"Det är åtta sidor i dokumentet."

Translation:There are eight pages in the document.

November 30, 2014

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Bernicus

I'm sure this as been discussed elsewhere, but why is this Det är (which I would translate to It is) rather than Det finns?

November 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Lundgren8

If you use ”det finns” here it sounds more like existing as a matter. If you had a folder you could say ”det finns 8 sidor” since they’re actually in it. Here if you say ”det är” it’s more in the sense of that the document consists of 8 pages. That’s what my gut tells me.

November 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/rami59

Sides is not a correct translation of sidor? Even though side (and page) is the translation of sida?

March 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

Not in this context: books don't tend to have sides - they have pages.

March 26, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/JAllenPalmer

Is this a reference to 8sidor.se?

May 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

Not to my knowledge, but it's certainly possible. :)

May 5, 2019
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