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"Fuglen spiser et æble."

Translation:The bird is eating an apple.

September 14, 2014

16 Comments


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

How do we know this means "one apple" and not "an apple"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xneb
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    It could be either and both should be accepted. The only way to know would be through context and body language, although sometimes "ét" and "én" can be used to emphasise the fact that it is "one" and not "a(n)", with the accent representing the stress rather than a change in pronunciation


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

    Thanks. Both do appear to be accepted. I was wondering if there was any hint besides context.


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

    I am still trying to grasp when to use "en" vs "et". Can someone please give me a definitive explanation?


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

    What kind of bird is this, then?


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IanWitham1

    Starlings love apples.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/riesz0

    Hvorfor og hvor spiser en fugl æbler???


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

    First the duck, and now the bird?! XD


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

    No, Ugle is owl.


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

    so is their any important reason why removing the F turns bird into owl


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IanWitham1

    Take away the "f" and every fowl becomes an owl.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/NF6FxQcs

    That's antastic.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heather577340

    Agree that either answer should be accepted


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

    Maybe it is an overgrown ostrich, or maybe they just minced the apple and they are giving the slices to small birdies.

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