"Hvor kommer mynten fra?"

Translation:Where does the coin come from?

December 12, 2015

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/kinpandun

This is actually fascinating from an anthropological/linguistic sense. "Mynt" as "coin" in Scandinavian languages, becomes "a mint" (1. a place coins/money is made, 2. A whole lot of money). Because when the Danes conquered parts of England, they brought with them organization, coinage, and laws. This would have influenced the locals perspectives. They heard "mint" and associated it with their new neighbors money system.

January 24, 2019

https://www.duolingo.com/mbRDt7

Fra Norge!

July 4, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/DiaconuVlad

it can be translated like "From where are the coins? " ? sound ok in my opinion :D

December 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Luke_5.1991

It's one coin.

December 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/DiaconuVlad

Oh, you are right. But you get my idea." From where is the coin?" it can be used or not in this translation?

December 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Luke_5.1991

I've added it as a translation :)

December 13, 2015
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