"Vi spiser noen minutter etter midnatt."

Translation:We are eating a few minutes after midnight.

June 12, 2015

27 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Noway_Norway

Oh no! Gremlins!

June 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/draigyddaear

I thought it was eating minutes! I knew that couldn't be right.

March 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Tom642395

Hvordan lager man dem?

March 5, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/yevheniysa

Oh yes!! Vampires)))

September 16, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/katawalker

is "a couple OF minutes" really wrong?

December 3, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/kirstm

Yes, it is.

March 2, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/ycUvuSap

Why?

February 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Meg-Annan

So Cinderella can't come!

January 13, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/cobitome

How can they be eating minutes?

March 19, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/seventwelve81

Food is the likely assumption here. IMHO, the focus of this sentence is on when they are eating, not what they're eating.

January 21, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/fouadAlswe

someone explain this ,please.

March 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/spooncastro

They are going to eat some food after a few minutes have past midnight on the clock

May 30, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/jaredscottbell

Is it common to have a meal that late in Norway? I am American and some people here eat dinner as early as 5 or 6 PM (17:00 - 18:00). When living in Spain they ate dinner around 9 to 10 PM (21:00 - 22:00).

February 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
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Not unless you're a night owl with an appetite.

December 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Jason763676

It's not uncommon in big cities in America for late-night food places to be open 'till 4:00am. Also think of how open 24/7 chains exist.

September 19, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/devpnn

Why doesn't "We eat something..." correct? Why is noen only translated to some?

March 11, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/StevenWest12

Same question; why is "We eat something minutes after midnight" not correct?

December 4, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/Jelonq

'noen' stands for 'a few' -> 'a few minutes', not something. So they are just eating after midnight

April 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Millie6459

The use of commas is much needed in this sentence, aha.

December 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/JurgenLethbridge

that sounds like really bad service!

February 1, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/Peregrineza

Gizmo avviser det

August 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/leetong0412

"We eat at a few minutes after midnight" is marked as wrong, please fix your mistake.

January 21, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/cdnmark

A native English speaker would never say "We eat a few minutes after midnight". They might say "We'll be eating a few minutes after midnight" but it sounds off. Most likely, a native English speaker would say something more like "We'll eat just after midnight". DuoLingo's example of a literal Norwegian to English translation is wrong here. We'd never say "We'll eat some minutes after midnight". A Norwegian might say that in their broken Norglish.

January 26, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/kubelnaby

there's a handful of sentences on duolingo which are weird, but intentionally. i guess in this case they mean: "we regularly, every day have dinner after midnight"

March 11, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/lee428745

Does anyone else do this? Stay up, get hungry and eat from the fridge at like, 3:00 am

February 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/ycUvuSap

That is not a very good habit for weight control or dental health.

February 3, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/Persephone551702

To minutter etter midnatt...

August 7, 2018
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