"Sweden is in northern Europe."

Translation:Sverige ligger i norra Europa.

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/DuncanHill0

Is there much difference between "Nordeuropa" and "norra Europa"? Both are accepted as correct.

2 years ago

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devalanteriel
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Yes, Nordeuropa (or "Northern Europe" in English) is actually a geographic region defined differently by different people. Here's the UN's definition, for instance: http://unstats.un.org/unsd/methods/m49/m49regin.htm#europe

Norra Europa is just the north in general. But in everyday speech, I'd say they are for all intents and purposes the exact same thing. Personally, I find the need to categorise the region inane.

2 years ago

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Thanks.

2 years ago

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I had also heard the term "Norden" used in Swedish for northern Europe. However that solution is not accepted here. Is it not specific enough without much context?

1 year ago

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Norden is what's called the Nordic countries in English - that is: Sweden, Finland, Norway, Iceland, and Denmark, plus associated territories. So it doesn't quite respond to "northern Europe".

1 year ago

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Ahh, thanks for the clarification.

1 year ago
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