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"Hunden sover om ettermiddagen."

Translation:The dog sleeps in the afternoon.

3 years ago

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How to spot a Spanish dog...

3 years ago

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♫ I jungelen, den mektig jungelen, løven sover i kveld! ♫

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrew_Korsfarer

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE-om-om-bu-way!

1 year ago

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Why is dinner "middag," but "ettermiddag" afternoon?

3 years ago

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People used to have dinner in the middle of the work day, hence the the name "middag" (midday = noon).

Nowadays most people have their dinners later in the day, making the name of the meal somewhat misleading. However, we still count noon as the middle of the day, and after noon it's "ettermiddag".

3 years ago

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So how to say "noon" and "dinner time" på norsk?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Highblood

Why can I say "det er ettermiddag" but not "hunden sover om ettermiddag" and instead have to use ettermiddagen. Why skip definitive in one but not the other

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CandiceKB

Ettermiddag = Afternoon

Ettermiddagen = The afternoon

The dog sleeps in 'the afternoon'.

Jeg tror..

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ani_Jane

Why is in the evening 'I kveld' but in the afternoon is 'OM ettermiddagen'?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jorun-la

In the evening is "Om/på kvelden" and in the afternoon is "Om/på ettermiddagen". "I kveld" refers to exactly this evening, so it would be translated to "tonight".

2 years ago

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Could I say paa instead of om?

2 years ago

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Yes, you may use either of the two.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nelmo4
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thank you very much

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cdnmark

unless the dog is scheduled for some reason to sleep every afternoon, a native english speaker would more likely be saying as an observation, "the dog is sleeping all afteroon" or "the dog is sleeping through the afternoon", not "the dog sleeps in the afternoon".

8 months ago