Translation:Ducks, birds, and turtles are animals.
So glad someone else brought it up. This sentence irritates me every time I practise it.
Quick question: Is both the singular "animal" and the plural "animals" translated as dyr? The word "dyr" does not change in the plural?
Yeah, "dyr" is both singular and plural. So you have to use surrounding words to see which one is meant.
Is the Oxford Comma common/required in Danish? I didn't know that any other language used it besides English.
It's actually a wrong comma. :P That comma is not there in Danish. But the commas in the course are right now a little messy, since commas in Danish are general messy. :) Learning commas in Danish takes a whole course on its own.
Tusen takk for ditt veldig raskt svar! Jeg kan lese norsk nesten flytende og derfor er danskkurset deres samtidig ganske lett og overraskende utfordrende. Forskjellene er så lite, men det finns mange av dem! Uttalelsen er kanskje den største av alle. Tusen hjertelig takk at dere bygget dette kurset! Jeg ønsker dere lykke til!
These are all separate animals as opposed to one animal, so no article is needed because "dyr" is plural
I find it unhelpful that the intended first word of the answer already has a capital letter. It 'helps' me answer but it does not help me learn. :-/
Thankfully it's forgiving with the spelling since I'm using ae instead of æ lol
Thank you so much... But how do I remember this? I can't bookmark it, this my mom's computer D:
Doesn't it have buttons at the bottom? When I get to a letter with an accent I use the provided letters..
I use better keyboards on my phone, you can set an option to use multiple languages to make things easier
Hej! isn't the plural of dyr dyre. I know the animals is dyrene; that's why I ask. Mange tak
et dyr; dyret; mange dyr; dyrene
But there is also the adjective dyr, meaning "expensive". And the plural form of that one is dyre:
en dyr bil; et dyrt hus; dyre huse
I have typed this correctly several times , commas and all, and keep being told I'm wrong- why!?
You might have disconnected briefly from Duolingo while doing the lesson. In that case it might not accept some proper answers. In the worst case, you'll have to restart doing the lesson.