Translation:On Saturday and Sunday it is the weekend.
Notice to natives! Do you pronounce the g at the end of lørdag and søndag or not?
It is optional to say it either way and you can even say it both ways in one sentence.
"helgen" would translate into "the weekend", so it would be specific. While "helg" is a general weekend.
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'?
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"?
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.
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
So "det" here is not the definite article, but rather a pronoun, as in "Det er..." = "There is a..." ?
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.
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.
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 :/
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...