"Jag bor i ett annat hus nu."

Translation:I live in another house now.

January 30, 2015

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Could olika be used here?


Can you explain this? What makes them "different"? is annat more like "a thing that isn't the other thing" whereas olik is more like what you'd find in "similarities and differences"? And would the "different" in my above sentence be "olika"?


Hi AlecHirsch. -olik- is close to the english: -unlike-, but the usage of-olik- is different. De är helt olika människor: they are very different people


so would a better English translation for 'annat' be 'separate' ?


Hi Erik, I would prefer to use -another- as an alternative, which is very close to the Swedish imo. But -different- is the best translation.


To make this sentence have the olika sense, to overcome the ambiguity of “different” in English, one could say “I live in a very different house now”.


If you removed the ett would this mean I live in another house now?


Althought I wrote "I live in another house" as an answer and it was marked correct... I have the same doubt, would it still be correct if we took out "ett"...


I'm certain that you cannot remove the "ett". I see "another" as a contraction of "an other"= ett annat.


That is correct. You may encounter the ett-less construction in e.g. poetry, though, where grammar does not necessarily fully apply.


Poetry is above all grammar.


-I now live in a different house- was not accepted. Seems better English to me. In Swedish one would not say:- jag nu bor i ett annat hus.- (at least I think so). I have told DL so too.


I semi-disagree. I think the provided sentence is better English, but your sentence seems normal too.


I semi-disagree too (thanks for the great expression, Rycecube). I think the best translation of 'I now live in a different house' into Swedish would be Jag bor nu i ett annat hus.


Kan man säga Jag bor nu i ett hus till?


nope. that would be in the meaning of "in an additional house"


I Thought the adverb is to come after the verb, and not many words later. Why is this not so in this sentence.


The adverbial has three possible places in the sentence, at the start, at the end, or in the so called fourth place (which often equals 'after the verb'). It's hard to give any firm rules for this, it depends both on meaning/function of the adverbial and sometimes its length also matters. I wrote some about it here under 1.1:

tl;dr; for this case is that time adverbials usually go at the end or at the start.


thanks. I thought it always had to go right after the verb. not very observant, as I realize I have read sentences with them in other places. thanks for your help and answering us.


Also, the restraining order is in the post.


is it annat (with t in the end) because hus is ett-ord? or it is a constant determinant?


Yes, it changes. annan, annat and plural/definite is surprisingly andra.


Vår prinsessa är i ett annat slott :)


what did I kill that dragon for then!


I live in a different house now. i put his one and it said it was wrong.....


That's a bug, then - your answer is actually the default translation.


The German equivalent word for the Swedish andra would be andere/n = other/s

Annan, annat would be Anders in German, remembering that there is a swedish name Anders, where rs = rsh but in German we just say = r+s like the "s" in English "still", so it's anders, which means different.


Erm, no. "Jag bor i ett annat hus nu." in German "Ich wohne jetzt in einem anderen Haus.", ie no annat = anders (which by the way will not be capitalized except at the beginning of sentences).

Don't agree with the Austrians write like they speak neither. Never seen anything like anners or annan in German formal writing, might occur in slang write like in social media or (very) informal/casual written communication.


In some German and Austrian dialects the word "anders" = different would be anners (anders), annan (anderen) = die annan ... The others.

But I think it's just in speaking but in Austria they write the same way they talk.


In Austria we do not write the same as we talk. In fact, the standard for written communication is the same as in Germany. Although we have some words that don't exist in Germany (mostly related to food)


does 'nu' have to go at the end of this Swedish sentence? Can it go somewhere like before 'bor' ?


Hi Erik, please check the comment of Arnauti's above. It fully explains you question.

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