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"Her sons are in college."

Translation:Hendes sønner læser på universitetet.

April 25, 2015



This one confuses me. Would you always use læser when taking about someone being in a school?

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    First of all, we don't really have colleges here. We just have universities, and you can't live on campus.

    There are several ways of saying this:

    • Hendes sønner læser på universitetet. (are studying)

    • Hendes sønner går på universitetet. (are attending)

    • Hendes sønner studerer på universitetet. (are studying)

    If I were to ask someone about what they are studying (we don't really have majors and minors), I would ask: Hvad læser du?


    It's the same in English: you 'read' at university. i.e. I read biology at university'.


    Yes, except the 'the'. I translate as 'reads at the university'


    College is not the same as university. My university had several colleges, and in most cases what are called colleges have many courses besides degrees.


    To an Englishman this is a bit confusing. Universities and colleges are different here. Although I’m not quite sure where art colleges fit in.

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