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"En elev läser en bok."

Translation:A pupil is reading a book.

April 1, 2015

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

the difference between "elev" and "student" is age?


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

Sort of. Roughly speaking, elev is used for primary-secondary education, student for late secondary education and thereafter.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Haiw0n

Is it not the same difference as in French between "élève" and "étudiant"?


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

Is it? I don't know very much about the French educational system, but it sounds reasonable.


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

Hej! In France we say "élève" as long as you are in "l'école" and in "le collège et le lycée", so from three to eighteen years old. After that, you go, for example to university and are called " un étudiant "or "une étudiante". :-)


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

Ah, then the comparison is good. :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Haiw0n

I suppose, you kind of use them in the same situations, although a teacher at university could just as easily refer to their students as "mes élèves", the students themselves wouldn't refer to themselves that way.


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

It is similar in German - "ein Student" is at university, but "ein Schüler" is still in grade school.


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

I think it is pretty similar to pupil and studentin English.


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

Thanks! Helpful. Got it now


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/svenska1227

So then is a gymnasium student called "elev" or "student?"


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

Definitely elev, optionally gymnasieelev if you want the full word, but nobody uses that in speech.

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