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"He swims every Wednesday and Saturday."

Translation:Er schwimmt jeden Mittwoch und Samstag.

February 12, 2018

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

Why "Er schwimmt jeden Mittwoch un Sonnabend" is not accepted?


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

Duolingo has previously made the decision to stick with only the High German translation Samstag for "Saturday". You'll find that's generally the ruling on dialects (even major ones).


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

Except, the use Sonnabend is not a dialect. It's a variant more prevalent in Northern Germany, true, but it is High Standard German (unlike Sünnobend, Saterdag, Sünnavend).

"Sonnabend ist der zweite hochsprachliche Begriff für den Samstag, er steht im Nordosten..."
( http://www.zeit.de/2012/30/Deutschlandkarte-Samstag )


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Max.Em

Sonnabend was used by my grandparents, in the middle of Germany, but in my generation or the one of my parents I did not hear it anymore.


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

It has?

I don't see that choice in the internal Translation Guidelines, and when I had a look at that unit, all the other (older) example sentences for Samstag all accepted Sonnabend in the reverse translation.

As far as I can tell, this was simply an oversight -- this sentence is newer and the contributor who added it didn't think to add the alternative Sonnabend in the reverse translations.

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