"Det är tradition att gifta sig i kyrkan."

Translation:It is a tradition to get married in church.

February 15, 2015

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/JarlNydahl

"Det är tradition" is a phrasal expression corresponding to "It is traditional" (in my opinion). Even "It is the tradition to get married in church" sounds inelegant to me.

December 2, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

I don't think "a tradition" is necessarily wrong, but I definitely do agree that "traditional" should be added. We have a quite a few reported variations using that. I'll be entering them right away.

January 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/seemail3

How about, "It is tradition (or traditional) to get married in a church." Why not? In American English "in church" is a bit different than "in a church." The former connotes "during a church service" while the later denotes a location. There are things we would never do "in church" that we have no problem doing "in a church."

April 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

I'd say no - the Swedish phrase does not mean in a church, either, but rather as opposed to having a civil/secular marriage. It's not possible to translate perfectly etiher way, though, so I can see the argument for acceping "in a church" as you suggest as well.

April 17, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/dcounts

Agreed. I did the same thing. Reported 2.8.18.

August 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/d3m0nhawk

Is the sig mandatory in this phrase, or can "Det är tradition att gifta i kyrkan" be accepted too?

March 11, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

It's mandatory. :)

March 11, 2017
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