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"The restaurant is open on Sundays."

Translation:Restaurangen har öppet på söndagar.

February 24, 2015



when would you use har instead of ar?


Why we should use 'öppen' and not 'öppet'?


It's either restaurangen är öppen, which is referring to the state of the restaurant, or restaurangen har öppet, which is referring to a property of it.


could you please rephrase that?


This is how I understood it: Öppen: it is open right now, we could go and eat there at this moment. Öppet: the restaurant is a functioning establishment, it exists and operates. It's a way to avoid confusion like in English: "the restaurant has closed." this could mean the restaurant is closed for the evening or closed down for good. I've noticed Swedish really likes to be specific, just look at how many words there are for "for" haha


I got these both in this skill (english keyboard): Restaurangen har oppet pa Sondagar; and Restaurangen ar oppen pa Sondagar

Devalanteriel, I am not quite sure what you mean by 'property of it' as both seem to be referring to what day the restaurant is open?

Thanks in advance


I guess he meant that someone has established (opened) a new restaurant in another place.


If correct answer is "restaurangen har öppet", then translation should be "the restaurant has opened". For me, English translation was "the restaurant is open". I could choose "öppet" and "öppen", which lead to me choosing wrong due to incorrect English translation in the exercise.

It really is annoying to find errors like this when I have to deal with hearts system. Meanwhile, my girlfriend started playing at similar time and she has infinite lives. I wish you didn't peruse your users as guinea pigs. Hearts system sucks.


The restaurant has opened = Restaurangen har öppnat


But both är öppen and har öppet are accepted translations. :)


but i was just for a moment put down by DL with my "är öppet" ... So what now? Why should it be in one exercise wrong in the other correct?


If you use "är öppet", the adjective öppen has to agree with the noun. Because "restaurang" is an en-word, you have to say "är öppen". But in the construct with "har", it's always "öppet".


in which other example can one use här + ett adjective instead of är+ en adjective with an en word


har öppet is a set phrase that means 'is open', it doesn't change for gender. Another similar one is its opposite ha stängt, 'be closed'. So öppet and stängt aren't adjectives modifying the noun here.

You could also use the same words as adjectives modifying the nouns, and then they would change: Restaurangen är öppen/stängd.


Shouldn't "har öppet" be translated to "has opened"?


No, that would be "har öppnat"


The "har öppet" seems to have a passive voice quality to it vs. the "är öppen", which feels more active voice. Is this a useful way to think about it?


I'd like to know this as well if anyone knows.


If I were to say 'restaurangen öppnar på söndag' would that mean that it would open for the first time on Sunday? As in, it is the restaurant's first opening.


Yes it would mean that it opens for the first time or after a period of closure


Soooo, you're saying that 'har öppet' doesn't mean 'has opened'?


if i'm not wrong, "has opened" would be "har öppnat".


Why har and not är?


”Har öppet” or ”är öppen”

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