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"Du og jeg tager afsted."

Translation:You and I are leaving.

August 30, 2014



In English we say "You and I take off" when talking about leaving too.


wow, the pronunciation is terrible. The f in afsted should be silent.


So tager is pronounced as a single syllable: ta'r ?


That's what I'm hearing, too. Is that accurate? All I'm hearing is "Taa" for tager


You and me are leaving


"You and me" is only correct when "we" are the direct/indirect object of the sentence; when "we" are the subject, it has to be "you and I".

"You and I punched a gorilla. The gorilla punched you and me back."
If you take out the word "you", you get:
"I punched a gorilla. The gorilla punched me back."
Removing "you" from your sentence makes it "Me am leaving" instead of "I am leaving".

That being said, "You and me are..." is just about the most common grammatical error I can think of, and doesn't sound the least bit strange when I hear it in day to day speech.


The same rules apply to danish, distinguishing between du og jeg and dig og mig.

Kim og jeg henter is til min søster og mig. (Kim and I get ice creams for my sister and me)


No, obviously NOT the same rule! "Kim og jeg" is the subject, not the object of the sentence. "min søster og mig" is the object, though.

It would be the same as in English, if you could say "Kim og mig henter is...", and I don't know if this would be Danish then...


I don't understand the downvotes.


Wouldn't "You and I take leave" work as well?


It should, but that is older English (Swedish and Danish translated literally follow more the kind of English I'm used to hearing from Jane Austen movies than current English). It's correct, but you don't usually hear "I will take my leave of you" anymore.


yes thas wedy gud engerish u got thererere m8yyyyy boi


"We are leaving" is not correct?!?!?!?! :-(


You and I depart is not wrong -- though rejected by the program :(.


Out of curiosity, what would, 'We are going away' be in Danish?


Could it roughly translate as 'you and I take our leave'


"Afsted" isn't a verb (or a verb form we have learned), yet the tip when you click on it translates it as "leaving."


You and I are leaving


Why isn't "You and I are going." acceptable????


Because 'at tage afsted' means 'to leave' specifically, and not just to go. You can go without actually leaving, the two words mean something different.

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