"En viktig havn i vest"

Translation:An important port in the west

September 29, 2015

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

How would you say "an important port TO the west"?

September 29, 2015

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

I think that would be mot vest

September 29, 2015

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

It is grey and goes by the name of Mithlond

April 7, 2016

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

would you also could say:.....i vesten ?

March 11, 2016

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

I'm also curious about this. Is "vesten" only used (with capitalization) to describe the geopolitical concept of 'the West'? Or can it also be used like, "Jeg reiser til vesten," without being capitalized, as an alternative to the example given?

June 15, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/F153n

'Jeg reiser til Vesten' would as you mention imply the West. "Jeg reiser til østen" is on the other hand somehow normal to say and implies China and southeast Asia. If you want express where in Norway you are headed we roughly devide the country into South,vest, east and north. And we say Sørlandet , Vestlandet, Østlandet, nordnorge. Southernmost part, vesten part and so on. So if you want to use a cardinal direction to a unspesific large part of the country, that's how.

July 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae
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*Sørlandet, Vestlandet, Trøndelag, Østlandet, Nord-Norge

"Sør-Norge" is used to cover a larger area, comprising all of the above except for "Nord-Norge".

"Midtnorge" is not a well defined term, but usually covers "Trøndelag" as well as parts of "Vestlandet". Sometimes the bordering areas of "Nord-Norge" is included as well.

July 9, 2017
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