"Pigenløberefterdrengen."

Translation:The girl runs after the boy.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/GirlWithTheGold

BABY COME BACK

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NadaImportante

This is the story of my life...

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brighton2

My Danish friends tell me it is the women who pursue the men there because the men are so passive.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kaai_

As someone living in Denmark for a while - yeah, the women are often in charge of stereotypically masculine things/ideas/actions.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/geo_torno9

sweet... another reason i wish flights costed less than 2600 dollars from california... :(

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DanyKreep
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Can this also mean "The girl chases the boy" like it can in English? Or does it only mean "The girl runs after the boy (runs)"?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jackinaboxx

If you wanted to really drive that sentence home, "The girl chases the boy", then you'd say "Pigen jagter drengen". Although then it can quickly sound like a horror movie scenario!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/degeberg
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Yes, that is a possible translation.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kingthatcher
kingthatcher
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Wow, I am starting to realise how much of English is so much like the structure of Danish. Our verbs are the same, our compound verb plus preposition verbs are the same, same word order (except for the inversion of the subject and the verb for the question), etc etc. So easy and fun!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dpchalmers
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Yes. I'm actually finding it easier than German, having studied that for 2 years at school.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brighton2

It seems like Danish is a mix of English and German sometimes.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/viktorine.k
viktorine.k
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and some French too

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/geo_torno9

yeah, but sometimes, whole sentences are the same as swedish and norweigan. danish is like german that is as soft as french, i think.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tidyas
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After "The bread is behind him", he goes : "No, I'll never relinquish my bread" !

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WernerRetief
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Is it a Danish custom? I heard the Danes have weird ideas about nudity and sex,

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brighton2

What ideas?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DanskerSvin0

We will never know

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zhuococo
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cute

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/klhaidenlk

He's trash. Leave him

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/geo_torno9

Boy chaser!!!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zeusttu

I hope it's not because she drank Hatorade. Don't let her throw you off a cliff! : P

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ilmolleggi
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isn't usually the other way round?

3 years ago
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