Drinking wine, owning newspapers.....Denmark must have the coolest ducks in the world!
I need to stop looking in the comments because everytime I do, I end up giving away all of my lingots!
Yep. I can prove it too. Some paparazzi recently took this:
Just kidding. I've been illustrating a few of the more interesting sentences like this as a thank you to the Duolingo community for helping people like us with courses like these. Look forward to more as yo practice.
Ducks can speak drink wine and beer and read newspaper. Denmark has awesome ducks.
They are only to be rivaled by their turtles:
(I'll change it to a duck when I get around to making it.)
But how does one know if it is talking about one duck owning the newspaper (singular) or several ducks owning the newspaper (plural) when we hear it?
Easy: It's the same way you distinguish between mand (man) and mænd (men), but in fact with "and" (duck) you also add the plural "-er": en and (a duck), to ænder (two ducks).
En ands avis (a duck's newspaper); To ænders avis (a newspaper belonging to a pair of ducks).
It's been five months and maybe you've learned this by now, but I thought I'd take a stab at explaining. :)
There was a gambling game that I saw at a fair once years ago. For the game, they had a small area of land marked off in squares. There was a little duck in that area of land that was waddling around in there. People had placed bets on what squares they thought the duck was going to leave duck droppings. I don't remember what the name of the game was, but it was very exciting to them.
I can see Denmark R E A L L Y is a country of fairy tales from all sentences I have learnt so far.
I'm that boy WHO was Reading the duck's newspaper ! I was just curious about what ducks reads !
The owner of this project must be a fan of Orwell's Animal Farm but mistook pigs for ducks
all right... yes, yes... the duck's newspaper... how comes I didn't know about it?!?
If some foreigner said this to a Dane, they would probably think that the speaker meant something with the other definition of "anden" , which is "other", or "second". Such as "Drengen læser en andens avis", meaning "The boy reads someone else's newspaper."
Are the people who make these courses complete stoners? "Hey man...let's like give a duck a newspaper." Ooh yeah...where's the Frosties man?