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"Hvad er det totale antal?"

Translation:What is the total number?

3 years ago

19 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/GeniusJack
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What is the difference between tal and antal ?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-Philip-
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I agree with you but I add also: Og nummer?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyagonIV
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Tal - simple number: one, two, six hundred and forty-five.

Antal - something you count: one apple, sixteen girls, twenty years.

Nummer - an assigned number: telephone number, prisoner number, house number. 'Nummer' also doesn't necessarily only consist of numbers. You could say "Det er prøve nummer 21A-5." - "That is sample number 21A-5."

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZL321
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I believe there is a post before that cleared up the difference between 'tal' og 'nummer'. I think it basically said that 'tal' was a number you could count (en, to, tre) while a 'nummer' was a number such as a telephone number and the like.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kp126

This is true but what's this 'antal' business? Is it just another way to say tal?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZL321
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I believe antal is sum.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kp126

My enthusiasm for learning Danish is beginning to fade. It was all going so well until numbers happened.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LucBE
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@kp126 yeah. I was wondering why they waited so long with the numbers, since it should be basic knowledge. It's now clear...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZL321
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I know what you mean. They can be a bit tricky. Don't worry, you'll get through it, though!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Balaur
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I tried "What is the total sum?" and got it wrong. I know it's a bit redundant, with the word 'total', but should I report it?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZL321
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@Balaur I don't see why not -- I don't think it's strictly wrong.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZL321
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@LucVerhels

Haha, they usually leave it until this late in most courses though.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mathewgk

@lucBE you're spot on mate! lol...

9 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dtgman
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Normally in English we would leave off the word "number" after total, as it's implied unless another measure is specified.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Harry456443

"What is the total sum" is the same thing in English - in fact, more correct than "number"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LucBE
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Not at all -if I understand correct. This is exactly the difference between tal and antal.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Harry456443

But if RyagonIV is correct, and "tal" is a simple digit, then you are implying that "antal" is a sum i.e. the result of counting the number of things or the result of adding two numbers together. Therefore, "What is the total sum" should be accepted as correct (even though we do not say it in English, since "What is the TOTAL" obviates the need to use number/sum...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LucBE
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Language is not mathematics. And not necessarily logic either.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NeilHutchi2
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I used "quantity" and it was rejected.

1 year ago