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"The dog is eating him."

Translation:Hunden spiser ham.

September 9, 2014

27 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mgeisler

Beware of the Danish dogs! :-)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/stijn.wimp

I don't know why everybody is freaking out.. I've seen a lot of dogs eating ham.. Hahaaaa... First Dansk word joke!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MirandaFanez

This is very hilarious and disturbing unit. They have her, the dog eats him. I hope I never have to say these in English let alone Danish.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ViraPatira

No wonder Hamlet it crazy! The bears already eat you now the dogs are eating you! Not only that, the dogs, bears, and spiders are drunk and the ducks are reading the newspapers!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Demiaropanace

I guess Denmark is crazier than pictures ive seen of animals in Australia


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Astartechan

Hundene spiser Mason Verger ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ra.mrn

I'm surprised no one (apart from you, kudos) brought this reference anywhere here (well, at least I haven't seen it yet), especially with Mads Mikkelsen being Danish (and I reckon this is probably the third+ time I mention him).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/danish_kate

Ramsay Bolton ? Yes


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wishingforreason

In Danish, animals don't eat (spiser), they "feed" or some non-human way of eating. To be correct the translation is "hunden æder ham". I knew it would likely be marked wrong, but I wanted to see if Duo really knew...and they didn't.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kat17311

This is good to know.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/webgenie

No, this sentence was probably spoken by a tourist! The dog is eating ham! The tourist just didn't know how to say skinke in Danish, so you can all rest easy. Just kidding of course but the image may let you sleep better.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/A_Sesquipedalian

In all consideration, how? Assuming that this is an alive human child, for only a child would be small enough to be eaten (not including pets that could be classified as ‘him’), there would be difficulties with stretching muscles around the jaw, issues with the child moving, not to mention insufficient digestive juices. Alternatively, we could assume that the human or animal is no longer alive, but this would be an unpleasant question for Duolingo to ask, so it is unlikely. What time of dog is it? A small dog is out of the question, but canine size should be taken into consideration, given the context. A small dog would have the wrong jaw size. At this point I should stop, as this is becoming increasingly unpleasant. Have a good day.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ra.mrn

I love how once in a while Duo gives us enough material (food for thought) that we turn this section into our own TED Talks, lol! And all the jokes and references in this specific course are much appreciated. :')


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Felipe421648

Bizarre comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DrJohnHouse

This is going to be my ultimate fate.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ra.mrn

But is it a cat on your profile picture, DrJohnHouse? That makes me wonder about an alternative version of/for your fate!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hexe_2.8

Now the question is: Who is "him"? :')


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