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"Hvor kommer mynten fra?"

Translation:Where does the coin come from?

December 12, 2015

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


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

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


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

It's one coin.


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

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


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

I've added it as a translation :)

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