" lørdag og søndag er det helg."

Translation:On Saturday and Sunday it is the weekend.

July 20, 2015



Notice to natives! Do you pronounce the g at the end of lørdag and søndag or not?

August 18, 2015


Yes, we do pronounce the g' at the end on all of our weekdays.

October 14, 2015


Great thanks for the info :)

October 15, 2015


It is optional to say it either way and you can even say it both ways in one sentence.

April 12, 2018


Yes you do

December 25, 2018


Why is this not " På lørdag og søndag er det helgen." ?

July 20, 2015


"helgen" would translate into "the weekend", so it would be specific. While "helg" is a general weekend.

July 22, 2015


But how can just 'helg' be 'the weekend'? or is it a combination of the words 'er det helg'? because to me it seems it says 'it is weekend', not 'the weekend'?

July 31, 2015


I'm confused with the translation between "er det" and "it is". Was this a typo? Or can "er det" actually translate to "it is"?

August 18, 2015


As I understand it, the reason it's "er det" instead of "det er" is that a prepositional phrase "på lørdag og søndag " comes first in the sentence. In basic statement-type sentences like this (i.e. not a question or some other kind of sentence) the verb has to be the second major element of the sentence, so the verb "er" comes after the prepositional phrase, and the subject "det" is moved after the verb.

August 20, 2015



August 20, 2015


It's because you always put the verb in the second position, if you look up the v2 rule for norwegian it will make more sense and make learning much easier

April 12, 2018


So "det" here is not the definite article, but rather a pronoun, as in "Det er..." = "There is a..." ?

November 30, 2017

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Yes. :o)

January 10, 2018


I agree with LukaSiegfriet that it is not idiomatic in English to say "it is the weekend" in this sentence. The definite article is used in a sentence "It is the weekend we spoke about", but not in a general statement like this.

September 2, 2015


In English, we do say "it's the weekend" in a general sense, and it would always be wrong to say "it's weekend". But it looks like it's different in Norwegian.

November 29, 2015


Can anyone tell me when can I use a Norwegian verb as V2 ? I'm not a native English speaker . Germanic languages make me confused sometimes :/

October 17, 2015


What is V2? (Im German but i dont know that expressian XD)

December 12, 2015


Oh , seriously ? "V2" means "verb 2" and that means the verb is always on the second place in a sentence . Well, I don't know as well as a professional. But as I know , the sentence can be like a question sentence .

Here is the wiki page of it...


December 12, 2015


I think we'll learn V2 on Duolingo soon :)

September 17, 2017
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