"Samtlige nordmenn liker å tur."

Translation:All Norwegians like to go walking.

June 7, 2015

11 Comments


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

Are there certain situations where one would use samtlige vs alle?

June 7, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fveldig
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I think you should always use 'alle'.

June 7, 2015

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

Why?

September 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fveldig
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'alle' is 473 times more common, 'samtlige' is somewhat formal.

September 16, 2015

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

Wow. 473 is very specific--Is it derived from corpus linguistics analysis? (or fun hyperbole :) ?)

January 28, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fveldig
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Oh, I should probably mention my sources; I simply compared the number of search results on a search engine :) Probably not a reliable figure, but it might tell you that it's not a very common word. It's mostly used in formal texts.

January 28, 2016

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

How would "All Norwegians like to go on trips" be translated?

May 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nopes1234567893

It would be correct but trips are more like vacations, road trips, traveling. "alle Nordmenn liker å dra på turer"

July 18, 2016

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

"every Norwegian person likes to go on walks" wasn't accepted? In British English going "on" walks is correct? Also, is there a substantive for Norwegian? Like as in, a Swede or a Dane? Thanks!

June 1, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Regney
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  • 2016

Yes, "going on walks," "going for walks" and "going walking" are all commonly used.

I believe "Every Norwegian [person] likes to..." would be "Hver Nordmann liker å..."

I hope that helps. :0)

October 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SemperFi.exe

the term for a norwegian person is norwegian

October 4, 2018
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