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"Varför följer du efter mig?"

Translation:Why are you following me?

February 1, 2015

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    Svar: Jag är en björn och jag tycker om mannmat :P


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/d3m0nhawk

    Would for instance: Jag är en björn att tycker om mannkött , be a better way of saying it?


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

    No, that's even worse, and the first sentence was wrong too. Jag är en björn och jag tycker om människokött = 'I am a bear and I like human flesh', or Jag är en björn och jag tycker om människomat = 'I am a bear and I like human food (= the kind of food humans eat)'.


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

    Why would mannkött be worse than mannmat here? And what's the importance of the -isko- part of correct translation?


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

    I didn't say that, in fact both 'mannkött' and 'mannmat' are horribly wrong. If you want to be clear that you're talking about meat from a human male, manskött would be the word. And if you'd like to construct a word for "food specifically for males", that would be mansmat. They need to have one n and an s instead of two n's.

    man in Swedish only means 'male', but the English 'man' as in 'human being' is människa, which is why you should use the words människokött 'human meat' and människomat 'human food' when that's what you mean.

    PS with 'that's even worse', I meant that the second poster added a new error when they wrote " Jag är en björn att tycker om …". You can't use att that way in Swedish, 'I am a bear that likes …' would be Jag är en björn som tycker om ….


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

    Because I am your stalker...


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Thomas407435

    Get out of here stalker


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thorr18

    So, följer is to walk with someone, or accompany, följer efter is to trail behind, possibly like stalking? Or at least going too slow and not keeping up? While förfölja would be more follow behind like chasing in pursuit?


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

    Is efter really necessary?


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

    It changes the meaning. Without efter, the meaning of följer here would be more like in 'walk somebody home'.
    I want to add that efter is not a preposition here, it is a particle and should always be stressed. So essentially följer and följer efter are two different verbs.


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

    Without efter would the meaning be similar to English's accompany or is that a different word?


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

    I know this all to well! When I first met my husband (a Swede), he kept asking me if he could follow me eg "Is it ok if I follow you to the cinema? etc. I thought he was a real weirdo until he explained the language thing. :)


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

    What about „följer med“?


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

    So literally why follow you after me?


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

    Isnt the 'efter' here redundant? Since 'follow' already covers the fact that someone is behind you.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/thorr18

    I see the differences between följer, följer efter, and förfölja are already mentioned in these comments.


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

    very useful, very useful


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Cristina144710

    Varför tittar du efter mig? Why are you looking at me?


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

    Can someone explain the syntax please. Is it related to german ?


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

    To form questions in Swedish, it's just reversing the order of the subject and the main verb.

    "Du följer efter mig" "Följer du efter mig?"

    "Han får inte gå." "Får han inte gå?"


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

    The german sentence would be warum verfolgst du mich

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