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"Nordmenn elsker å ski."

Translation:Norwegians love to ski.

November 3, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Matthew819992

Shouldn't "Norwegians love to go cross-country skiing" be accepted here? In a similar translation, I was penalised for using "skiing" in place of "cross-country skiing", for "Vi går på ski i helgen"...


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

If I remenber correctly DL usually refers to cross-country skiing as langrenn and there is at least one sentence Vi går langrenn i helgen in DL


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Matthew819992

Perhaps, but I definitely experienced two conflicting interpretations. "Vi går på ski i helgen" should be translated as "We are going cross-country skiing at the weekend", but then "Nordmenn elsker å gå på ski" must be translated as "Norwegians love cross-country skiing", or "...to go cross-country skiing". If you don't accept the latter, then you can't require the former. "Å gå på ski" specifically means "to go cross-country skiing", as opposed to "Å stå på ski", which is downhill.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fveldig
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  • 188

I think you're referring to these sentences:

"Nordmenn elsker å gå på ski." -> "Norwegians love skiing."

"Vi går langrenn i helgen." -> "We ski cross-country on the weekend."


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

isnt it also more of a collection name to just you 'ski' for all the activities involving skies?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fveldig
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"Jeg skal stå/gå på ski" = "I'm going to ski"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LawrenceDa807648

It is NOT "to ski", but "to go skiing". Facts are facts.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Proxima12

Flest nordmenn elsker å gå på ski....med et viktig unntak: bergenserne er ikke født med ski på beina! Snakker fra erfaring, i Bergen det finnes veldig lite kunnskap og tradisjon rundt ski...en gjennomsnittlig bergenser vet nesten så lite om skiidrett, som en gjennomsnittlig dansker eller nederlander!

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