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"Whatever" in Swedish

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In regards to the Swedish equivalent of saying "Whatever!", would it be more correct to say "vad som helst!" or "oavsett!" ? I think that "oavsett" is regardless and "vad som helst" is anything, but I'm only level 8 in Swedish and "whatever" hasn't come up. I'm inclined to believe it's the former, but I'd like a second opinion from someone with more knowledge. Tack tack!

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/glossboss
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I'm not a native Swedish speaker, but in my experience I've never heard or seen "Vad som helst" used on its own as an expression of dismissive indifference like "Whatever!".

A Swede would say things like:

"(Det är) skit samma!" (it's all the same, it doesn't matter a damn)

"Spelar ingen roll" (makes no difference)

"Det struntar jag i" / "Det bryr jag mig inte om" (I don't care, I don't give a damn)

"Vad bryr jag mig om det?" (What do I care?)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/km1
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Would someone please rank these in order from most to least polite?

3 years ago

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If you're looking for a translation of whatever as a pronoun, used vad... än or some variant thereof, as follows:

Whatever as object:

Vad du än gör, kommer du aldrig att lyckas (whatever you do, you're never going to succeed)

Whatever as subject:

Vad som än händer, ska jag stödja dig (Whatever happens, I will support you)

More examples:

http://www.ord.se/oversattning/engelska/?s=whatever&l=ENGSVE

http://en.bab.la/dictionary/english-swedish/whatever

3 years ago

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Thanks! You're very helpful. Have 4 lingots!

3 years ago
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