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"Perioden går fra oktober til december."

Translation:The period goes from October to December.

November 20, 2014

17 Comments


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

That is one long period


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A-bold-one

I think you're taking this a wrong way


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

I am not a native English speaker but shouldn't "The period lasts from October to December" be correct as well?


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

Yes, that's right. As a native English speaker, I think your suggestion is more natural than this one.


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

I am also a native English speaker, but I'd find it more natural to say 'goes' here. Both are technically correct, I think dialect determines the preference.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RichardThe993847

you fool. you absolute tyrant. now i have to deal with går suddenly being defined as lasts. i hate this.


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

So earlier, Duolingo told me that går refers specifically to walking and not to going, but now here it's used for an abstract going. The language used in the help text could be made more specific.


[deactivated user]

    Is there a particular reason why "The period is from October until December" is wrong? Seems like the same thing as "The period goes from..." which sounds kind of weird.


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

    Yeah, that's definitely what caught me


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

    So is "period" used for an indeterminate length of time, like in English?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/M.Ugatu

    Correct, "periode"-any length of time.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AzizOmar8

    Sheesh my sympathies with whomever is having that period!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Pat211087

    I definitely hear an i before the fra


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/eriksmit6

    I translated 'runs' rather than 'goes'. I thnink that should be marked correct as well.


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

    Idk why you were down voted. "The period runs from October to December" sounds fine in English.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jay709846

    Glad I'm not a girl!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/J.C.M.H.

    Det er efterår-vinter.

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