Could this be an excuse for farting as well?
For some odd reason I think we use the plural form of gas for that. "Det är bara gaser" :).
Perhaps it is because there are various chemical compounds in it, such as methane and carbondioxide. But I doubt that. I expect it would be an explanation after the fact.
Even weirder is that in Portuguese it's the exact same thing: (s.) gás - like any sort of gaseous substance; (pl.) gases - the plural of "gás" OR fart :D
Is this meant like the gaseous form of matter, or like gasoline?
It's a gaseous form. Gasoline is "bensin" in Swedish.
No, Swedish borrowed it directly from the German Benzin, as did English.
It's been a year LOL but thank you! XD
Tell that to the canary.
Trying to think of a circumstance where you would say. "its only gas!". Haha only ironic ones spring to mind.
People sometimes say it when a baby smiles... it's only gas, meaning it's just an automatic reflex to internal rumblings, not a real expression of emotion.
Wow, really? That's pretty interesting
"gas" instead of "gaze"? As a pun?
If something is great fun in Ireland you can say "It's only gas (craic)"
In Danish we have a saying that goes "Det er bare gas." Yes you guessed it, it means "It is just gas.", but also something like "I am just kidding." Is that the same in Swedish?
One question, why is the t mute in det even in the slow version? Is it incorrect to pronounce it with the t added in the end?
Not at all, but it's very uncommon in most dialects.
'Det är' for 'there'?
No, for "there is".
I can picture this phrase being said in volcanic areas, like Yellowstone when duscussing the steam and or the smell coming from it.
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I typed "det är bara gōs" which made sense, "It's only gossip"
I've honestly never heard gōs for gossip... guessing it's dialectal and/or very colloquial. Normally, skvaller is the right word for it.
I cannot hear the är in the fast-speed audio. I asked a Swedish friend to listen to Duo and a lot of the audio sounds strange to them. Why does the machine pronounce Vi always as Vid? Especially with phrases that include Vi behöver.