KudoZ home » Swedish to English » Medical: Health Care

gå undan


Login or register (free and only takes a few minutes) to participate in this question.

You will also have access to many other tools and opportunities designed for those who have language-related jobs
(or are passionate about them). Participation is free and the site has a strict confidentiality policy.
16:10 Feb 21, 2005
This question was closed without grading. Reason: No acceptable answer

Swedish to English translations [PRO]
Medical - Medical: Health Care
Swedish term or phrase: gå undan
Context: Viss förkänsla inför dessa attacker och kan lägga sig ner då ju inte benen bär eller gå undan.

What is the meaning of "gå undan" here?
Don Spade

Summary of answers provided
5gå undan = go away
4 +1viker sig
Marie Andersson (Allen)
3step away

Discussion entries: 2



13 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5
gå undan
gå undan = go away

the attacks don't "go away", or stop, so it's necessary to lay down

Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

1 hr   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +1
gå undan
viker sig

The Swedish sounds odd, as if not by a native. Therefore I wonder whether the meaning is "viker sig", as in the legs "give way".

Marie Andersson (Allen)
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:34
Specializes in field
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in category: 4

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Sven Petersson: "give way"
1 hr
  -> Tack, Sven
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)
The asker has declined this answer

5 days   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
gå undan
step away

The meaning is most likely "step away" however it is a bit out of place, the sentence should most likely have been phrased: "...can not lay down or step away since the legs do not..."

Local time: 08:34
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
Login to enter a peer comment (or grade)

Return to KudoZ list

KudoZ™ translation help
The KudoZ network provides a framework for translators and others to assist each other with translations or explanations of terms and short phrases.

See also:

Term search
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search