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"Dina öron är varma."

Translation:Your ears are warm.

March 15, 2015



The fast audio sounds like "VINA öron är varma"


Is that pronunciation correct?


Not that I know of, but I'm American.


Yes, it sounds wrong here. It should be a normal d sound.


I got the same thing with the listening exercise. I wrote Bina cause that is what I heard. Thankfully it was a typo.


Is öra an irregularly declined noun?


Yes, ett öra, örat; flera öron, öronen. Öga works the same: ett öga, ögat; ögon, ögonen. ('eye')


How one would say in Swedish that someone forehead has high temperature due to fever? In English, one could say: your forehead is hot. How would this translate in Swedish. Also if one comes from freezing temperature outside, the ears often feel much warmer than usually. Then, I think, one could say: my ears are hot. Saying that they are warm does not mean the same (it would only mean that they have regular temperature). What one would say in Swedish?


The first would be "Din panna är varm." while the second I think would still use "varma". I'd say the word "varm" has a bigger range than the English "warm".


In England you might be told: "Somebody is thinking about you. Which ear? Left your lover, right your mother." I wonder if there is something similar in Sweden?


A late reply, but no - I can't think of anything like that.


In America, we might ask someone, "Were/are your ears burning?", if we have just been talking about them (without their knowledge). That was the first thing I thought about when I read this sentence, but supposed the idiom doesn't really translate to Swedish :)


Is this literal or is it an expression based on superstition?


Säger du på Svenska att dina öron bränner när någon pratar om dig?


Nej, det säger man inte på svenska.


Since the sentence refers to both ears, our expression says that someone is talking, perhaps, gossiping about you behind your back. Otherwise, it just means your ears are physically warm.


What, in Swedish or in English?

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