Would Han sover på eftermiddagen mean the same thing or is it wrong? (Just comparing with Swedish where på would be the more common usage)
Interesting question, I can't answer it, but I am Swede and I say 'om' pretty often, maybe more in plural though ('om morgnarna'). Anyone know if the Danish has both alternatives?
At a guess, it could be because he is not physically located in the afternoon, rather expressing a time. As in, the afternoon is a concept rather than a place but coming at it from English makes it feel like he should be i/på/IN the afternoon.
I sometimes think of it like "He sleeps on an afternoon" - more of a northern british expression, but it kind of fits/makes sense, and helps me remember :-)
Read the tips and notes. Never "i" in sentences like this.
Why? Well, why a lot of things. Languages are funny.
"Han sover om eftermiddagen" = he sleeps in the afternoons (most likely an everyday thing) "Han sover i eftermiddag" = he will sleep this afternoon (today)
"Vi kan ikke mødes kl 15, han sover om eftermiddagen. Det gør han hver dag" "Det var en hård kælketur. Han sover i eftermiddag"
Hey a lot of people mention the "tips and notes" section. I'm either blind or stupid but I can't see that anywhere?! Help
They're only accessible on the website version (at least when accessed through a computer). When you click on a skill, if the skill has Tips & Notes then they are located below the list of lessons and also from within the lessons