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"Hon har gått ner i vikt."

Translation:She has lost weight.

May 30, 2015

8 Comments


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

can you also tappa vikt or some such? or is gå ner i the best way?


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

Tappa vikt can be used.


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

Yes, "tappa vikt" can also be used but it may imply losing weight involontarily. For example, if you are sick.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Sck3y

English is not my main language but isn't "She went down in weight" also a good translation?


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

No, we wouldn't say this in English. We would say "She lost weight". Although my Swedish boyfriend has said "You went down in weight" and I obviously knew exactly what he meant.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/xE21c9Zl

Is this where "viktig" comes from? If something is important it has "weight"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Helmut83

I thought the same...


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

Seems reasonable, since in English you can have "a weighty problem".

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