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"Mat är viktigare än dryck."

Translation:Food is more important than drink.

February 19, 2015

10 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jonathan606349

I disagree actually. I think "drink" is preferable when discussing the concept.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ion1122

The comment above seems to be a reply to another comment no longer here. But I can see what the discussion was about:
1. Food is more important than drink.
2. Food is more important than drinks.
Both the above are grammatical English, but 1 is better style.


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

I wish this sentence could be replaced with "Dryck är viktigare än mat", so that it was factually correct.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mirilz1

I agree with those who wrote than drink is more important than food.without food you can exist more days than without water.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PJAU86

The sentence makes sense but its factually incorrect. Drink is more important than food if you want to live. Lol :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Timurso53

Well, it does not say for what it's more important. For the exports of sweden maybe food is more important. ^^


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

I said Food is more important than beverages and it marked my answer as incorrect... why?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Q_C
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"dryck" is singular, so it would be "Food is more important than beverage" but imo that doesn't make much sense in English, if it were "drycker" I think "beverages" would be acceptable.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JamesMorga430495

This is an ignorant statement that is 100% untrue. Fluids are much more important to the body and required in greater quantity than food.

A person can go for 30 days without food. Try going for 30 days without any fluids, primarily water, you won't be alive at the end of 30 days.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ion1122

James, this is a language-learning exercise, not a course in physiology. It is not important whether the statements here are true or false.

If they are false, then an accurate translation of them will also be false -- but it is the accuracy of the translation, not the statement, that matters.

Besides, we do not know the context for this statement. This may be, for example, something that a restaurateur is saying to his employees. He has found that his customers care more about the food that is served than the drink.

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