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"Heste, hunde og katte er dyr."

Translation:Horses, dogs, and cats are animals.

4 years ago

17 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/eeveelesbo
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Somehow in the normal-speed audio, I hear another Word before 'hunde', which sounds kind of like 'et'. Am I the only one?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrancescoS296114

I hear the same. And touching the word hunde alone it seems like "tuun'e". Is the 't' sound an error or a way to distinguish between hunde and hun?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/eeveelesbo
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The 't' is definetely an error! Usually you distinguish between those two by the length of the word. They sound similar, but hunde still is longer and if you listen closely, you can also hear the d. But there is no t sound whatsoever

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LiseOlsen2

The t-sound is an error!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/remekk
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Is the plural form of "dyr" also "dyr"?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anrui
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Yes

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ozymandias0

oxford comma y/n in danish?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cianm768
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don't think so

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Giovinezza_c
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I've seen native speakers say it's personal preference.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bjarkehs
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It's not. It's banned. At least when listing things. I am 95% certain of this, though there might be cases where you have "dog and cat, and chicken and mouse". Or some silly sentence like that, but in a regular list you do not use the comma before "og" in Danish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Giovinezza_c
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Ah, thank you for that. I wasn't sure.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/deguo
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I'm having trouble hearing a sound difference between "hun" and "hunde." Any advice?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/andrewdjp
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They are very similar, especially in quick, spoken Danish, when they are barely distinguishable. However, if said slowly, "hunde" has a glottal stop where you would expect the "d" (which is silent) and a very short "e" sound after, whereas "hun" has neither of these.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Theodric
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I said they're expensive, and that is both correct and a valid translation! Color me disappointed.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bararoom
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Well, if they were expensive, they would be dyre, wouldn't they? It would work with only one horse, though.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bjarkehs
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Et dyr er dyrt, en hest er dyr, mange dyr er dyre. :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ajGhML

no ├żere not

2 months ago