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"Hele familien arbejder på bondegården."

Translation:The whole family works on the farm.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/JamesTWils
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So, why is this not den hele familie? Is "hele" some special kind of adjective?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kmlyons66

If you trespass on a farm in the UK, the farmer would tell you to 'get off my farm', or 'get off my land', not 'get out..'. If you remember to think of it as a piece of land, you cannot go wrong, therefore you get on it, get off it , drive around it etc. You would of course go in and out of a farmhouse or any building on a farm.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rillotinho
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I think that for non native english speakers, to not give as valid the sentence with IN the farm is not a good idea, since the course is Danish, and not English

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nico62012
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The whole family works IN the farm

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ag3n7_z3r0
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I gotta disagree with you on that one.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tobyponz
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Care to explain? It does seem strange to hear "on the farm", but I'm non-native

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/theDoc72

'....on a farm' is correct. You say 'He works ON a farm' and not IN a farm. Honest. Am I'm native.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GiuliaVatt

what about 'AT the farm'?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ttorps666
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At the farm is perfectly okay to say but has more of a temporary/time related feel to me while "on the farm" seems more related to location and feels more permanent.

"Jim works at the farm from 6 in the morning until 6 at night."

"Kelly has been working on the farm her entire life."

In the farm is never right, though. You could, however, say "works in the barn" or "works in the fields".

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pgoldrbx

Maybe it's idiomatic, but in (American) English we would never say this any other way than "on the farm." I think the idea is that you are physically standing on the land, the earth. You would also say that you "live on a farm." Whatever you do, you do it on the farm. You wouldn't say this with other jobs or places, though. At least I'm not able to think of an example right now.

2 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nico62012
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Just think it could be an alternative

4 years ago