"Hennes resväska är full av kläder."

Translation:Her suitcase is full of clothes.

July 24, 2015

8 Comments


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

"resväska" = literally, "travel bag", right? Doesn't work though. Apologies if I'm being picky, but this is still a pretty common term in English.

July 24, 2015

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

It's not you, it's us. Who are being picky. We've now discussed this in the group and decided to add travel bag as an accepted answer. However, you should know that a lot of things that are travel bags are not in fact resväskor. When I image google travel bag, I see some resväskor, but a lot of the bags shown are just väskor, bagar, sportbagar, or something else.

I think the best way to see the difference is to image google travel bag and resväska respectively. You'll notice the difference.

August 6, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marsfire666

It looks to me like resväskor are in fact suitcases. I think my answer "luggage" is probably more acceptable than travel bag, which is more likely to be some smaller bag that you carry on to a plane.

August 6, 2015

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

The best translation for resväska is definitely 'suitcase'. But some travel bags can be resväskor.

August 6, 2015

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

I agree that there are many types of bag that people travel with, sorry I think my point was just unclear: I translated literally from the text as it was a new compound word for me - hence why I mentioned the similarities in my original post.

I understand that suitcase is more suitable in context but I felt somewhat miffed for being told I was incorrect when my answer makes perfect sense.

I appreciate though that it's been added to the accepted answers, it should be made clear to anyone doing as I did that "suitcase" is also correct in order to learn from the question.

August 11, 2015

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

Yeah, that should probably be accepted. Report it next time - I'm sure it's just missing. :)

July 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Marsfire666

What about "luggage"?

August 4, 2015

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

That's bagage in Swedish, with French pronunciation.

August 4, 2015
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