"Er det en telefon eller et nettbrett?"

Translation:Is that a telephone or a tablet?

3 years ago

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Both! It's a phablet.

3 years ago

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Fabulous!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MatthewGunia

Phabulous! (tm)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sgt.Burden
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Kaller du det "fettbrett" i norsk da :)?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/boo913
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Kanskje vi kaller det det PÅ norsk, ja. (preposisjoner er vanskelig)

1 year ago

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Poptart phone. ;)

7 months ago

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I tried to translate this as "is there a telephone or a tablet." I see why the other translation works too, but is mine wrong? Can you not say it that way?

3 years ago

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"Is there a telephone or a tablet here?" would be "Finnes det en telefon eller et nettbrett her?" or "Er det det en telefon eller et nettbrett her?"

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/boo913
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In this case, "det" points to the object that the speaker is looking at, and the norwegian sentence is about discerning the nature of the object in question, not about determining the existence/non-existence of one.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Karl_Dilkington

Is the word 'tablet' used also?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
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Yes, but the dictionary hasn't caught up.

3 years ago

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Hi Linn, along that line, most of the time we'll (Am Eng speaker) use "phone" in lieu of "telephone". Is "fon" used in Norway? 12Jul17

1 year ago

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No, Norwegians feel no need to shorten "telefon", but as the fox said we do shorten "mobiltelefon" into just "mobil".

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pertinaciousfox

I don't think so. But they do say "mobil" for cell phone.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Karl_Dilkington

Takk.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CalebRoksandic

Is "tablet" (the swallowed medical capsule) also nettbrett or is that a different word?

1 year ago

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Different word (if you break "nettbrett" down the literal translation is "internet board"):

en tablett = a tablet
en/ei pille = a pill
en kapsel = a capsule

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KaiMyuko
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It's impossible to tell anymore

11 months ago
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