"Tröjan är för stor för mig."

Translation:The sweatshirt is too big for me.

February 10, 2015

28 Comments


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

If this were multiple sweaters, would it be "Tröjorna är för stora för mig" or does stor stay stor?

February 10, 2015

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

Your example sentence is right. Have a lingot! :)

February 10, 2015

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

So the word för can be used either to mean "too ___much/large," or to mean "for" in terms of possession? Are there other uses of the word för we should take note of?

February 10, 2015

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

It's one of the most ambiguous words of the Swedish languages… it is also a noun meaning stem or prow, of a boat, a verb meaning lead, it's a preposition with a lot of different uses, an adverb meaning among other things being for something as opposed to against it, a conjunction meaning because

February 10, 2015

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

Why isn't it pronounced like "förshtor för mig"?

June 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lundgren8

The new voice doesn’t do that pronunciation. But it’s very common and many would say it like that.

June 3, 2015

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

Do you think DL would ever be able to use actual native speakers of the language that people are learning? I feel as if that would be an excellent way for people to hear how the words sound when spoken correctly, and would give better insight into the prosidy of the language.

August 8, 2015

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

They did on Ukrainian and Irish. You might find this thread interesting: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/4134876

August 8, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lucas.hbs

They did it with Esperanto as well. Well, it's not a native voice..., but a very fluent man.

July 7, 2016

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

So tröja is sweater and sweatshirt?

May 3, 2016

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

I wish the British (and other countries’) terms would get listed too. Pullover or jumper thanks.

July 28, 2018

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

So, is this correct?

pullover = sweatshirt

jumper = sweater

It gets so confusing with certain words because, for example, in the U.S., a pullover is a type of sweater, and a jumper is a kind of dress. Language is so complicated sometimes - but also interesting and fun. Lots of room for misunderstanding between English-speakers, though.

January 25, 2019

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

Is it really the same word for "sweater" and "sweatshirt"? 'Cause those seem like very different things to me.

May 6, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jvdn.aze

Can we say "jättestora" or " mycket stora" ?

August 18, 2015

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

Tröjan är jättestor/mycket stor means that the sweater is very big, so you can say that, but it doesn't work here, since here the sweater is too big, which isn't the same thing.

August 18, 2015

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

I asked once before but got no answer. Tröja is both sweater and sweatshirt??

September 25, 2017

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

What is the Swedish word for "sweatshirt"? (a thick cotton shirt or jacket, long-sleeved, with or without a hood attached, pullover or zipper front) What is the Swedish word for "sweater"? (a knitted thing, worn as a shirt/top or over a shirt, pullover or button up, short or long sleeves)

July 29, 2018

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

I'm no expert at clothes, but the latter I would translate as a "kofta" in Swedish.

January 24, 2019

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

Would a kofta always have buttons (or zipper) in front? Or would it be any kind of sweater, do you think?

January 25, 2019

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

A sweatshirt is usually referred to as collegetröja if it has no zipper, collegejacka if it has a zipper. If it has a hood you can say huvtröja/huvjacka instead, or you just use the English word sweatshirt (which is often mispronounced as sweet-shirt by the way).

A heavier knitted top we call stickad tröja if the front is not dividable, otherwise it is a kofta/cardigan.

March 24, 2019

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

Thank you! This is so helpful! :D

Also funny to think of "sweet-shirt."

March 25, 2019

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

Well Sweden and the U.K. are nearer, and our jumpers seem to be too. A pullover is a jumper without sleeves, knitted, often wool and lighter material. A cardigan is similar but with sleeves and a divided front with buttons A jumper is a knitted garment with sleeves traditionally of wool. Very often quite thick. All can have colourful patterns and are made for warmth. Perhaps it is what you call a stickad tröja and a kofta is a cardigan

June 28, 2019

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

Well, in the U.S., we do use the term "cardigan" for the same thing as you do in the U.K. - a knitted garment with sleeves and a divided front with buttons. We consider this a type of "sweater." The other basic kind of sweater is a "pull-over" - with sleeves, no division in the front and no buttons.

What you call a jumper we call a "vest."

A "jumper" to us is a dress that requires a shirt/blouse under it. It consists of a skirt with a square of fabric attached at the top in front, sometimes a square of fabric in the back too, and wide shoulder straps. I don't think anyone wears them nowadays.

June 29, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PeterMahon8

What about jumper

October 17, 2018

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

A jumper is usually a tröja with long sleeves made of some thin stretchy fabric like jersey.

March 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anna785811

Well, that never stopped me

February 19, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JohnPap7

What is a sweatshirt and why did tröja transform from sweater to sweatshirt? (I was never very good at clothes names in any language...)

July 11, 2019

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

A sweater is usually made of a knitted material (though not necessarily hand-knitted). A sweatshirt is usually made from that material that's smooth on the outside but fuzzy on the inside. The thing you'd wear if you went jogging when it's cold outside. (Think of what Rocky wore while running up the steps.)

Tröja can refer it either of these, generally speaking.

July 29, 2019
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