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"How many pieces of furniture are there in the house?"

Translation:Hvor mange møbler finnes det i huset?

September 4, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dakota_Marz

I think i finally realized when to use ''hvor'' for ''hvordan'', whenever you have an adjective after the question word use ''hvor''. Ex: (This sentence), and Hvor gammel er du, Hvor sulten er du.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae

That's right, you would use "hvor" for "how" when it's followed by an adjective or an adverb.

"How" translates to...

  • Hvor when referring to the degree or amount of something.
  • Hvordan when referring to the manner in which something is done.

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JornBosz

Hvor mange møbler står det i huset?

Was wrong, but intuitively sounds right to me :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusGORD

why do they omit the word PIECES in the translation?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae

"Furniture" is an uncountable noun in English, but the Norwegian equivalent is a countable noun. This means that we don't need to talk of 'pieces of' furniture in Norwegian; we simply use the plural form of the noun.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MusGORD

MANGE TAKK, DELICIAE


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae

Bare hyggelig! :)

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