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"Vem är artisten?"

Translation:Who is the artist?

January 25, 2015

8 Comments


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

it sounds to me that the audio says "vem HAR artisten" , it does not sound "är" that is more an open E


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

Is artist in swedish the general term for musicians, painters, etc. or only in a circus environment like in german?


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

It is a general term. EDIT: Arnauti is correct, see below.


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

It's general in one way, but I'd say painters are rarely included among artister in Swedish. Maybe performer in English has a similar extension. I feel that en artist should be performing in front of an audience so that painters, sculptors, and writers typically aren't artister, while musicians and stage artists are.


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

The word "artiste" would be more correct as a translation and should definitely be allowed. Strictly speaking, the correct English definition of an artist is someone who paints, sculpts etc or is a master of a craft. An artiste, on the other hand is a public performer, especially of song or dance. Nowadays, the distinction has been blurred a bit in English but artiste should be the correct translation here.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Yaroslava9999

is "konstnär" synonym for "artist"?


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

konstnär is usually used for painters sculpturers, while artist is for musicians and other performers.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MikyNik1856

It's nice to learn what to say in case you smell a fart.

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