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"Svømmer hun hundre meter?"

Translation:Is she swimming a hundred meters?

2 years ago

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/DmitryLebe1

Can't understand what is the difference between the correct one "Does she swim 100 meters" and my answer "Does she swim hundred meters", which is incorrect according to Duolingo.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lingokvinne

I am far from being an expert linguist (taking this course makes me realize how little I understand my own language!), but I think you would have needed to reply as "one hundred" or "a hundred". That sounds more natural to me.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DmitryLebe1

Thanks a lot for the hint, sometimes it's hard for me to get where the error since my English is also far from perfect :)

2 years ago

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Is this just a "hey, how long of a distance is she swimming" or is this specific to racing/your specialty in racing. In (American) English, "Is she swimming THE 100 meters" would imply that that's "her" race/specialty (as opposed to the 50 meters, or 1,000 meters or... Just curious ;-)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fveldig
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That would be "Svømmer hun hundremeteren?", so the above sentence is just asking how long of a distance she's swimming.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jody2457

Can someone clarify why 'hundre meter' translates to 'a hundred meters' and not 'the hundred meters'?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yakuul
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See above. There is no 'the' in the Norwegian part. "That would be "Svømmer hun hundremeteren?", "

1 year ago

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I wrote «hundred meters» and got it wrong. 100 was accepted instead of hundred... you should accept both.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Yakuul
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You would have to write 'a hundred' or 'one hundred' meters if you're going to spell it out, otherwise, that's ungrammatical in English.

1 year ago