"Hjälten i sagan är en blyg flicka."

Translation:The hero in the fairytale is a shy girl.

March 22, 2015

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Glennebanan

Is 'the heroine' also a translation for hjälten?

August 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

It is now.

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Glennebanan

Thanks. 'Hjältinnan' would also work?

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

Yeah, though I don't think I'd say it myself, it sounds a bit old-fashioned to me.

August 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/-..--..-.-.-.-

I'm guessing indefinite is "Saga", could saga have the same definition in English or is it reserved for fairytale?

March 22, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

Yup, indefinite is saga. Its meaning is colloquially restricted to fairytale, but like in English, it can be used for old chronicles too (e.g. Njáls saga).

March 22, 2015
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