What is the difference between "Skandinavien" and "Norden"?
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
Language learning + geography lessons= :D
Tack så mycket ! I was wondering the same thing.
Det är ganska intressant ! That's the kind of thing I like to know :)
And what about Iceland? Does it belong to Norden?
Yes it does.
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.)
Not really. It's just the Swedish eqivalent of the English -ia ending of many countries.
What is the adjectival version? Scandinavian Counties = _?
"Norway's in Scandinavia" is wrong, but "Norway is in Scandinavia" is correct. Why are these two considered to be different?
Is it possible to say "Norway lies in Scandinavia?"
It’s grammatically correct if an older form. I prefer it - sounds more poetic :)
Really? In Polish we use the same construction, but it isn't old-fashioned/poetic one. It's commonly used.