Our first course mentor was the Duolingo staff member Myra, so it's sort of a gesture of homage to her. :)
A friend of mine is doing Danish and she claims Danish duolingo has an obsession with bears drinking beer!
I first had a go at learning Swedish more than 40 years ago (I thought it was time I did a little revision!) -- and I seem to remember that, even then, the very first lesson featured a key (en nyckel) and an ant (en myra). Perhaps they were just trying to teach the pronunciation of the letter 'y'!
Curious question: Is this the same root as the Greek word "Myrmidon" which was a mythological soldier created by Hercules from a colony of ants?
If you put an exclamation mark on the end of this sentence, it would make it the most epic sentence ever constructed.
I was just thinking it would make a perfect creature-feature movie title!
So the ants you were eating were still alive?! No wonder my parents dont like it.
Can I use "lever" as a verb to express that I'm living in a certain place or do I have to use it only to say that I exist?
"Leva" is only for being alive, for "live" as a synonym to "reside", you use the verb "bo".
You can use "leva" to mean "reside" in the sense of an animal's habitat though. Isbjörnen lever i Arktis. The polar bear lives in the Arctic.
It does mean that as well. :) Dictionaries usually only list the infinitive (leva, in this case) so maybe that's why you only get that meaning.
It's the right choice of words, although lever is the present tense, and "to be alive" would be att leva.
Jag såg 34 kommentarer här. Men när jag öppnade tråden var det inga kommentarer
Are you using the Android app? That will occasionally not show any comments, it's a known bug.
Yeah, exactly. That is what application I am using besides the web version. Happy New Year and Christmas, devalanteriel! Thank you for the given answers and tips ;)