Swedish: Can you make a room for the passengers please?

Discussion in 'Nordic Languages' started by Eat, Jul 2, 2012.

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  1. Eat Member

    Japanese
    At a bus where there are many people (fullsatt bus?), what would a driver say to the passengers who are standing, that they move back further so that there is a room in the front?

    My attempt is "Kan du gå längre bak så att man kan stiga på bussen?"
     
  2. x_karin

    x_karin New Member

    Swedish
    If you say "Kan du gå längre bak så att man kan stiga på bussen?", then you talk only to one person ("du"). To speak to several people, you must use "ni" instead. "man" is a bit unpolite to use in this context (if the driver is service minded), it sounds better with "fler" = "more" (as in "more people").

    My suggestion:
    "Kan ni gå längre bak så att fler kan stiga på bussen?"
     

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