"The man is swimming back and forth in the pool."

Translation:Mannen svømmer frem og tilbake i bassenget.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Mattaes
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Can't frem og tilbake also be translated as, to and fro?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ullebad
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Not really, "to" is "til" and "from" is "fra"!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mattaes
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No not from, fro. To and fro is a phrase in English and I quote "in a constant movement backwards and forwards or from side to side"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ullebad
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Oh sorry, I was not familiar with that expression. Well I that case I think you can very well use "frem og tilbake" :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mattaes
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ja det er ganske rart å si dette uttrykket, fordi det er uvanlig og gammeldags. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZOxL3

In English "back and forth"! In norwegian - "frem og tilbake"....

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LiamMcMurdo
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Is the following translation not acceptable for this sentence?

"Mannen svømmer tilbake og frem i bassenget"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fveldig
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No, you can't switch the position of "frem" and "tilbake" like that. Is has to be in the order in the suggested translation.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TakThehideous

But -why- is my question? What is the reason for the inflexibility? It says back and forth in the English, but translated to Norwegian, its "forth and back" so to speak. If we can't switch those two words, what's the hold up? I'm sure you can see why a learner would be confused.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/fveldig
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https://www.duolingo.com/Sep780

For the same reason you can't switch them around in English.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LiamMcMurdo
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Takk fveldig!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ampermetru

Strange cause now this answer is accepted.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MoritzK2

Why is this sentence in the lecture three times in a row without another sentence in between? The mods should rearrange them for better learning...

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
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We can't influence the order of sentences within a lesson. It's chosen by an algorithm, from a pool of sentences which we provide, and adapts to each user.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MoritzK2

good to know, takk!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TeemuLabura

I typed "tilbake og frem" and it is accepted as a correct answer. In the comment section tho, people are stating that it has to be "frem og tilbake". So, what's the case then?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
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"Frem og tilbake" is the idiomatic expression.
"Tilbake og frem" is a literal translation.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TeemuLabura

Aight, "Frem og tilbake" it is... thanks.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/john259262

Why is back and forth not excepted? I understand it is not the direct translation but it is the translation. Many other answers are not 'directly' translated so why here. The answer grammatically is incorrect.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zpHi3R
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Just had a typo on svømmer, missed an m so "svømer". Even google translate recognizes svømer as svømmer. Kind of sucks to be marked entirely wrong for "using the wrong word" when the typo version isn't an actual word. And yeah, I get it, no one can possibly predict every screw up and account for it, I'm just venting ^_^

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bruce849785

Back and forth is different in the sentence so why not puy the question out, is heswimming back and forth or forth and back??

8 months ago
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