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16:29 Aug 20, 2001
Swedish to English translations [Non-PRO]
Swedish term or phrase: Varsågod
Thanks
Tony
English translation:it depends on the context
Explanation:
"Varsågod" can mean a lot of different things depending on the context.

Glen is right when he suggests "you're welcome" - the person that makes a favour or gives some kind of service, usually says "Varsågod" after the other person says "Tack" (Thanks). Nina's suggestion "ingen orsak" is correct, but not much in use in Sweden nowadays.

Other meanings of "Varsågod" are:

"Please ... will you [kindly]"
"Please.." (when somebody offers you something (e.g. food).
"Please be so kind...", "Of course!" (when somebody asks you or gives you permission to do something, etc.)

"Here you are" (when somebody offers you something)

etc., etc.

Hope it helps.
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Summary of answers provided
na +5it depends on the context
CCW
naHere you are / Here you go
Nina Engberg
na -1you're welcomeGlenn Viklund
na -1Oops
Nina Engberg


  

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12 mins peer agreement (net): -1
you're welcome


Explanation:
thanks = tack
you're welcome = varsågod


    Native Swede
Glenn Viklund
Albania
Local time: 23:34
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 450

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Nina Engberg: You're welcome would be "Ingen orsak" in Swedish
58 mins
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1 hr
Here you are / Here you go


Explanation:
This is a phrase usually used when you hand something to someone.
One exception -- Varsågod att ät. This basically means, freely translated, "Please, go ahead and eat"
(Used the same was as "Bon appetit" is in French)


    Native Swede living in the U.S.
Nina Engberg
United States
Local time: 15:34
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 124
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1 hr peer agreement (net): -1
Oops


Explanation:
Of course that should be "Varsågod att äta"!!


    Native Swede living in the U.S.
Nina Engberg
United States
Local time: 15:34
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish
PRO pts in pair: 124

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
disagree  Mats Wiman: Varsågod och ät! is Swedish
1 hr
  -> Jag håller med dig, men Varsågod att ät är inte bra svenska. (Se ovan)
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1 hr peer agreement (net): +5
it depends on the context


Explanation:
"Varsågod" can mean a lot of different things depending on the context.

Glen is right when he suggests "you're welcome" - the person that makes a favour or gives some kind of service, usually says "Varsågod" after the other person says "Tack" (Thanks). Nina's suggestion "ingen orsak" is correct, but not much in use in Sweden nowadays.

Other meanings of "Varsågod" are:

"Please ... will you [kindly]"
"Please.." (when somebody offers you something (e.g. food).
"Please be so kind...", "Of course!" (when somebody asks you or gives you permission to do something, etc.)

"Here you are" (when somebody offers you something)

etc., etc.

Hope it helps.


    Native Swede
CCW
Native speaker of: Native in SwedishSwedish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 139
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Mats Wiman: excluding: '"Please.." (when somebody offers you something (e.g. food). '
1 hr
  -> tack

agree  Sven Petersson
4 hrs
  -> tack

agree  Fredrik Larsson
5 hrs
  -> tack

agree  Liz Ottosson
16 hrs
  -> tack

agree  Ozzy
11 days
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