etta

English translation: onesie

08:40 Apr 17, 2018
Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc. / The use of LEGO as a metaphor
Swedish term or phrase: etta
This comes from a methodology textbook where LEGO is used as a metaphor. In one instance, the text refers to one kid asking another for an "etta" (i.e., a piece with only one dot). This was the only picture I could find in a quick search: https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTVp8AL...

I'm sure there is a good way of describing this in English, but it would be great to use the term used colloquially by English-speaking kids. When I was a kid growing up in Sweden, everyone knew exactly what you meant when you asked for an "etta." :-)
ehnsio
Sweden
Local time: 22:04
English translation:onesie
Explanation:
don't know how common this is but I used this with my guys in AmEng... kinda naturally.

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Note added at 4 days (2018-04-21 17:42:40 GMT)
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Prounounced 'wonsee'
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Deane Goltermann
Sweden
Local time: 22:04
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onesie


Explanation:
don't know how common this is but I used this with my guys in AmEng... kinda naturally.

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Note added at 4 days (2018-04-21 17:42:40 GMT)
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Prounounced 'wonsee'

Deane Goltermann
Sweden
Local time: 22:04
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in category: 11
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