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"She owns thousands of books."

Translation:Hun eier tusenvis av bøker.

2 years ago

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What is the difference between 'tusenvis av' and 'tusentalls'? Why does the one have 'av' and the other doesn't?

2 years ago

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They have the same meaning, but 'tusenvis av' is more common. 'tusentalls' is more like a number (for some reason unknown), so it the 'av' is optional for it.

2 years ago

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Thank you, so 'tusenvis av' is like 'thousands of' and 'tusentalls' is more like just 'thousands'? Small differences.

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I don't know if there's a good way of translating it. Literally it would kind of be like "thousandnumbered (of)".

2 years ago