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"Moren ser ud af vinduet og tænker, at det vil regne senere i dag."

Translation:The mother looks out of the window and thinks that it is going to rain later today.

April 6, 2017

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

Why it is "af" here and not "ad"? E.g. here: http://sproget.dk/raad-og-regler/typiske-problemer/ad-eller-af/ad-eller-af-uddybning we can see "Han kigger ud ad vinduet."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Camilla-danesa

think of "ad" as the same as "via" in english. It describes the route. "af" is the same as "of". It describes where from.

There are several ways you can use a window to get a view: You could look out "through the window" or you could look "out (of) the window". Examples: "Jeg ser ud AD vinduet at postbudet er udenfor." and "Jeg sidder i vinduet og kigger ud AF vinduet".


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

It should be ad....


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Camilla-danesa

thanks for that link with the good explanations! I'll bookmark it!


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

It is also detailed in https://www.duolingo.com/skill/da/Prepositions-2 - and it even says that "ad" tends to disappear. Thanks for your explanation, too.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ChristophH152858

Why is "the mother is looking out of the window and thinks that it will rain later today" wrong?

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