"Har de en hest?"

Translation:Do they have a horse?

March 12, 2016

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

What does 'de' stand for here?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fveldig
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'they'.

Literally "have they a horse?"


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

Where does the "DO" come from?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/aerobolt256

I've heard the use of "do" as a supporting verb was taken from the Irish languages, which is why you see it not in other Germanic languages (languages like English, German, Dutch, Norwegian, Icelandic). Not sure about that though, since I know not Irish yet. But I'm pretty sure it's unique to English as far as the Germanic languages go.


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

And "Have they a horse?" is also good English but for some unknown reason was not accepted.

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