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"Alle papirene er i permen."

Translation:All the papers are in the binder.

November 14, 2015

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


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

I think probably DL uses mappe for folder


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

'folder' now works for me.


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

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"


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

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


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

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.

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