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"Bjørne sover om vinteren."

Translation:Bears sleep in the winter.

October 23, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mae-Rose

Why is it om rather than i here?


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

Om is used when referring to specific time periods (with the exception of months, which use i)
For example: Jeg rejser til Danmark om en uge (I'm travelling to Denmark on Monday)
Jeg rejser til Danmark i December (I'm travelling to Denmark in December)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RossGee1

Yes they do, but apparently only in that specific winter.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MuhammadMa624590

Do they even have bears un Denmark?


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

Question of clarification: why is it "i December" but "om vinteren"? What's the difference, from a grammatical standpoint?


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

Is there a reason "bears sleep for the winter" is not currently accepted? (20/05/2020)


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

why not 'over winter', itøs a time period so in English 'over' is acceptable as in 'a sleep over' not 'a sleep in' which is entirely different.

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