"Hva spiser elgen?"

Translation:What is the moose eating?

December 1, 2015



Is there a difference between asking "What is the moose eating?" and "What is eating the moose?" because both are correct and very different!

November 20, 2016


How would one say What does eat {a, the} moose??

December 1, 2015

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Either in the same way, or as "Hva er det som spiser elgen?" to remove the ambiguity.

December 1, 2015


I believe I have the same predicament. I wrote "What does the moose eats?" and it was qualified incorrect.

August 2, 2016


What does the moose eat? - without S in the end. Improve your English.

September 11, 2016


We're on a website devoted to learning languages. Lay off

February 27, 2017


I feel like that was unnecessary.

February 26, 2017


Yes, that's what I meant.

September 11, 2016


I thought, at first, it said, 'Hva spiser helgen?' and was about to put that, before I realised the weekend cannot be eaten. :)

August 5, 2017


How would you communicate the difference between "what does the moose eat?" And "what is the moose eating?" As in, the first being more of a general question, and the second being something that is currently happening?

March 17, 2017


There is no difference in Norwegian as in lots of other languages.

April 12, 2019


I wrote "What do moose eat?"

How is that wrong and what would that be? How would you ask what things moose (plural) eat?

October 14, 2016


Your answer is in the plural form. The plural norwegian would be "Hva spiser elger?" and What do the moose (pl) eat? would be "Hva spiser elgene?"

February 18, 2017


The sentence translates to What does the moose eat?. I believe the reason your answer was marked as incorrect was because you missed the article 'the' before moose.

[en elg = a moose, elgen= the moose]

About the second question, I am not very sure about the answer and would ask you to check. Google translates the plural to " hva spiser ikke elg". I don't know whether it is correct or not, but the Norwegian course did tell us that ikke meant 'no [negative]'. I would like an Advanced Norwegian learner/ speaker to verify this. :)

February 3, 2017


Is there a way to tell the difference between a moose and an elk?

November 7, 2016


a moose has bigger antlers, but a elks looks more like twigs

June 12, 2017


Are there two different words, one for elk and another for moose?

May 1, 2017


is no one else using elk, and not moose? Is there a difference that we should account for, because it marks elk correct. takk!

August 2, 2017


As a non native english speaker, i am really happy to learn new words in english too ! Never seen "moose" before :-) Thanks duo

April 12, 2018


So, I got "What eats the moose?" And it's correct. Is it correct?

September 17, 2016


Both are technically correct, but usually the noun is committing the verb. So here the moose would be the one doing the eating.

February 18, 2017


I put that as well, however underneath it say 'What does the moose eat' so I'm confused.

October 30, 2016


I put what is eating the moose and it was correct.

March 29, 2017


It's eating your favourite apple pie.

May 20, 2017
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