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00:16 Jul 8, 2002
Swedish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Swedish term or phrase: kaffetaren den basta
Phrase on a coffee pot made in Sweden
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5 +1a drop of coffee is the bestGeorge Hopkins
4 -1the best coffee
Hanna Valenta


  

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44 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): -1
the best coffee


Explanation:
Old swedish, it should say: kaffetåren den bästa. Means the best "enjoyable" coffee, or "only the best coffee". Hard to translate.

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Hanna Valenta
Sweden
Local time: 09:32
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 26

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Sara Hagelstam: I agree with the explanation, but you miss the essence of the sentence. I suggest "The best sip of coffee ever" or the "My first sip of coffe, made me stay".
15 mins
  -> Yes, I agree that "The best sip of coffee ever" is a much better translation of only these words, but as it turns out the words are a part of a longer phrase. Thanks though!
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11 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
a drop of coffee is the best


Explanation:
"Kaffetåren den bästa är" is the complete phrase. Simply stating that there is nothing like a cup of coffee.

George Hopkins
Local time: 09:32
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 3081

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Fredrik Larsson
1 day29 mins
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