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16:57 Aug 24, 2000
German to English translations [PRO]
German term or phrase:jeg elsker dig
A friend of mine who knows I like challenges sent me this as a closing in a letter. I do not know what language it is, nor do I know what it means. Please help me, I'd like to know what langugage it is and what it means.
Thanks for you help...
Explanation: You might want to move this to the English into Swedish forum for confermation. I'm Italian, but I listen to a lot of classical music, including Sibelius and Grieg songs. If I know my music correctly, this means I love you in Swedish!
Floriana United States Local time: 07:35 Native speaker of: Italian
Explanation: The Swedish first-person singular subject pronoun is "jag", so Swedish is eliminated. Also, I think the Swedish word for love is "älske", so is spelt differently.
"Jeg" is the first-person singular subject pronoun in both Danish and Norwegian. But whereas the second-person singular object pronoun in Norwegian is "deg", it's "dig" in Danish. Ergo, this is Danish, and not Swedish (or Norwegian, for that matter).
Rowan Morrell New Zealand Local time: 02:35 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in pair: 1459