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"Manden vil ikke have en hund."

Translation:The man does not want a dog.

August 27, 2014


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Why doesn't "vil have" make the sentence future? I thought that it would mean "will have".

August 27, 2014


Will and want are actually closely related in English (future used to be created by saying "I have a will to [verb]" which was then shortened to just "I will [verb]"). I assume that the Danish case is similar and the difference in words has been lost.


Why not "the man will not have a dog?"


Manden ville ikke have en hund. Does this translate as The man would not have a dog or does not want a dog?

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