"The tourists come from America."

Translation:Turistene kommer fra Amerika.

December 15, 2015

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

Is America the same as the USA?

December 15, 2015

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

It's rather colloquial, but yes. In official papers and newspapers you'll rarely see it, unless it is a compounded word like amerikabrev ( America-letters, news sent home by immigrants, back in the days where ships were the only choice of transportation).

Edit: in both Norway and USA, Amerika = America = USA.

The landmass of the continents called "Americas" = Amerika.

So mostly a Norwegian would rather rewrite Americas into an expression containing "continents" to avoid being misunderstood (context would help)

December 15, 2015
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