eller hur

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Swedish eller hur.

Phrase[edit]

eller hur

  1. (humorous) or what?
    • 2016, Karl Aage Rasmussen, Kan man høre tiden: Essays om musik og mennesker, Gyldendal A/S →ISBN
      Senere søgte Stalintiden omhyggeligt at slette alle spor efter disse eksperimentatorer, de blev helt bogstaveligt taget ud af historien (og så kan den vel ikke gentage sig, eller hur?).
      Later, the Stalin age meticulously attempted to erase all traces of these experimentators, they were quite literally removed from history (and then surely it cannot repeat itself, or can it?).
    • 2010, Niels Lillelund, Bibendum, Gyldendal A/S →ISBN
      Pengene er gode nok, selv om de er små. Eller hur? sagde han.
      The money is good enough, although few. Or what? he said.
    • 2014, Per Sørensen, Meninger om mangt og meget: artikler og essays, BoD – Books on Demand →ISBN, page 96
      Men det er naturligvis alment erkendt inden for højskolebevægelsen, eller hur?, som de siger i Sverige.
      But of course, that is generally acknowledged within the højskole movement, or is it?, as they say in Sweden.

Swedish[edit]

Phrase[edit]

eller hur

  1. Tag question used when the speaker expects agreement.
    Han är korkad, eller hur?
    "He is stupid, isn't he?"

Usage notes[edit]

Swedish does not construct tag questions after the context, but uses a fixed expression such as "eller hur?" or "inte sant?" in all contexts.

See also[edit]

Interjection[edit]

eller hur!

  1. (colloquial) Used to indicate agreement.