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"Kom ihåg att kunden aldrig har fel."

Translation:Remember that the customer is never wrong.

February 8, 2015



There’s a little restaurant in Tel-Aviv with the slogan, ‘Here the customer is always to blame.’


I feel like whoever coined this phrase originally never had to work in customer service.


Or maybe they did, and they're just being sarcastic. We'll never know. ;)


Well, the english version "the customer is always right" is incomplete and includes the caveat "in matters of taste." And that person had to have worked in retail....


More common is "the customer is always right".


That phrase is also more common in Swedish: kunden har alltid rätt. This is just a little play on words. :)


Is there a difference between "Kom ihåg" and "minns"?


Not in meaning, but komma ihåg is perhaps a little more colloquial. Furthermore, in the imperative minns sounds a bit old-fashioned.


That explains why 'Kund' is so similar to 'Kung'


Would kom ihåg translate literally to come to mind?


Är "bear in mind" också rätt?


Could this also be translated as "Keep in mind that the customer is never wrong"?


Could i also say komma ihåg?


No. This is the imperative tense, so it has to be "kom ihåg".


What is in your opinion the difference between client and customer? all other languages that I know make the two words ambivalent., obviously including English, Italian, Spanish, Romanian, German, French and even Swedish that I'm trying to learn because my wife is Swedish. As a matter of fact there actually is a small difference in the sense that culturally client is used when talking about professional services while customer is for other activities. Both derive from Latin: cosuetudinem meaning more a recurrence of habits for customer and cliens for client more related to the idea of follower. In all the dictionary of the languages listed above both entries come back with ambivalent translations. Long story to support my idea that either words should be accepted.


The practice of that slogan rewards behavior that is truly hard to stomach from the perspective of other customers.

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