09:22 Aug 7, 2018
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Swedish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Art/Literary - Idioms / Maxims / Sayings
Swedish term or phrase: nämnde

Can someone kindly explain how 'nämde' is being used in

Nämnde Polhem generaliserade alltså precis som tyska och engelska teknologer.

I expected "namnet Polhem....."

Local time: 14:20

Summary of answers provided
5 +3(the) aforementioned
Sven Petersson
4 +2the mentioned
Tim Kynerd

Discussion entries: 9



10 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
the mentioned

"Nämnd" means "mentioned," so "Nämnde Polhem" means "the mentioned Polhem." It's entirely possible that there's a better translation, but this is what it means.

Tim Kynerd
Local time: 14:20
Works in field
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Matt Bibby: Yes this is the meaning, I think the better translation would be 'The said Polhem...' or possibly 'The above-mentioned Polhem...'. Other possibilities too, such as 'This person Polhem...'.
29 mins
  -> Thanks, Matt! I agree that those are better translations.

agree  Charlesp
1 day 17 hrs
  -> Thanks, Charles! :-)
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4 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +3
(the) aforementioned


Sven Petersson
Local time: 14:20
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 1

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Chris S
22 hrs
  -> Thank you very much!

agree  Michele Fauble
1 day 2 hrs
  -> Thank you very much!

agree  Charlesp
1 day 14 hrs
  -> Thank you very much!
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