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"Den norske befolkningen er ganske liten."

Translation:The Norwegian population is quite small.

June 17, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lisa954202

They all went to Minnesota...


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

I thought Norwegians were big... ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luke_5.1991

By and large.

...forgive me.


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


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

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luke_5.1991

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Coelophysis4

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


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luke_5.1991

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

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