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"Kassen fyldes med glas."

Translation:The box is filled with glass.

July 3, 2016

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

Does Kassen fyldes med glas describe the act of filling a box with glass or a box that already contains glass?


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    It describes the action. Der Kasten wird mit Glas gef├╝llt.


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

    Ah ja, danke! So a less ambiguous translation of the Danish sentence would be "The box is being filled with glass." And when I want to describe the state of a box that is already filled: "Kassen er fyldt med glas".


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/esha9751

    I'd go so far as to say that "being" is missing in the word bank.


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

    Yes. I once edited an important document written in English by a Dane. It was filled with 'is done' sort of constructions, which should have been active: do.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patsy536249

    This is about the MOST useless Danish sentence EVER!!!


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Peter149156

    The correct translation would be: "The box is being filled with glass". "The box is filled with glass" would be: Kassen er fyldt med glas".

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