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"En appelsin er en frukt."

Translation:An orange is a fruit.

September 10, 2015

10 Comments


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

I am greatly amused that "appelsin" looks/sounds like apple but is an "orange."


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

the root of appelsin is "apple of china/from China"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/42malinovskiy

It's interesting how it sounds almost exactly the same in Russian.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rafael-Valiev

Yeah. It was confusing for the first time


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IanWitham1

My mnemonic for this is, They are as different as apples and oranges."

I always thought that should be, "They are as different as apples and horses," because apples and oranges have many similarities. Both are fruit. We eat them. They grow on trees. The differences seem few, we serve apple sauce with pork and orange sauce with duck, until you learn there are languages where the word for apple is similar to the word for orange.


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

Is there a difference in the pronunciation of the first syllable of frokost and the word frukt?


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

there is more "u" in frukt...try listening to the sound files at http://lexin.udir.no/ -> Bokmålsordbok->enter search word ->søk->click speaker icon next to word you want to hear


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aj0df

Is it the only fruit?

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