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"Universitetet tilføjer en uddannelse næste år."

Translation:The university will be adding an education next year.

April 28, 2015



Uddannelse is the whole degree program. Et kursus is a single course. In Denmark kids select their specific 'uddannelse' right out of gymnasium, which is almost worth the first 2 years of college, although i wouldn't say it's equivalent to the English "sixth form." There is basically almost a lottery system based on final grades. The most popular studies, like law, medicine—in particular 'jordmoder'= midwife, require very high grade averages. Students apply for their favorite uddannelser (maybe 3???) with location: København and Århus as the 2 oldest and biggest, then the 'new' ones, Aalborg, Roskilde, Odense and Esbjerg that i know of, some of which have been combined as one university with several campuses. I left Denmark 16 years ago, and my daughter, who got her 'uddannelse' in Aalborg, is now 42, so things have changed.


Thanks for the explanation, this clarified what i was not certain about.


The choice of word "education" sounds incredibly wrong in North American English. It should be called a program or a course (depending on the Danish sense of the word, which I am now not quite sure of.)


It's not right in English English.


It reminds me of the joke "Wagner's music is better than it sounds." If an education is something that the university will only be adding next year, then what has it been providing so far?


The English doesn't make any sense.


I'm not quite sure what this sentence is saying... would someone mind explaining?


The university will be adding another course option to its selection next year. (for example, previously someone could not major in French, but now they can) In Denmark, different college/university courses are just called 'uddannelser', even though 'uddannelse' is also the term for a general education :)


Ah, okay. Does uddannelse refer to singular courses as well as a major/specified track of study? Or just the latter?


If by 'courses' you mean those that "typically last one academic term' as they do in the US, then "uddannelse" only refers to major/specified tracks of study. I think a 'course' in the UK means the entire amount of studies required to get a degree.


Gotcha, I was indeed referring to the US version of 'course'. Thank you!


I think the problem is the English translation rather than the Danish. It means that the university is adding a course but the English translation the course accepts is not English as I know it .


Course makes more sense on English


In english, a degree would probably be the whole thing, which contains electives or courses in a certain subject. Courses can be core courses (which are mandatory) or electives (which are optional). So the english translation is incorrect, it should be degree or course. Although course would normally refer to a single subject or elective.


See, in the UK, the whole degree programme is the course which in turn is made up of modules.


So the English translation for this should read, " The university will be adding an education degree next year." - yes? This is not what Duo says.


No, an education degree would be a teaching qualification. I think it should be a "degree course" but as it is it makes no sense.


Incorrect English. Makes no sense. Add a course etc would be correct.


that is a weird sentence in english. maybe adding a.major or course of study is better


It can also be translated as The university adds ... etc. or 'is adding ...' English can also use the present as an implied future tense.


Besides the problem with the uddannelse translation, it doesn't accept "the university is adding..." In English, the presence of "next year" obviates the need for "will be". If it's happening next year, or next any time in the future, we don't need to specify the future tense


Better translated as course not education


I think 'is adding' should be accepted here


You might just as well say: "The road will add a new traffic next year". That's just as stupid. I despair of Duolingo.


This is not English.

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