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"Amerikas forente stater"

Translation:The United States of America

June 13, 2015

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

so the abbreviation would be AFS? Or just USA, like the original?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Wolfbane566

According to the Norwegian Wikipedia, it's still USA.


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

Indeed, and that is the most used term colloquially.


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

Shouldn't all the words be written in capital letters since it's referring to a country?


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

In proper nouns consisting of several words, only the first is capitalised in Norwegian.


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

Norwegian doesnt capitalise much. Months and such are written in lowecase.


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

Or, rather, English capitalizes a whole lot, when compared to many other languages, but still not quite as much as German.


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

If you are ever in Norway just say USA or Amerika. Nobody says Amerikas forente stater


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kokiri85

Not statene? I mean, I suppose the word order would be different then, but. It feels strange to let "states" be indefinite?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TCAC2

The "possessed noun" is always indefinite.

The cities of America = Amerikas byer. America's inhabitants = Amerikas innbyggere. Etc.


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

I think what he's asking is why the US is not called something like "De Forente Statene av Amerika", which is a more literal translation. I was wondering this too.


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

Because this is much more elegant, of course. ;)

With a construction like that, "til" would be used rather than "av" in Norwegian. However, since "Amerikas forente stater" is a proper noun, we still would not accept that variant.

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