1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Danish
  4. >
  5. "Varmen var værre i dag end i…

"Varmen var værre i dag end i går."

Translation:The heat was worse today than yesterday.

August 10, 2016

7 Comments


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

I would say that's just not how it works in English....

It's hot outside. Generally people don't say "the warmth is worse today" (at least not in America). So while the Danish word might have more than one translation, "the heat" is the only choice that really fits the context here (of talking about the weather).


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

Another common word for this sentence in US English would be temperature.


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

why not is? i'd think that being 'today' necessitates present tense


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

The Danish sentences says var, too, so apparently this is a sentence said in the evening, recapitulating the day.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Martin379229

Why worse and not worser?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dutchess835502

Worser doesn't exist. It goes from bad over worse to worst.

Learn Danish in just 5 minutes a day. For free.