Swedish: trillat / fallit.

Discussion in 'Nordic Languages' started by sleepless619, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. sleepless619 Junior Member

    MA, USA
    English - American
    I heard them used in the song Jag Kommer by Veronica Maggio. They both translated into fell.
  2. Halfdan Junior Member

    Canadian English
    I assume you're referring to this line of the song: För jag har trillat dit, jag har fallit, jag har vaknat
    For I have tumbled there, I have fallen, I have woken up.
    trilla can mean to fall, but I consider it to be more of a tumble.
  3. JohanIII

    JohanIII Senior Member

    Fallit here is the fallen of "fallen for him". As I deduce from trillat dit. (The complete phrase "fallen for him" would be fallit för honom, which is good Swedish.)

    Trillat is generally equal to fallit, in the physical sense, though is closer to what follows from a trip (as Halfdan said, tumble).

    But - to equal "fallen for him", you have to say trillat dit.

    Checking lyrics I see jag tror jag är kär = I think I'm in love. So I deduced correctly.
  4. sleepless619 Junior Member

    MA, USA
    English - American
    Thank you both so much! It makes total sense now.

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