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Forskellig vs anderledes

Hello there! Quick question. Could anyone please explain to me the difference between Forskellig and Anderledes? When would you use each?

2 years ago

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Duo

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Forskellig = not the same.
Anderledes = unlike most others.

2 years ago

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So for example, if you had a pair of shoes where each shoe was different to the other - like one blue shoe and one red shoe - would you say "Skoene er forskellige", but if you had a pair of shoes that were different from normal/standard shoes - if they were... made of paper or something - would you say "Skoene er anderledes"?

2 years ago

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Native speaker here. Yes, your example is good.

Another way to think of it: If in the English sentence you could use "unusual" in stead of "different", then you use "anderledes "in Danish, and if not then "forskellig".

2 years ago

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Tusind tak! The suggestion about "unusual" is the most helpful thing I've read about forskellig vs anderledes.

1 year ago

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Yes, that would be my understanding.
(I copied the translation above from Wiktionary...

2 years ago

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Thanks, guys! Much appreciated :)

2 years ago
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