"Det kostar en krona."

Translation:It costs one krona.

March 3, 2015

29 Comments
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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rycecube

Det är inte så mycket.... jag köper!


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

Vill du inte vet vad det är?


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

När du hittar något som kostar endast ett krona, du frågar ingenting.


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

Very close!

När du hittar något som endast kostar en krona frågar du ingenting.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rami59

Could someone please explain the word order here, why is inte before vet? Does swapping them around change the question meaning? Thank you


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

inte affects the verb vill, not the verb vet, so it can't move to behind vet.


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

I imagine the northerners paying with real, head sized crowns. And when you want to buy something expensive, you either pay with a special crown, or a truckload of simple crowns. Hm.


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

It's Sweden's national currency despite being in the Eurozone.


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

Haha, that's funny!


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

What can you buy with just one krona, anyway? As of now it's worth just a little more than a U.S. dime.


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

well, nothing really


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NatalieBoa3

Could you buy one apple or one stamp, perhaps?


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

Hehe, no. A stamp costs 9 kr and an apple roughly between 5-15 kr depending on kind, size, and season.


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

Got this right after hur mycket kostar det?!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steph927304

Wouldn't you say "crown" in english? I've always heard and said "couronne" in french.. People are not going to pronounce "krona" right anyway in the middle of a foreign sentence..


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

I hear people use both.

Those who say "krona" often pronounce it in an English way (mostly the R that differs), and often use singular always, or add S for plural, instead of -or.

Personally I usually say "Swedish crowns", but if I speak any other language I probably say krona (and typically will not even know the word for a crown).

And in business letters, I use the symbol, SEK.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Redwars22

Vad är en krona?


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

A unit of currency, like a pound or a dollar.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alpha.Lyrae

I heard we could also say "Det blir en krona." Is that correct in all situations ?


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

You can usually use blir when tallying the cost of something, so it's a phrasing you might hear cashiers use.


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

"I costs one crown" was not accepted, so I guess I should not translate the name of currency. Is this really a mistake?


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

Well yes, you need "It", not "I". But the rest is fine. :)


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

Oh my I should have spotted that. These hardly noticeable typos are ruining me.


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

Yeah, I do the same all the time. :)


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

This was a listening exercise for me. I put "de kostar en krona" and was marked incorrect. Does that not mean, "they cost one krona" and therefore should be acceptable based on what you hear? Am I missing something about pluralizing in this case?


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

de is actually normally pronounced dom. But det is normally pronounced de.


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

Yes, that'll do it. I'm used to hearing dom but my mind doesn't always make the jump to dom from de.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pang1968

Just curious - Could one say "It is a crown" instead of costs as we can in English? Thanks and have a great day!


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

Nothing costs 1kr in Sweden.

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