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"The brothers eat bread."

Translation:Bröderna äter bröd.

March 30, 2015

11 Comments


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

If i had not known some Swedish, i would think it said " the breads eat bread


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wander.Wonder

Or "The brothers eat brother"


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

Wondering if "brod" (bread) is a part of the meaning of the word brother (broderna.)


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

It doesn't seem so, but bröd is of course related to 'bread' and bror to 'brother'. The sources I found say that the words for 'bread' is related to words for 'brewing' (as in 'beer') or the word for 'break' (as in 'breaking off a piece').


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

Yah. What I had in mind was the idea of two people breaking bread together, a kindred connection.
And WOW you have studied many of the languages! Congratulations!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steph.Ro

That's so interesting. I can see the connection to beer. Up until beer brewing became widespread, families used to hand down their sourdough starter from generation to generation. Once beer brewing was established, the 'barm' from brewing was used as the yeast component in bread making.


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

Haha, this was a funny sentence!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/yuyu2809

Jag ser vad ni gjorde där...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Summer839859

Could someone please help me out with the difference between 'äta' and 'äter' and other similar situations. I keep getting mixed up!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/4oYBIxtO

Äta is infinite, äter is present

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