"Alle papirene er i permen."

Translation:All the papers are in the binder.

November 14, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/mhaines82009

This insisted on "binder" as a translation, and kicked me out for "folder" but are there different words for those two things in Norwegian?

November 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/griffindd

I think probably DL uses mappe for folder

November 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Nikautob

'folder' now works for me.

September 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/MrsSMBurns
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What exactly is a "binder"? I'm UK English and used to work in an office but I have not heard of it. I would use "file" and "folder" interchangeably but I don't know what is different about a "binder"

July 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/CestrianEx
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Yes, this seems to be a tricky item. Both dict.com and Google Translate have difficulties with perm, mappe, binder, and folder. Dict.com manages better with ringperm which comes out as file, folder (for papers), (ring) binder.

July 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/PDrXJxtT

is "papirene" ever used in norwegian to mean "the newspapers" like how we say "the papers" in english?

June 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/australsk

This is a good question but I think the answer is most likely no.

As Norwegian has a specific word: 'avis' for 'newspaper' and the word itself does not contain the word 'papir' in it unlike the English, I think that 'papirene' will most likely always be used for specific 'papers' while 'avisene' will clearly define and represent 'newspapers'.

However, I'm not Norwegian and I could be wrong.

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June 10, 2018
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