"Katten drikker melk."

Translation:The cat is drinking milk.

September 15, 2016

13 Comments


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

cats should not drink milk, it's bad for them. A different practice sentence would be better.

October 20, 2016

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

How about "Katten drikker vann."?

October 20, 2016

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

excellent. Or "Katten drikker ikke melk."

October 20, 2016

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

Who told you that?

March 5, 2017

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

The vet and the internet. Cats lack lactase, the enzyme needed to digest milk sugars. They are lactose intolerant just like all adult mammals around the world except a chunk of white humans.

Cats like fat dairy such as cream but non-fat dairy such as milk is bad for them.

March 5, 2017

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

This is only partly true - much like another popular rumor about the 10%-capability of brain usage or the one that eskimos have 100's of words for snow, etc. The lactic enzymes prevents undesired "side effects" when consuming milk, but they are not an "antidote" against "milk-poisoning". Many animals (some better than others) can digest milk, just not as fast as it could have been done with enzymes like lactase. I've grown up in a village and have seen adult cats drinking a little milk and eating bread leavened in milk without having any visible reactions against it. Besides, Caucasian people are not the only lactose-tolerant human race - there are Saharo-Nilotic pastoral people who have also developed genes that allow them to consume milk without "side effects".

March 5, 2017

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

I'm going with what my vets tell me. A little milk might not be a problem for the few cats you knew. People thinking that cats drink milk for thirst is a problem. Domestic cats drink water.

March 5, 2017

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

then give them raw milk, it has both lactase and lactose.

April 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ariaiscool6

I don't really care for cats but this is very important to know if you have cats

July 15, 2017

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    Can drikker be used for both 'is drinking' and 'drinks'?

    September 15, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/fveldig
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    Yes; Norwegian doesn't distinguish between the two forms :)

    September 15, 2016

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

    But cow milk is not good for cats. 24Dec18

    December 24, 2018

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

    That is correct.

    June 26, 2019
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