"Vi simmar till ön."

Translation:We swim to the island.

February 22, 2015



I simply loved that word ö. I never thought that would exist a noun with one letter hehehe

August 2, 2015


This letter likes an island with two volcanoes on it. Very nice word.

December 13, 2016


Island är en ö

August 29, 2015


Translation: Iceland is an island.

March 1, 2019



The voice is not quite perfect on this sentence, as of August 31st, 2017, so I've taken the liberty of re-recording it.

Here, the stress is off, so it's not a huge error but still one that merits a new one.

Please find a correct recording on http://duolingo.vydea.io/7d889813fa734cbda1871b80d2bd581c.mp3

For more info on re-recordings, please check the info thread: https://www.duolingo.com/comment/23723515

Thanks for listening. Ha en bra dag! :)

August 31, 2017


I am missing the W (or V) sound or letter in this verb. I looked it up in several germanic languages most have the w/v but intersting: in islandic it is synda and in nynorsk it is symje. No w/v! And in føroyskt I found only the noun svimjing. That is intersting. Has the w/v sound gone lost somewhere? Or was it in the original urnordic language without w/v?

June 7, 2016


Old Norse had ‘svimma’. Danish and Norwegian Bokmål still have ‘svømme’. So Icelandic and Swedish/Nynorsk probably lost the v/w sound independently.

June 9, 2017

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    Does Swedish make a distinction between "to" and "towards"`? I guess "till" can never mean "towards".

    March 1, 2015


    Right, to is till and towards is mot, those pairs correspond more or less perfectly when speaking about direction.

    March 1, 2015


    "Till" can mean "for" or "on", yes? and "på" can also mean these? can someone please explain the distinction?

    March 25, 2016


    Is there a distinction in whether we're swimming to the island on a boat/ship or or, like, physically swimming?

    April 8, 2017


    Yes, simmar is only for swimming but seglar is used for 'sailing' and åker for boats in general.

    April 8, 2017


    Would that be "swimming" like on your own, or "swimming" as in a boat??

    June 20, 2017


    It's swimming on your own. I wasn't even aware that you could use "swimming" to refer to being in a boat.

    March 1, 2019
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