"Boys eat bread."
Translation:Drenge spiser brød.
So if 'boys' is 'drenge' and 'the boy' is 'drengen'. what is 'the boys'? Do you just keep adding suffixes?
I try to remember it using this:
Dreng = Boy
Drenge = Boys (just add the 'e' in the end)
Drengen = The boy
Drengene = The boys (Again, adding an 'e' in the end for plural).
"spiser" is the present tense form of the verb and "spise" is the infinitive form of the verb which is often used by dictionaries. http://ordnet.dk/ddo/ordbog?select=spise,2=spiser but for this word "spise" is also a noun I think. http://ordnet.dk/ddo/ordbog?select=spise,1=spiser
http://www.freelang.net/online/danish.php?lg=gb This one is Danish to English or English to Danish, but when I put in "spiser" it gives "dining", so I put in "spise" and I found more information as the infinitive is usually the best thing to enter into a dictionary. "at spise" is "to eat" (So "spise" must be what we call the "bare infinitive" without the "to" which is also how we look up verbs in our dictionary) according to the Tips and Notes which you can scroll down here to see: https://www.duolingo.com/skill/da/Basics-1
How can I tell apart Dreng and Drenge phonetically? they sound silmilar each other. Any tips for that?
They don't sound the same. Train your ear by listening to native speakers here: http://forvo.com/search/dreng%20drenge%20drengen%20drengene/
Thanks a million!! Now I can tell which is which. Sometimes "Basic Drill" is all I've got when learning languages.
Br- with the french r Ø- like the sound made by the -u in the english word blurry And a kind of spanish pronunciation of -d
Why he says "drenger" also right but below in the correct answer stands "Drenge" ??
"æde" is a unmannerly version of eat, often used whe it is animals thst eat something. "spise" is normaly used when it is people who eat the food.
Koen æder gras = The cow eats grass.
That being said "æde" can still be used in some cases where people eat (often if it is about large amounts of food), and it is not really wrong to use "spise" when talking about animals eating.
So you do not really need to use the word "æde" yourself, but at least you know the word if others use it.
My cellphone does not have danish letters so i can never get this right. This app needs a specialty characters paster else its impossible to answer.