https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

Attention: i dag/idag BUG

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There's a new bug which causes the machine to say that idag is a typo for i dag in translation exercises. There was already a bug which caused this to happen in the listen and type exercises. Unfortunately this isn't something we as course contributors can fix. I've reported it to Duo, but I have no idea how long it will take for them to fix it. Both spellings are perfectly correct. The same goes for igår and i går etc etc.

Since these words are very common, this question will pop up everywhere in the sentence forums as long as the issue isn't fixed. If you see questions about it, you can link people to this topic.

The longer story about i går vs igår etc. is this:
The language council and similar organizations recommend writing them apart, although they also stress that both versions are correct.
The reason for this recommendation is that while igår, idag, ikväll, imorgon all work written together, there are some similar expressions that don't.
i övermorgon, i eftermiddag and similar can only be written apart.
Therefore it's easier and will create less confusion to write them all apart, which is what we have done in the main sentences in this course.

PS
Apart from this bug, there is also a(n older) bug in the listen and type exercises. In these, only the exact spelling in the main sentence is accepted. So ikväll, idag etc are unfortunately not accepted in those. It's the same for a word like tv which can be spelled either tv or teve, both are perfectly fine, but only the one in the main sentence will be accepted. The only thing we can do is to disable the dictation exercises, which we have tried to do for all TV sentences, but we can't disable dictation exercises for all sentences with i dag, i morgon etc, there are just too many of them. So try to remember to write it with a space in those.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/simon_ol

Well, both are accepted so Duolingo should probably change that, but what I have learned is that "i går" is to prefer. This is what you will see in newspapers for example.

Here are some references: http://www3.sprakochfolkminnen.se/sprakladan/ShowSearch.aspx?id=id=38363;objekttyp=lan http://www.ordkollen.se/ihop-eller-i-sar/igar-eller-i-gar/ http://info.tt.se/tt-spraket/navigation/sammanskrivning/

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel
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That appears to be covered in the post as well. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti
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I should probably have mentioned that I updated my post after simon_ol posted this. I didn't mean to make their comment look stupid or anything, it was just that I had planned all along to add some more detail.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel
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Oh, I didn't realise. My apologies to Simon.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/simon_ol

No worries. Here's a lingot for being so polite. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tomskini
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Thanks for the update.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/antonmo
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it really feels funny to write idag and igår apart like that.

Learned something new. thanks

5 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WildSage
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Thank you for the update.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zenith90

A small quick question, I wasn't able to write a new discussion I don't know what's wrong so I'll appreciate it if you reply cuz I have a presentation in swedish tomorrow >_< which one is better: inom räckhåll OR nära till hands, to describe something at your fingertips?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel
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Either is perfectly fine.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zenith90

Oh great! so I could use the easier to pronounce:D Thanks alot!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WaqasShafi1

Just saw this issue again, Is Dulingo Development team looking at it?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti
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I reported it to them before posting here, but they seem to be very busy. I don't know when or if it will be fixed.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WaqasShafi1

Still same after the update, but it works nevertheless

2 years ago
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