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"Dette er manden hvis bror har to børn."

Translation:This is the man whose brother has two children.

January 26, 2017

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

hvorfor er det ikke "denne er manden", fordi manden er en -en ord?

March 5, 2018

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

I think dette doesn't really refer to a known wors at this point in the sentence yet (ultimately we know it refers to manden, but I think we should ignore that because manden has not yet been introduced in the sentence or something), and so we should default to dette. Or something like that. It somehow feels intuitive to me but I don't know if I rationalised it correctly.

October 2, 2019

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

Could anyone tell me which one was the lesson about "this" and "that"? Thank you!

January 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Conrad524095

At least in duo it seems that "det" is "that" and "dette" is this

August 5, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NeilHutchi2

Er mandens bror fra Kina?

October 17, 2017

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

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March 5, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NeilHutchi2

Er han fra Kina?

October 16, 2017
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