"The letter is to the left of the newspaper."

Translation:Brevet är till vänster om tidningen.

March 21, 2015

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/KatherineMaas

I am confused about when to use vänster rather than vänstra.

December 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

A late reply, but vänstra is the definite form. It gets a little confusing, though, since Swedish has a lot of idiomatics using indefinite directions.

In a phrase like "on the left side", for instance, you'd use either på den vänstra sidan or more idiomatically på vänster sida. And in this sentence, of course, English uses the definite while Swedish does not.

March 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/jarrettkong

Why is "ligger" not necessary here?

March 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/HelenCarlsson

We often use ligger/sitter/står, but it's normally not necessary. "Är" is perhaps more common when you describe the position/placement in relation to something else (here the newspaper).

March 21, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Kevinlinton_

How do i say to the right of?

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

till höger om

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/satwita

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August 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ion1122

Like Malmö?

December 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/ezupo1

eller Södertälje

June 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

You guys have the weirdest definition of "exotic".

June 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Kevinlinton_

Tack! This course wouldn't be the same without you ❤

August 1, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/HarryFletc3

Can anyone comment on the use of 'om' rather than 'av' in this sentence?

June 18, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

Unfortunately, the best answer I can give is that this is one of those cases where prepositions often have to be learned by heart.

June 18, 2018
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