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"Landskaberne i denne del af landet er virkelig smukke."

Translation:The landscapes in this part of the country are really beautiful.

December 13, 2014



In English I consider "really" and "very" to be interchangeable. I may have missed it during the lesson, but are "virkelig" and "meget" not interchangeable? Does one have more emphasis than the other? I keep getting docked for using "very" when duo wants "really"...


That keeps happening to me, too. You'd think at some point I'd remember, but no...


virkelig is the word for really (virkelighed means reality)

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But really and very are not interchangeable at all. "very" means "a lot", when "really" is more used to insist on the fact that what you say is true and real. If you say "that's really beautiful", ok, you also mean that it's very beautiful, but not because you consider the "scale of beautifulness" (not à all, a bit, quite, very, totally), but more because you consider the meaning of the adjective you used. That's how I see it, anyway. Hope that helps !

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