När du hittar något som endast kostar en krona frågar du ingenting.
Could someone please explain the word order here, why is inte before vet? Does swapping them around change the question meaning? Thank you
inte affects the verb vill, not the verb vet, so it can't move to behind vet.
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.
What can you buy with just one krona, anyway? As of now it's worth just a little more than a U.S. dime.
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..
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.
I heard we could also say "Det blir en krona." Is that correct in all situations ?
You can usually use blir when tallying the cost of something, so it's a phrasing you might hear cashiers use.
"I costs one crown" was not accepted, so I guess I should not translate the name of currency. Is this really a mistake?
Oh my I should have spotted that. These hardly noticeable typos are ruining me.
The whole comment section is about currencies!! Guys, head to a politico-economic discussion forum. Before you do that, why is "this costs a krona" translation wrong? Is it the "det" or "en" meaning one not "a" as admissible per other languages?
det is always "it" or "that", never "this". For "this", you want either det här or detta.
I dont understand why the krona has such little value per unit, from the currency exchange rate 1 krona is approximatley 9 pence in british currency. Which means for every £1 coin, youd have to lug around about 11 coins of krona. Im assuming notes are far more common than coins, because i can imagine peopoe walking round with big huge oockets full of coins.
Yeah, notes start at 20kr (a little less than 2 quid). Also most people don't carry cash, card is king and some places don't take cash at all.
That's just odd, why even have physical cash at all if it's going to have such little value?
The denominations are different, it's not like the UK where we have a coin for 0.01 of the primary unit - Wikipedia says there are only four types of coin - 1 krona, 2 kronor, 5 kronor, 10 kronor - then the notes start at 20 kronor and go up to 1000 kronor. Close-ish British equivalents would be if the only coins were 10p, 20p, 50p, £1, then there were notes for £2, £5, £10, £20, £50, and £100 (this is off by about 10%, 10 SEK is ~90p, but it's close enough to get an idea)
It's actually a wise thing - this way Swedish products can be more competitive on foreign markets because they are genearally cheaper there. And in Sweden, all the prices are set (more or less, at least) in correlation with people's salaries and the value of the krona, so you usually don't end up being full of coins, especially since everybody is mostly paying with a card and in various e-ways, as Henry_CS already mentioned.
However, if you're looking for a really crazy exchange rate, the Hungarian forint might be your thing: 1 GBP = 350.3 HUF, 1 EUR = 310.3 HUF, 1 USD = 259.7 HUF etc. So in Budapest you regularly end up paying around 500 forints for a cup of tea and things like that:) It takes some time to get used to, really.
i think finland's using the euro; sweden, norway, denmark all use different crowns for currency
Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and the UK are the only countries in Europe not on the Euro, as far as I know. Furthermore, Sweden and Denmark are in the EU (if not on the Euro), Norway is not.
Switzerland doesn't use the Euro either, nor does most of eastern Europe https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f1/Eurozone_map.svg/400px-Eurozone_map.svg.png Blue are the nations using the Euro, red is EU members that don't use the Euro
More detailed info at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurozone Denmark is the only nation currently in the ERM II, which is basically a policy of keeping the exchange rate with the Euro within a certain range (officially allowed to vary up to 15% from an established exchange rate, specifically 7.46038 kroner/euro, but in practice, it's generally even narrower, within just 0.5% of that rate), a first step in adopting the Euro, but Denmark has remained there instead of going on to the Euro. The pink nations are those that have unilaterally adopted the Euro. They're not officially part of the Eurozone, and their nations have no say in Euro policy, but they've adopted it as their official currency.
The 2 pink countries are Kosovo and Montenegro, and they are not Baltic nations but Balkan nations ;)
Also, Croatia uses the kuna, which sounds similar to krona, but actually means "marten" in Croatian.
And Iceland uses their own krona as well. It does not belong to EU but belongs to Schengen zone.