Duolingo is the most popular way to learn languages in the world. Best of all, it's 100% free!

https://www.duolingo.com/Diego765334

Got a question about swedish.

Hello everyone!. So yesterday i discovered dualingo, and i'am amazed how good this app is. The thing is that i started learning swedish right away (i've always wanted to learn the language) and i already need help with a sentence.

What is the right way to say: I'am drinking water.

It is: Jag ar dricker vatten, or Jag dricker vatten?

(I don't know how to put the smal circle on top of the a on ar so sorry about that).

Tack sa mycket!.

3 years ago

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/loremipsxm

Another thing to note is that there is no such thing as the present progressive in Swedish. So I am doing (something) and I do (something) are represented by the same verb tense, which is just the normal present. I see what you're trying to do with the Jag är construction, but there's no need to worry about that, haha. It's Jag dricker vatten all across the board, whether you mean I drink water or I'm drinking water. It's all the same in Swedish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lennonmacca
lennonmacca
  • 23
  • 12
  • 10
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 2

Jag dricker vatten is the correct one. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Diego765334

Tack så mycket!!! Now i can continue haha.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lennonmacca
lennonmacca
  • 23
  • 12
  • 10
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 2

Ingen orsak, lycka till med att lära dig svenska! :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni
Sjodni
  • 20
  • 18
  • 16
  • 12
  • 3

Har du alltid talade svenska? För en människa på Duolingo, mycket få kan talar mycket bra svenska. Oh, jag var undrar, vad betyder "orsak"? Jag kanske att lär mig att, men jag kan inte minnes det, därför att nu jag studerar tysk. Också, vad är ditt favorit språk av din lista? Jag är ledsen till bry dig, har en fin dag! Jag är ledsen för mina misstag.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lennonmacca
lennonmacca
  • 23
  • 12
  • 10
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 2

Yes, I have always, or at least almost always, spoken Swedish, as I grew up in Sweden. :) "Ingen orsak" is a phrase that literally means "no reason" and it means like "you're welcome". I don't know what list you're refering to, the list of the languages that I'm studying on Duolingo? Then my favorite is definitely French!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sjodni
Sjodni
  • 20
  • 18
  • 16
  • 12
  • 3

Yes ,right list. Do you like Spanish? I love the sound of French , and I think it is tied with Swedish for the most beautiful language in the world. German is pretty in its own way too, but, like, horrifically pretty. Spanish, in my opinion, is like ugly Portuguese, but this might be because of the spanish all around me growing up, and me just not wanting to like it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/iron_bun
iron_bun
  • 25
  • 25
  • 17
  • 9
  • 7
  • 306

If you are on some kind of tablet, usually you can hold down a letter and it will give you options for all of the accents, rings and umlauts.

If you have problems with that, have a rummage in the forums for instructions on keyboards. I think there is a wiki too with commonly asked questions. You can follow-up here if you want some help.

3 years ago