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"Jag har betalat för mycket."

Translation:I have paid too much.

March 17, 2015

16 Comments


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

what's the difference between "for a lot" and "too much?" Is the former på mycket instead


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lundgren8

None really, but there’s a slight difference in intonation.

Swedish has something called pitch accents of which there are two. These are a bit like Chinese tones, but they don’t have such a big role. If you ”pay for a lot” you would say för mycket with accent 2 on mycket, but if you pay ’too much’ you will have accent 1 on mycket.

This is a bit advanced Swedish phonology, but you can read more here if you’re interested.


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

So in text format it would really depend on context. I put "I payed for a lot" and got it wrong and assumed that it was wrong. If I come across it again I'll report it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lundgren8

Yeah, I can add it as an alternative. Just check your spelling on paid as well.


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

Of course. For some reason, since I started learning Swedish I have been making some weird mistakes with a few English words and paid is one of them.


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

I'm not sure how old this comment is, since I'm on mobile, but I can't get the link to load.


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

Tack för den nya länken!


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

could you also say jag betalat för mycket? i feel like saying "i have gone to the store, or i have forgotten my keys" is kind of unused in American English.


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

No, you can't skip har here. If you skip 'have' in English, you change the tense so that 'I paid too much' would be Jag betalade för mycket in Swedish.


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

ohh makes sense tack!


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

Couldn't I say "I paid too much"?


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

That would be Jag betalade för mycket in Swedish.


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

mycket användbart uttryck för småprat i Sverige


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

"I have paid a lot" is wrong, is there any kind of difference in English between paying a lot and paying too much? :/


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ninady1980

Can this also be translated as "I have been paying too much"? If not, how would that be said in Swedish?

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