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"There is dust on the table"

Translation:Det är damm på bordet

March 2, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NicolaSvartberg

Is there any difference between "pulver" and "damm"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anrui

Yes, pulver is powder, and damm is dust.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jeanbean425734

If I said, "Det finns damm på bordet," would that imply that dust is a permanent natural presence on the table, and sound silly/wrong?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/devalanteriel

This is one of those cases where the overlap is so large that är, finns, and ligger all work. I would probably not pay much attention to any difference between them.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jeanbean425734

Yay! This answer makes me happy! :D

And thanks again for all you help. You are always there for us!!!

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