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At æde vs at spise

Question:

How is æde used in Danish? It looks like it’s the equivalent of German fressen from my trips to the wiktionary but I wanted to make sure it would actually be used that way.

January 15, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Logantj13

æde is more the connotation of devour


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RaiNey037

''æde'' is when you comsume food, but ''æde'' is a more babaric way to say that you are eating in a sence. It's much more commen to say ''Jeg spiser'' which means ''I eat''


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

Sounds like fressen in German.

Would æde be used for animals?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RaiNey037

I would probably be used for wolf and such, but not for bunnies and those kind of animals.

Ulven æder en fugl.

Kaninen spiser sine guleroder.


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

"Æde" is usually used for animals and "spise" is used for people, though it can be used for animals too. The most important thing is to not use "æde" when talking about people as it is very barbaric.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vibeke737428

You can always use "spise" instead of "æde". Living in Denmark and being Danish I rarely hear "æde"...

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