"Cancer är en hemsk sjukdom."

Translation:Cancer is a terrible disease.

February 1, 2015



Is 'hemsk' always used in a negative sense?

February 1, 2015


For the adjective hemsk, yes it's always negative, but the adverb hemskt is used as an intensifier, like very or so. Like, Huset är hemskt stort could be 'The house is awfully big' in English.

February 1, 2015


I remember when we used to call it "The Big C," because the survival rate was so low. It's quite a bit better now, not the automatic death sentence that it used to be, but still scary.

July 19, 2018
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