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"Hvilket lægemiddel tager du imod smerten?"

Translation:What drug do you take for the pain?

September 11, 2015

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/shanne11

Which medication do you take for the pain is a better translation. Just sayin:)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/skywalker735

'imod' and not 'for/til'?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr.Keko

That's what I thought too


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Michael880308

I think the idea is that the medicine is to counter the pain i.e. is against it. But I'm not a Danish speaker so that's just an idea.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ElakVarg

It works pretty the same way in Russian: таблетка против/от головной боли — a pill against/from headache.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/griffous

As we get further and further down this course, the duo translations are getting ever farther from the literal. Now I know that is what good translation is all about, but this is about teaching/learning new words and phrases, which is really difficult when liberties are being taken so freely. Or is it just me struggling with this?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lisa79533

NO! I completely agree. I have been complaining about this for some time. Worse the prompts do not even give imod as an option and they should. I understand this is a limited program, but these liberties are very confusing for a non Danish speaker, who is trying to not only learn but understand. I have been very frustrated by this. These issues really should be addressed and improved upon.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MainManMaja

according to my danish bf, the word lægemiddel is never used. just use the word 'medicin' :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/3foot

Which drug.... sound better to me in English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Irma177007

I agree 'which' drug is better


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wojo4hitz

All of them.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DLAFDEEV

The audio is terrible. The intonation is wrong.

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