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"Min kusin sjunger."

Translation:My cousin is singing.

February 4, 2015

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/cvictoria42

Seems kind of strange how uncles, aunts, grandfathers, and grandmothers are all distinguished by paternal/maternal, but then "kusin" is the same for both sides of the family


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

Is word "kusin" used for girls and boys?


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

Yes, one word for both.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Autumn19361

Can this be a profession or is it just currently singing


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sotnosen93

It can be as a profession too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Charli918

For a non-native english speaker, what is your cousin?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/paulthompson3

it is the daughter or son of your aunt or uncle


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jeanbean425734

This question could apply to hundreds of sentences in this app. Can someone help me with this? How do you know whether to translate it as "My cousin sings" or "My cousin is singing"? It makes a difference in English which way you say it. Is there any way to distinguish, in Swedish, whether the person is singing right at this moment or not? It seems that sentences like this are translated randomly as "sings" or "is singing" (or whatever the verb happens to be) in DuoLingo.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sotnosen93

Swedish doesn't distinguish between continuous and simple present, so no, there's no way to tell aside from context. If you need to specify that the person is singing right now, though, I would recommend "Min kusin håller på att sjunga".

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