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lyndal40
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USA
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Posted - 08/08/2018 :  17:21:26  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know that Norwegian's use the word dekk for tire. But do you also use the word dekk for the American deck. That is a big wooden structure hanging off the back of a house.

Not a balcony or terrace or patio but a deck

Kåarto
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Norway
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Posted - 08/08/2018 :  23:58:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
- Dekk is tire
- To order a dog "dekk" to sit down
- Deck "Dekk" on a boat
- A big wooden structure hanging……….., not sure what you mean. Build on the roof with a room inside ? "Ark" or "Oppløft"
- With several windows "hanging" on the wall? A "Karnapp"
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vivi
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Norway
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Posted - 09/08/2018 :  01:25:23  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi

No, we don't use the word "dekk" for such a wooden structure.

We would use either "altan", "balkong", "terrasse" or "veranda" for such a structure.

Vivi
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lyndal40
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Posted - 09/08/2018 :  01:35:14  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Kåre and Vivi. Here is a screen shot of a typical deck.


Edited by - lyndal40 on 09/08/2018 01:35:49
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lyndal40
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Posted - 09/08/2018 :  01:42:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here is how Google Translate handles the group of words from Vivi.

From Vivi: altan", "balkong", "terrasse" or "veranda" for such a structure.

From Google Translate: balcony "," balcony "," terrace "or" porch "for such a structure.

I suppose the english word for deck as the above structure is hard for Google to handle.

The question comes from my attempt in a Norwegian class to answer the question What have you done this summer. My answer was

Jeg jobber på mitt dekk

Which brought lots of laughter and the comment "you spent all summer working on a tire"

Edited by - lyndal40 on 09/08/2018 01:45:22
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Kåarto
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Posted - 09/08/2018 :  19:16:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by lyndal40

Thank you Kåre and Vivi. Here is a screen shot of a typical deck.





Veranda
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lyndal40
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Posted - 10/08/2018 :  00:35:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ah, bra, Jeg jobber på verandaen min. The use of veranda may bring as much laughter as dekk.

But again thanks to Vivi and Kåre
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Kåarto
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Posted - 10/08/2018 :  10:37:35  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
"Ikke le så du faller ned" Don't laugh so you fall down
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lyndal40
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Posted - 10/08/2018 :  16:13:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

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vivi
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Posted - 11/08/2018 :  22:07:47  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi

"Jeg jobber på verandaen min" means you are working with something (writing, cooking, accounting) while you are on your "veranda".

If the work you did was building your "veranda", I would say: "Jeg bygget veranda" or "Jeg snekret veranda".

A little "spissfindig" perhaps.

Vivi
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lyndal40
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Posted - 11/08/2018 :  22:33:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh, Thank you very much Vivi, I do like to learn little bits and parts of norsk språk, I will use that in my next norsk klasse.
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ToreL
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Norway
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Posted - 19/09/2018 :  00:28:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Deck screw is «terrasseskrue» in Norwegian:

https://www.byggern.no/tips-og-rad/hage/velg-riktig-terrasseskrue/
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lyndal40
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Posted - 03/10/2018 :  22:14:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Tore
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