't " is it working " accepted ? or " Is it functioning ? "

February 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

Is it working? is an accepted translation and the sentence hasn't been changed for weeks, so it should definitely be accepted. Is it functioning? has been reported so I can add that.

February 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/COAIEMARI

I reported " is it functioning " right after that, thanks, Arnauti!

February 9, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Synthpopalooza

sounds like a cognate for "function" in english

April 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/trilby16

Added to my list of Questions I'm Unlikely To Ask.

May 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/DonaldKidd

Sounds like "fungerade" - but I suppose that is not a sentence!

May 13, 2016
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