"Du är gammal, jag är ung."

Translation:You are old, I am young.

January 29, 2015

14 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/cynyork

well don't rub it in!

April 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Ceern

Yeah... well... humans live longer than owls.

February 29, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/JuustoHyl

You are old, Neil is Young.

July 14, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/BillofKempsey

True but very cruel

September 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Allison23215

Ouch. Crying myself to sleep now.

February 17, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Giska91

Dont remind me ;-;

March 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/LouisOng

Why does Veronica Maggio pronounce gammal as yammal in Gammal Sång? A difference between regions?

August 9, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

I think that's probably just a mishearing - I hear her singing gammal with a hard g consistently.

April 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/John210530

It's not grammatically correct to join two sentences with a comma; it should be

"You are old; I am young."

August 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/belgie3600

In most cases, yes; however, according to Strunk's Elements of Style, "If the clauses are very short, and are alike in form, a comma is usually permissible." This sentence fits both requirements.

January 29, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MattBush2

Pedantically, should not ancient be allowed for gammal?

April 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

Not really, ancient is older than just old. We say antik in Swedish. Plus, pedantic translations are not supposed to be accepted unless they're also reasonably feasible. :)

April 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MattBush2

I must be conflating gammal / gamla, from the de facto anthem of Sweden, "Du gamla, du fria" / "Thou ancient, thou free".

Thanks!

April 30, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

Ah, yeah - that sounds reasonable. :)

May 1, 2018
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