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"Breakfast, lunch and dinner"

Translation:Frokost, lunsj og middag

November 7, 2015

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

Is middag the midday meal or evening meal? I say this because there is some difference in areas and social background in English in meal names eg breakfast/lunch/dinner (dinner being evening meal) or breakfast/dinner/tea (dinner being midday meal). So which is middag in Norwegian? It sounds as though it should be the midday meal.


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

Traditionally it was the midday meal, hence the name. Nowadays it's the evening meal, typically eaten at around 5-7 pm, after people get home from work.


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

In English, dinner is the main meal of the day - which can be what we call lunch or supper. To be more specific in Norwegian, you can say formiddagsmat or lunsj for lunch and kveldsmat for supper.

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