"Norge ligger i Skandinavien."

Translation:Norway is in Scandinavia.

December 18, 2014

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/123annn

What is the difference between "Skandinavien" and "Norden"?

December 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Zmrzlina

Skandinavien = Sweden, Norway and Denmark (excluding Faroe Islands and Greenland)

Norden = Skandinavien + Iceland, Finland and Danish self-governing provinces, i.e. Faroe Islands and Greenland

December 18, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Neco_Coneco

Language learning + geography lessons= :D

May 30, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Vladvarg

Tack så mycket ! I was wondering the same thing.

Det är ganska intressant ! That's the kind of thing I like to know :)

March 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/zuvedra_mandra

And what about Iceland? Does it belong to Norden?

May 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MonsieurCal

Yes it does.

July 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Steven_Dorey

Is "Scandinavien" spelled with an "en" at the end because it literally translates to "the Scandinavia"? (A bit like we say "Canada" in English but "le Canada" in French.)

February 20, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Zmrzlina

Not really. It's just the Swedish eqivalent of the English -ia ending of many countries.

March 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Steven_Dorey

Thanks!

March 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/MonsieurCal

What is the adjectival version? Scandinavian Counties = _?

July 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/PeterMatts

"Norway's in Scandinavia" is wrong, but "Norway is in Scandinavia" is correct. Why are these two considered to be different?

February 12, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/itatane

Is it possible to say "Norway lies in Scandinavia?"

October 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/kiteo

It’s grammatically correct if an older form. I prefer it - sounds more poetic :)

August 29, 2018
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