"Jag äter inte amerikansk mat."

Translation:I do not eat American food.

March 27, 2015

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

Really? how do you say hamburger in svenska btw?


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

Hamburgare, but that is German food don't forget ;)


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

Well, in it's purest form, greasy, with pickles, ketchup, maybe a tomato slice and lettuce, it's American. It may have been inspired by hamburger steak, but it was first sold at, I believe, the Chicago Worlds Fair in it's most familiar form. Most "American" food is a rif on food from other countries - which includes food we consider foreign food. I've eaten Chinese food from the American menu and the Chinese menu at a local Chinese restaurant - not the same thing at all.


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

"Hamburgare," if I remember their Burger King menus right.


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

Burger King? MAX Hamburgare #1


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

I ate at a MAX. It wasn't that great. Then again, neither was Burger King.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BagelMaste2

It depends on which MAX you go to. I don't like the stockholm ones


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

I agree with Darius. North and South America are considered separate continents based on both plate tectonics and geopolitics. Where one ends and the other begins is a fuzzy matter of debate.

The TTL voice seems to say "Amerikans o mat". Am I mishearing her? Is that really the correct pronunciation?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tebasile98

You wrote this over a year ago, but I'll still answer. Yes you heard right, but no, the pronunciation is not correct, and it is still wrong to this day.


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

There's some sort of sound glitch at the end of amerikansk. Unfortunately we have no way of fixing individual sound errors.


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

What exactly is "American" food??


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pang1968

Good question. The single most popular condiment is actually salsa, for crying out loud. Our food comes from all over and is thrown together unceremoniously. Sometimes the results are brilliant, though.


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

Chinese food. I'm serious. A lot of what Americans consider "Chinese" food was invented in the US.


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

McDonalds, American style bbq, Mac 'n cheese, Fried chicken, Peanut butter & jelly sandwich, Buffalo wings, smore's, soft drinks.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaryBeth378619

Of all those things - I would only eat the PBJ sandwich and only if it was not on white bread and the peanutbutter did not have high fructose corn syrup.


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

And this is why you're healthy


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

Vi har en rik och mångfaldig matkultur i USA.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/steverandall7

As Shakespeare said, "Much ado about nothing!"


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

Cheese in a can.


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

Don't know if this is worth mentioning, but I wrote "Jag äter inte amerikansk met," (met, not mat) but Duo didn't notice.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eik55

It probably auto-corrected since it's mainly looking at the verbs.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/esh2001

fair enough tbh

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