Just saying this sentence was confusing. I figured it out, but it confused me at first. Anyone else have trouble with this one?
Keep in mind that for questions, the question word comes first, then the verb (always) and then the subject of the sentence (in this case drengen).
This is different than a declarative sentence where the subject is first typically.
From the definitions given, I get the impression that it means "to let down" meaning "to disappoint".
Yes, I had to think about who was failing who?
Yes - me. I still can't quite figure it out. I keep thinking he literally takes the girl down (off of something).
'Why does the boy let down the girl?' - What's wrong with that?
down needs to go after the girl, at least...
"at svigte" betyder "forlade en kæreste eller ægtefælle mod dennes vilje" i denne sætning, so it should read "Why does the boy abandon the girl?", however i'm not so sure about the tense.
It can mean "to let down" as well. In Danish but good lexicon: http://ordnet.dk/ddo/ordbog?query=svigter&search=Søg
Why the boys fails the girl, is wrong?
You're missing "Why does", and because drengen is singular.
What does this mean?
I think it means he failed to make the girl love him or he failed to get to the wedding or their marriage is rejected
What does it supposed to mean?
Would it be correct to say "Hvorfor svigter dregnen pigen?"
"drengen", not "dregnen".
drengen svigter ikke pigen.