"It takes 24 hours."

Translation:Det tar ett dygn.

November 21, 2014

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What's the difference between "en dag" and "ett dygn"? Is it that "ett dygn" represents the duration of a day comparable to the french "un jour" and "une journée"?


No, it's not the same as in French. Ett dygn is 24 hours, thus normally from 00.00 to 23.59 (but you could also say "jag har inte rökt på ett dygn" = it's been 24 hours since I had a cigarette).

It's quite funny that some languages have this (etmaal in Dutch, ööpäev in Estonian, vuorokausi in Finnish), and others don't. Or maybe some languages have had it, but it has fallen out of use?

Edit: Oh, and dag is just day like in English, normally from morning to evening, but it can also be used instead of dygn if it's not that relevant exactly how many hours we are talking about, for example if something happens three days from now.


Dygnsrytm is used for circadian rhythm, for instance the periods of sleep and activity during 24 hours.


For those familiar with the Russian language, I believe the translation would be "сутки".


If i go to sweden can stores say they are open for a dygn like 24 7?


A shop could be open dygnet runt = around the clock.


Why is 'Det tar 24 timmar' incorrect?


It should be correct. Did you report it?


The exercise says: "De tar 24 timmar" instead of "Det tar 24 timmar".


Can "dygn" be translated as "days"? If so what is the most appropriate way to use it as opposed to "dagar"?

(I ask because the tap the word exercises keep translating dygn as days and I'm not familiar with that usage).

Thanks if anyone can help with this!


This is weird!and i'm swedish!!!!!


Does the word "dygn" has plural?

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