"Han gik og svømmede i havet hele sidste år."

Translation:He was swimming in the sea all of last year.

March 11, 2015

6 Comments


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

Native speaker.

You would never say this, it is weird and slightly illogical.

March 11, 2015

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

What is the weird and illogical part?

January 1, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hoeyer95

The sentence would translate to 'he walked and swam in the sea (ocean) all of last year'. A better version would be 'Han svømmede i havet hele sidste år' In general, many of the sentences in this lesson contains 'stod' (stood) or 'sad' (sat), which are often plain wrong or unnecessary, and would be omitted.

July 24, 2019

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

At least the English sentence doesn’t suggest that the swimmer didn’t get out of the water for the whole year, just that it was a regular activity for the whole year. Likewise for the Danish sentence?

June 3, 2019

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

Er "ocean" ok?

January 1, 2019

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

We must be talking about someone doing this somewhere warmer than Denmark, like Indonesia.

June 3, 2019
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