"She is smiling at me."

Translation:Hon ler mot mig.

February 18, 2015

9 Comments


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

Might there be be a connection between this word and the English leer, which is a kind of nasty smile?

March 7, 2015

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

Apparently not. However, ler is, indeed, related to the English laugh and the German lachen (laugh) and lächeln (smile).

June 2, 2015

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

I thought they were cognates, but leer doesn't have a clear etymology per what Wiktionary says, so we don't know that they're connected, I suppose.

May 24, 2015

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

Whenever this sentence comes up, I think of it as, "She's leering at me!" Lol!

May 11, 2019

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

är det möjligt att säga "hon ler till mig" ?

February 18, 2015

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

No, you’d use mot.

February 18, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/93ajb

Is "ler mot" a fixed phrase that means "is/are smiling at"?

May 7, 2016

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

Yeah, pretty much. If you’re smiling at someone, you’re smiling towards someone in Swedish, so it’s le mot.

May 8, 2016

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

However, I used åt and it was accepted. I assume mot goes best here though, since it's the standard answer.

June 4, 2015
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