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"Vi arbeider ikke på lørdager."

Translation:We do not work on Saturdays.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Panthera4
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I wonder what's the origin og lørdag. In English, Saturday means 'day of Saturnus', and it has latin origins, but I have no idea what 'lør' refers to.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
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"Lør" comes from the Old Norse "lauga", which means to wash in water or to bathe.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Symbiatch

Just a tidbit: also in Finnish and Estonian the same idea is used. Lauantai, laupäev. It's important to be clean!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pablopublico
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"Lauga" being cognate of "lye".

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bf2010
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and "lut" in Norwegian;)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bob20020
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It looks like "Lord's Day". Isn't Saturday the Sabbath??

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LilTweetingBird
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Yes, "Saturday" is the sabbath, or שבת (shabbat) in Hebrew.

I think if the meaning was "Lord's Day" it would be «herredag» ("lord-day") or «herrensdag» ("the lord's day) or something like that.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pablopublico
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"Lørdag" means "bath day".

Wiktionary says:

From Old Danish løghærdagh, from Old Norse laugardagr (equivalent to laug (“bath”) and dagr (“day”), compare Icelandic laugardagur), from late Proto-Germanic *laugōz dagaz.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Balazs087

Unfortunately I do.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/oneninetysix
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Lær norsk og kanskje you won't have to... :D

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrew_Korsfarer

Same...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dakota_Marz

could you use "om" to replace "på" here? Because from what i can gather "om" is similar to the word "during" when talking about time. Then again "We do not work during saturdays" sounds a bit off to me.

2 years ago

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

"Vi arbeider ikke om lørdager" would not be consider good Norwegian.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TonyNedyalkov

Non-plural days of the week should also be accepted as an answer here.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tiny_Giants

But, if somebody said that they don't work on Saturday, I would assume it is this Saturday they are talking about. It is correct English to say 'I don't work on Saturdays' because there are many of them. Using myself as an example - I am not working on Saturday, but I normally work Saturdays.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pablopublico
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I'm not native English speaker. Wouldn't be right to translate "We work not on Saturdays", even if it is not the preferred form? Tusen takk!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fiderallala
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No, this word order is very archaic in English, and is only acceptable in a few rare cases.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pablopublico
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Takk!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ConnorDolan147

Jeg elsker fredager. ;)

1 year ago