In a previous one, it was 'om en dag' and in this one it is 'på eftermiddagen'. How do I know whether to use på or om for talking about 'in' a particular time?
om with time means 'after' that amount of time. So Jag gör det om en vecka means 'I will do it in a week', as in 'after' a week, not 'for' a week.
That means something takes a day. Jag målar väggen på en dag = It takes me one day to paint the wall.
is it me or is the sound of pronunciation of the word 'på' different then in other sentences? is there a reason for that perhaps?
The vowel sounds are probably contracted.
So like: poeeeeeftermiddagen; exaggerated, but the o sound is really short.
How relates "på" to "i"? Both mean "in", but i still cannot distinguish properly when to use which. They seam really close: på eftermiddagen - in the afternoon; i juni - in june
Their use will vary between different usages of time. It's a bit messy, but important to learn.
I was confused by this too. It seems like "this afternoon" should work, but maybe I'm missing something.
am in right in saying 'på eftermiddagen' would be like saying 'within the afternoon'?
does eftermiddag directly translate to after dinner or am I remembering something wrong?
Earlier in this lesson we used vid vilken tid now it says pa eftermiddagen. When do we use pa and when do we use vid in relation to time?
They both typically mean "at", but which to use depends on the idiomatics for the specific time. So you can say vid midnatt but not på midnatt, yet på eftermiddagen but not vid eftermiddagen.
I haven't thought this through but I suppose it's vid when talking about a specific point in time, and på for a timespan.