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"Det är värdefullt."

Translation:It is valuable.

March 24, 2015



"Worthful" would be a literal etymological translation (but it's not a real word in English). It helps me remember, though.


It is in German: Wertvoll.


It could also be "valueful" (which also isn't a word but is closer to the swedish word) since värde can also mean value


And fullt also conveys the idea of ability, ableness (able). While "worth" changes to similar consonants and vowels: w to v, th to d and o to aa.


Given that it is värdefullt, as oppose to värdefull, I'm guessing the noun in question is an ett?


Yes - det is the noun here, or more specifically the pronoun. And det is, well, an ett-word. So we can safely assume whatever noun is described is as well. :)


That's what I am wondering.


I have the same doubt, could someone please answer?


How would it be wortless in Swedish??


I am by no means an expert, and this is just my best guess, but I would think it would be ovärdefullt, as o- is a prefix used to make things negative.


Nope - värdelöst, actually. After all, not being valuable isn't the same as being worthless.


So värde is value, thus värdefullt literally means "full of value", right?

[deactivated user]

    What would be the correct translation of "That is valuable"?


    Det här är värdefullt = This is valuable. Det där är värdefullt = That (over there) is valuable.


    And det är värdefullt can also mean "that is valuable" - it's probably more common.

    [deactivated user]

      So for "it", "this" and "that" I could use "det är värdefullt"? Duo told me I was wrong. I cannot remember though if I used this or that. Plus, I got into an argument about "it" and "that" and accidentaly deleted the lesson, before I finished it.


      No, they work like this:

      • det här = this, triggers definite
      • detta = this, triggers indefinite
      • det där = that, with emphasis, like if you're pointing something out
      • det = it or that

      [deactivated user]

        Thank you, that helps a lot

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