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English translation: mauve

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Swedish term or phrase:Lila
English translation:mauve
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17:02 May 14, 2001
Swedish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Swedish term or phrase: lila
it was on a package of tea, andit's my mom's name-we were wondering what the exact translation of it was
courtney
mauve, lilac, violet, purple
Explanation:
For all those four words (mauve, lilac, violet, purple) the poor Swedish language has only one, "lila".

BUT, in the true Germanic spirit we compensate for it by making up composite words:

Examples:
"mörklila" = "purple"
"ljuslila" = "mauve"

Look at the package again and make a judgement call!
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Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 15:13
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Summary of answers provided
namauve, lilac, violet, purple
Sven Petersson
naLilac/MauveElizabeth van der Veen


  

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1 hr
Lilac/Mauve


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Found it on Metasearch

Elizabeth van der Veen
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6 hrs
mauve, lilac, violet, purple


Explanation:
For all those four words (mauve, lilac, violet, purple) the poor Swedish language has only one, "lila".

BUT, in the true Germanic spirit we compensate for it by making up composite words:

Examples:
"mörklila" = "purple"
"ljuslila" = "mauve"

Look at the package again and make a judgement call!


    Native English and Swedish speaker.
Sven Petersson
Sweden
Local time: 15:13
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 8077
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