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"What effect does coffee have on sleep?"

Translation:Hvilken virkning har kaffe på søvn?

December 1, 2015



Virkning = effekt?

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    Why is the English sentence not : What kind of effect... Seeing as it's 'Hva slags...'?


    Could it be translated like this: "Hva er kaffes virkning på søvn"


    In English, there is a distinct difference in meaning between "which effect (of a given set already discussed or known from context)" or "what effect (any answer is possible - especially one the person asking the question may not have thought of or be aware of)". Does this distinction not exist in Norwegian?

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    There is not really any distinction unless specified in this case ("Hvilken/Hvilket/Hvilke av de nevnte" = "Which of the mentioned"), or it may be understood by context.

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