"The band has five members."

Translation:Bandet har fem medlemmar.

February 14, 2015



what is the difference between "ledamöter" and "medlemmar" in this case?

February 14, 2015


Ledamöter (sing. ledamot, en) are members of an elected assembly, a committee, or a board of a company/association or the like. Members of parliament are called ledamöter, for example. The word carries a strong degree of formality and implies responsibilities.

Medlemmar (sing. medlem, en) are members of quite much anything else. It could be of a football club, a philosophy group, a political party or a band. While it implies some sort of commitment or interest, it doesn't necessarily have to mean the member is very active.

February 14, 2015
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