Swedish vikings established the Rus dynasty at Old Novgorod and at Kiev, marrying into Byzantine royalty. Many vikings joined the Varangian Guard of Byzantium. http://www.ancient-origins.net/history-important-events/vikings-byzantium-varangians-and-their-fearless-conquests-003136
Viking helmets did not have horns. The vikings used helmets like the Roman helmets, which became familiar to them.
Vikings were aware of a circle route down rivers (with some portaging) from Old Novgorod to Kiev, then down to the Crimea and to Byzantium, then through the Mediterranean and up the Atlantic coast to Scandinavia.
Lol. No. Vikings are people from long ago, usually pictured as big gruff men with huge beards wearing a metal hat with horns. Look it up
True, this misconception is mostly Wagner's fault; for the heavy use of horned helmets in his operas to make the viking warriors appear more menacing- something that History Channel's "Vikings" manages to do without horned helmets.
Not at all, definitely wasn't a motivating factor in learning Swedish ;)
In icelandic, viking is a verb. I accidentally said "do you know what viking is'' oops :P
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Lol hey the Vikings are badass bearded warriors who also loved boats, literally my people
I ask this of everyone I meet so it's handy to know how to say it svenska-style.
Not always - It depends upon the speed at which you're talking. It's akin to English, where when talking you'll say "Wha' do you wan' for dinner?"
Not so much a 'silent letter' as it is skipped over to speed up conversation.
In that case, how could you tell the difference between hearing "var" and "vad"? This is the second time I've misheard the two.
ja, jag vet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcYWCu2qxIE it was not so long ago there still were vikingarna but no more:
could you say "what do you think a Viking is?" as a valid translation?
No - Purely because 'vet' means 'know', implying that the question is in reference to factual knowledge, rather than opinion.
Why isn't it "Vet du vem en viking är?" I mean, Viking refers to the person so why the question says "what is a Viking"?
Because 'viking' here is a noun referring to a group of people rather than an individual.
It's akin to saying "Do you know who a Swedish person is?" - It doesn't make sense because we're not referring to an individual.
You could say "Do you know who Ragnar Lothbrok is?" or "Do you know what a viking is?", but you can't combine the two.
EDIT: I guess you could combine the two in a sense, but it would have to be referring to a group and couldn't be in a non-plural tense. eg:
"Do you know who 'The Vikings' are?"
No, the question word needs to go first. Otherwise, it means "what you know" rather than "do you know".
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"viking är" sounds like the German word for viking which is "Wikinger". that was confusing^^
In English, the word "Viking" refers to historical Swedish/Scandivanian people who lived about 1000 years ago. They are of particular historical interest to English-speaking people since they mostly conquered England and took up residence there, lived with and married with the residents of England and heavily influenced the English language. But does the Swedish work "viking" mean the same thing? I suspect that it does.
Since it's the 21st century, I checked it out on Wikipedia and got this:
"The Vikings were seafaring Scandinavians engaged in exploring, raiding and trading in waters and lands outside of Scandinavia from the eighth to eleventh centuries."
I am sure that Swedish children learn about this in history class, and I find history interesting, so please feel free to elaborate if you feel like it!