Jason, it accepts 'you all have an apple'. But I have not tried "y'all" 03Oct15
Mark, it accepts "Y'all have an apple". This is comforting, as a Texan Southerner. Oct. 5, 2015.
It could be either, but in cases where the meaning isn't obvious from the context we'll often specify it further by adding "hver" (each) or "på deling" (to share) at the end of the sentence.
thank you Deliciae, you are a native Norewgian and seems to be a very inteligent person, helping us to learn this beautiful language.
When to say et and when to say en ? and which letters do these come before ?
Because dere /=/ they. It means "you all" or "you (plural)". If you were addressing a class of children you would say "Dere har et eple." (You all have an apple). But if you pointed at someone out of the window who was holding an apple, you would say "De har et eple." (They have an apple.)
I wrote “You have a apple,” which was marked wrong. I know grammatically that was incorrect in English (should have been "an" not "a") but the computer says correct answer is “You have 1 apple.” Would "an apple" have been accepted?
Yes, it would, and it's also the preferred translation.
The "1" is a programming quirk that we course contributors are none too fond of. Hopefully it'll be removed soon. :)
The developers/programmers at Duolingo have coded in "1" as an automatic synonym for "one". Which looks silly enough in this sentence, and even worse in sentences where "one" is functioning as a pronoun rather than a number.
I used Duolingo at the beggin, and it wasn't with this bug. Anyway thanks for explain to me
The 1 is because when you get an answer wrong it searches for the word that is closest of the accepted translations, and it usually seems to go by character counts, so that "1" is the closest to "a" rather than "an" or "one".
Can "dere" also be used as the formal second-person singular form, like "Sie" in German?
You dont say "You plural" You should say "You all" "You all have an apple"
I wrote "You have an apple". But would "You have apples" also be okay?
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It's a valid sentence, but has a different meaning. It would mean that they had several apples, rather than just the one.
Why can't you use "Du" I understand that "dere" is plural of "you", but wouldn't "Du har et eple." Mean the same thing? Or is this addressing more than one person? How do you tell the difference?
Du har et eple. = You have an apple. (addressing one person)
Dere har et eple. = You (all) have an apple. (addressing more than one person)
Norwegians can obviously easily tell the difference by the pronoun. In case you have to translate "You have an apple." without a given context both answers ("Du..." and "Dere...") are correct and accepted by Duolingo.
If you're referring to one person, you use the singular "du".
If you're referring to several people, you use the plural "dere".
I remember this as one u in du, multiple e's in dere. so du=1 person dere= multiple people (: May it help someone else as well!
What's a good way to remember Dere as you? Because I cannot remember it.
In ancient scandinavia, the Gods odin was fed by a giant ass apple called Aepeljnir. #facts
'dere' is the plural you, so this sentence doesn't refer to you alone :)