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13:30 Jan 23, 2001
English to Swedish translations [Non-PRO]
Tech/Engineering
English term or phrase: victory
the teams first victory
matt
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Summary of answers provided
naseger
Sven Petersson
naSeger or vinst or triumfGlenn Viklund
naseger
Sven Petersson
naSeger, TriumfGlenn Viklund


  

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18 mins
Seger, Triumf


Explanation:
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Glenn Viklund
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1 hr
seger


Explanation:
As my competitor said: You'll find it in any dictionary!

PLEASE NOTE: "triumf" is WRONG. "triumf" is following a "seger"; as a result of the "seger"! Just as in English!


    Native English and Swedish speaker.
Sven Petersson
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4 hrs
Seger or vinst or triumf


Explanation:
My collegue's answer above prompts me to be a bit more specific:

There are two common words for victory:

Seger and vinst.

EG: The full translation of your sentence would thus be:

"Lagets första seger"

or

"Lagets första vinst"

However, metaphorically (or figuratively) spoken, the word triumf (eng. triumph) can also be used, which for instance occurs a lot in paper headlines, as I'm sure you can imagine. The reference for this is also mentioned below.

Furthermore, I humbly think that the victory occurs after the game is completed, as does the triumph.


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Glenn Viklund
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20 hrs
seger


Explanation:
Förtydligande till ställningstagande i tidigare svar:

Om det gäller att översätta för kvällstidningarna så är "triumf" helt OK, men om det bedrivs seriöst översättningsarbete så är det HELT FÖRKASTLIGT!

"triumf" (och "triumph") kommer från latin och betyder "fira segern". I det gamla Rom firades framgångsrika genelaler och admiraler med triumftåg beordrade av kejsaren. Det kunde ske år efter segern!

I vår moderna elektoniska värld är det inte längre år, men millisekunder, mellan seger och triumf, men faktumet består:

DET ÄR INTE SAMMA SAK!

(Expressen och Aftonbladet är naturligtvis undantagna!)

Sven.


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Sven Petersson
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