"I am bilingual, but my parents are not."

Translation:Jeg er tosproget, men mine forældre er ikke.

4 years ago

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Is the second 'er'' really compulsory, as in English? In many other languages, it is isn't.

4 years ago

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Yes, unless you switch the words around, but that would also change the meaning of the second sentence. 'men ikke mine forældre' in context could be understood correctly, but would in reality state that you are not your parents. Native speaker here :)

4 years ago

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Would something along these lines in Danish be possible? "..., men mine forældre er det ikke" or "... er ikke det"?

4 years ago

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First one, yes, but not the second one. Second one doesn't make sense in Danish at all, not even when posing as a question. Native speaker here :)

4 years ago

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DL answer for but is med but I think it is men whats up with that?

2 months ago

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Sorry Im wrong I put med

2 months ago
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