"Han er en dreng."

Translation:He is a boy.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/shrikrishna1
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I hear this sentence as " hen en (d)ra-ing. D is hardly pronounced.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brosendal
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It is pronounced 100% correctly, I'm afraid :) Word and sentenced endings are pronounced very softly or muddled in Danish. The Danish pronoun"Han" is pronounced a lot like the first syllable in the English names "Hannah" and "Hannity". "Er" is pronounced a lot like the English "air", but leaning more towards the German word syllable "ehr", as in "Ehrlich". And "dreng" you could say "drei", and try to pronounce it like the German word for the number 3, and then add "ng" at the end, "drei-ng":

So it would be "han air en drei-ng", or "han ehr en drei-ng". But remember, the pronunciation is very soft compared to English and German.

Hope this helps!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BlakeMarsh3

My mom is danish, i am american. I am just trying to impress her but jeg am trash at Dansk

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/il_piccione

I hear "han eng dreng". Do Danish speakers speak REALLY fast or is there an error in the audio?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sofiadcs
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The audio is perfect, at least in the fast version (I'm currently unable to hear the slow). Danes do speak fast. Sometimes two words are almost melted together, sometimes one word is barely pronounced. In this case a native might say "Han er'n dreng" in daily conversation. But don't bother about this, we will speak slowly if you ask. :)

Here are the words used in the sentence "Han er en dreng" clearly and individually separately by natives:

han http://da.forvo.com/search-da/han/

er http://da.forvo.com/search-da/er/

en http://da.forvo.com/search/en/da/

dreng http://da.forvo.com/search/dreng/

I hope that helps. :)

4 years ago

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Sofiadcs, thank you!

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PushythePirate1
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that's what I heard as well, and came here to see if the audio was ok.

8 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AppelBougher

Yeah. I kind of hear the "d" more like a very soft "t"... and "er" sounds more like "era"...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/caseyataos

Ya, she is pronouncing it wrong

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rowschank

This is the first time I'm coming across "dreng".

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Saltyspoons
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Same here. It is introducing this word for the first time with audio and asking us to spell it. It may be possible, but I think it is really difficult this way, if we have not seen it previously.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jacob_sangi
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So many similarities with Swedish..

Swedish: Han ar en pojke (He is a boy) Danish: Han er en dreng (He is a boy)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jd1500
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Hehe! Sounds like she's singing when you hover over the sentence word for word!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kenny724696

im learning danish it is so cool

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Euro_Neal

Am I the only one who hears it as qwaing? I need help oMo

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/edoardobho

I hear "En en ve"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/caseyataos

The woman pronounces this word wrong

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/o0o008

almost had a typo in ''boy''

4 years ago
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