"Det är en traditionell familj."

Translation:It is a traditional family.

February 1, 2015



I thought words with "-tion-" were prounounced with the sje- sound, like "station". is it an exception, or is the TTS wrong ?

February 1, 2015


Yes, it's wrong. Traditionell has a sje-sound.

February 1, 2015


Dialectal difference for those interested: In Finland, -tion has a tj-sound :)

February 2, 2015


You can find a good pronunciation here.

February 1, 2015


In Dutch there is word for the unity 'partners-and-their-children': "gezin" (so uncles, aunts etc. not included). Does Swedish just have "familj" or is there a way differentiate between "gezin" and the whole family (in Dutch "familie" is the whole family, so uncles and aunts, etc. included)?

January 17, 2017


Yes, the word släkt (en släkt) includes much people like cousins, aunts etc.

July 31, 2017


Would it technically be better to use "den" when describing a family, since it is an en-word? Or do you usually use "det" where you would use "it" in English regardless of gender before the subject is actually introduced? (hopefully that made some sense)

April 28, 2015


Yes I totally understand what you mean, it's the latter. den would sound pretty odd here.

April 29, 2015


I put "They are a traditional family ." Because family describes a group, even though the Word family is singular.

February 23, 2019
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