"Golf er en rar idrett."

Translation:Golf is a strange sport.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/amaratea
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what is the difference between "sport" and "idrett"? If any...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/grydolva

They sort of run into each other. The online dictionary at uio uses idrett to explain sport and vise versa. I think it's more common to use -sport when using collective terms like ballsport (all sports using a ball), skøytesport (all sports on skates) etc.

I would ask someone of they were doing idrett and ask if they liked watching sport. But not consistently...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SigurdS
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Also: sport is a latin-derived loan word; while idrett is from germanic origin (although i would say that the old-norse íþrótt is more or less a translation of "sport")

1 year ago

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Idrett = Old Norse/Icelandic íþrótt, this is made from í- (in?) and þrótt (strength, vigour), equivalent to Old English þroht (oppression, hardship), no modern descendents but it may be related to þrowian (to struggle, to persevere).

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Julius_Nebula

Golf er ingen idrett. ;)

2 years ago

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Det er like mye idrett som sjakk :P

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Julius_Nebula

...Men sjakk er også ikke en idrett! ;P

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Immortalizd
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Nettopp! :P

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Camril

Does "en idrett" describe a certain kind of sports to distinguish it from "en sport"?

1 year ago

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"Idrett" and "sport" are not completely synonymous in Norwegian, though there is quite some overlap.

"Idrett" is mainly used for sports where the physical prowess of the athlete is in focus; sports which require a great deal of strength, agility and/or stamina, and where the participants rely primarily on themselves and their team to win.

Sports like golf or sailing, which also require physical skill, but where gear and other factors play a greater part, are more often referred to as "sport". "Sport" is also used as a general term when referring to both types of sports collectively.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OtakuLoaf

Explain idrett and sport, are they different?

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/amaratea
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A very detailed explanation is literally above your question.

3 months ago
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