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Swedish to English translations [PRO] Social Sciences - General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters
Swedish term or phrase:kommer i tide
In a 1917 letter from Malmö, the writer discusses the various shortages of foodstuffs in Sweden at that time: "Smörransonen varierar. I denna vecka får säljas 1 kg till person. 'Får säljas' säger jag, ty det är icke säkert man får något, d.v.s. kommer i tide. I denna veckan ha' vi ej haft smör här jag bor, och fru Anderson är så olycklig så!"
I'm unsure what the phrase "kommer i tide" means here...
Explanation: From the context. There isn't enough butter, so you better arrive/be there on time to get your ration.
Sam H. United States Local time: 23:41 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 4
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