"Onkel møtte dere flyplassen."

Translation:My uncle met you at the airport.

September 7, 2015



Does this sentence imply it's the uncle of the speaker?

September 7, 2015

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Yes. Otherwise it would've been "Onkelen din/hans/hennes/&c.".

September 8, 2015


Why MY uncle???

April 20, 2016


My guess is it's like saying "Dad met you..." Meaning the speaker's dad. As a native English speaker growing up near London I will say "Dad..." Instead of "My dad..." Uncle could be considered a relation's name like these: Mum, Auntie, Grandad, etc.

Another scenario is if talking to someone to whom the man is their uncle. Like saying to kids "Ask mummy if you can have one." It is not the speakers mummy but the child's.

February 28, 2018


Might I argue that "Onkelen møtte dere på flyplassen" is also correct for this listening exercise, given that the syllabic /n/ would assimilate into the /m/ for "møtte", so it is impossible to hear the difference?

January 9, 2019
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