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"Drenge spiser brød."

Translation:Boys eat bread.

4 years ago

30 Comments


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I'm finding it really difficult to hear the difference in pronunciation in dreng, drenge and drengen. They all sound the exact same to me, even though I know they mean different things! Same with brød/brødet, vand/vanden etc. Anyone have any advice on how to hear the differences better?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/runem
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See this thread if you didn't already :)

4 years ago

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Thanks runem, that's a very helpful link. Although even with the help of forvo I'm still struggling to hear the difference between brød and brødet - hopefully I'll get it one day!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CyclOrBit
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About brød: I feel that when natives say "brød" you hear a really soft "d" at the end, while with "brødet" you hear even less. At least this is my impression from listening to Forvo.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sharklars4
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You'll start to hear the difference as time goes on. The great thing about the Scandinavian languages is that they are some what similar. For example. Jeg er en mand (Danish) and Jag är en man (Swedish) are very similar. However, they sound very different a lot of word can be read and written the same. It's just the same for Norwegian. If you learn one you should be able to learn them all.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ajpthree
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süß! :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/leandro.feitosa
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All those languages though. Boa sorte com o português.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DanzaDellamorte

Except Finnish...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aealair
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Finnish isn't a Scandinavian language.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Dovyuruk
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I don't understand the pronunciation of brød... :/

4 years ago

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    To me it sounds kinda "bwelld" except the vowel is different

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/dpatkat

    Brwott...imagine and say as if the r is followed by a w. Same as in German.

    10 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/shrikrishna1
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    pronunciation of Brød in this sentence is not same as in earlier sentences.

    4 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/nikbels12
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    Yes, it seems somewhat like "apple" (Danish) to me.

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Rconleau

    The secreat about danish pronunciation is think you have a toad in your mouth...

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/mysticbay

    can someone please tell me the rule for plural? a boy: en dragen...boys: drage?

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Xneb
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    "Drage" means "dragon" and "dragen" means "the dragon"
    To turn "boy" into "boys" in Danish, you turn "dreng" into "drenge". Here is a post copied from a grammar book on plural endings in Danish

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/hussein239866

    Drengen is the boy, en dreng is a boy drenge is boys (e at the end is like the s at the end in english. E.g drenge is boys, drengene is the boys)

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/PCB91
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    Pige ends with - e and it is singular "girl"

    8 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/ziliya
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    I could swear that in other sentences the "sp" isn't pronounced like it is in German (i.e. "shp"). What should it be: "s" or "sh" ?

    3 years ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/gerlonm
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    Why not "the boy"?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Sukh586740

    Shouldn't this be, the boy eats bread?

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/Alili505508

    I think it would be a nice add to have an option for explanation about the grammatics (a=en/et, brød/brødet, etc.).

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/yaroslav534144

    Boy eatS the bread

    1 year ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/glenverthe

    i found it wierd is spieser means eat but what about eating?

    11 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/glenverthe

    i meant spiser

    11 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/IzzysAndve

    I forgot about brød

    10 months ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/headache_booth

    I actually really like how Danish sounds.

    3 weeks ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/VaclavKlic
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    i cant help it... both fast a slow female robot says drengene...

    5 days ago

    https://www.duolingo.com/NatalieSno10

    I am getting the answers correct but the questions are just repeating and not moving on to the next level.

    1 month ago