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"Min sorg är som ett mörker."

Translation:My sorrow is like a darkness.

February 8, 2015

22 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/bianca.fox

i like how the sentences prepare us to read swedish crime books ;)


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

This one prepares us rather to listen Swedish black metal.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Andy642820

More like depressive suicidal one (Shining etc)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JosephCapo1

What a useful sentence. I got this right after something cute like "The duck eats strawberries"


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

Goth strawberry duck approves of your message!


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

I use speech recognition on the app version. I seized the opportunity and quickly pushed some hair over my eye and said the sentence in my emoest voice and suddenly I could relive my teen years…


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

Spela Shoreline!

(this is kind of a Swedish meme, Shoreline being the most popular Emo song in history and … well, everybody always says that)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djLRO8wjdKw


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

...I'm really starting to worry about whoever put this course together. This after "Everyone dies in the end" followed by "A happy ending!" Like, seriously, guys, are you OK??


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

Useful when reading black metal lyrics!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zed480516

Why not "as a darkness"?


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

I don't understand this sentence (neither the English nor the Swedish one). Why is there an a / ett ? I consulted the dictionary and darkness is uncountable. I can't imagine how one can count darkness. Why not just My sorrow is like the darkness or My sorrow is like darkness?


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

Uncountables can be counted with poetic license, if you're using shorthand to e.g. talk about a type. For instance, there may be two types of darkness, and in a sentence like this, "a" darkness then makes sense.

That said, I think this sentence is a horrible fit for a beginners course.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RossGee1

Couldn't it also be "My sorrow is about a darkness".


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

That's om, not som. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RossGee1

Gag, you are so right. Must have more coffee.


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

I feel like playing chess with Death.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tiffini475837

Why not "my sorrow is as a darkness"?

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