"Har du en pojkvän?"

Translation:Do you have a boyfriend?

March 23, 2015

5 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/sigma421

Makes careful note of this sentence

April 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/staplesnout

Det är en personlig fråga, Duo.

November 16, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/AdriaGarri

Hah. It's literally boy friend.

March 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/UnderCanada

Interesting, that Swedish forms the same "boyfriend" and, presumably, girlfriend. I wonder where it originates?

May 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/kiteo

I had a poke around; not clear to me but it’s a relatively modern formation in both languages, especially in the romantic sense which developed later than the platonic sense. Some other northern European languages (including the non-Germanic Finnish) have similar compounds or at least gendered “friend” type words. The most likely explanation is that one or more directly influenced the others. English term seems to originate a bit earlier than Swedish term, at least for boyfriend.

August 22, 2018
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