"När började smärtan?"

Translation:When did the pain start?

March 14, 2015



I would argue that a variation of "When did it start to hurt?" should be accepted, although I acknowledge that it is a fairly liberal translation for this.

March 14, 2015


I imagine the course admins would like to not accept this since it would correspond better to another Swedish phrase (när började det göra ont?), and it has some pedagogical purpose to separate the two.

March 14, 2015


Yeah I got that phrase just after this one, I think. So, understandable.

March 14, 2015


Could I use here ''ont'' instead of ''smärta''? What are the differences btw them?

January 4, 2016


smärta is a noun, like 'pain'.
ont is normally only used as an adverb: det gör ont means 'it hurts'.
To have ont in this sentence, you could say När började det göra ont? 'When did it start to hurt?'

September 22, 2017


That's interesting, because there is an English verb "smart" that means to be in pain.

September 30, 2015


They're related. :)

September 30, 2015
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