"They go tonight."
Translation:De åker i kväll.
I just want to add here that, at this point in the course, the difference between kväll and natt wasn't clear to me, as I thought they were held the same meanings as "evening" and "night", respectively. Here "They go tonight" has the recommended translation of "De åker i kväll." which was confusing because one would think they would line up. But then I learned that they don't line up precisely.
I learned that "kväll" encompasses both American evening as well as night up to about 11pm. Whereas "natt" is night that is about 11pm and after (sometimes called "late night"). So technically, kväll can reffer to a time period which can be either evening or night
You går with your feet, and åker with some sort of vehicle. The meaning of går is often more closer to ’walk’.
If they are going to a party (so the mean of transportation is irrelevant in such case), which is the best option?
You could just say vi ska på fest. With some verbs like ska and måste you can just use that verb and the motion verb is implied. Otherwise you could say gå på fest, then it’s not really the verb gå as in ”walk” but it is rather the verb you use in many expressions when you’re going to some venue, like gå på kafé/restaurang/bio etc.
How would I say 'they go in the night' (not necessarily meaning the present one)? It seems like that's the literal translation, so how does one differentiate between tonight and any night?
They're just spelling variations of each other, but the separated spelling is usually recommended by guidelines, so we use that as the default.
Well, I made a mistake in translation, and Duo suggested "De åker ikvall" as correct answer -- I guess you might want to correct that.
Why? Like I said, they're just variations of each other. We do need to use one as the default, but there's nothing wrong with the other.
Not any more than "tonight" is, the only difference is that the parts can be separated in Swedish.
Okay, I wasn't sure if it was a specific use of "i" as a particle or not. Tackar!
I wrote "De åker natt" and it was marked as a typo, it should have been marked a huge wrong. Any idea why this happened? March 18, 2019
I think the only remotely sensible explanation is that the typo system is automated and has a mind of its own. :)
kvällen is the definite form. That would be like saying "they go the night".