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"Den norske befolkningen er ganske liten."

Translation:The Norwegian population is quite small.

3 years ago

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I thought Norwegians were big... ;)

3 years ago

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By and large.

...forgive me.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lisa954202

They all went to Minnesota...

3 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Coelophysis4

Shouldn't "The Norwegian population is little" work too?

3 years ago

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It doesn't sound natural in English. It sounds like you're talking about the height of everyone, and that's certainly not the case :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Julius_Nebula

Is 'populace' a valid translation for 'befolkning'? I tried it here and it was rejected.

3 years ago

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It doesn't sound right. Only a "population" can be a number, not a "populace," despite being similar otherwise.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Matt902047

"The population of Norway is quite small" would be the way most say it. Otherwise, like someone mentioned below, it sounds like the people of norway are small

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/garlandfarm

Why was the word given in diction before being presented? There have been several words in this unit. (Befolkningen, kjaeresten.)

2 years ago