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"De er ikke mine rigtige forældre."

Translation:They are not my real parents.

September 14, 2014

16 Comments


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

Apparently Duo is going through some awkward teen years...


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

Losing more hearts to accidental typos than to actual mistakes xD


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

Am I crazy, or am I hearing a "p" sound in "foraeldre"?


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

to me ear sounds a lot like fore EL pah


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dill4xylos

Are you hearing it when it says "dre"? It may be the combination of the d sound coupled with the back-of-the-throat r; that's the only part that sounds kind of like a 'p'.


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

Yes! I'm hearing "foraeldpah"


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dill4xylos

I think it might be a mix of an odd sound combination and the program generating the speech. I've noticed it's has some trouble with the r's occasionally, typically erring on the side of making them too quiet or soft, which in this case is mimicking a "p" sound. I don't know if it is something really fixable :( I think we might just have to practice getting an ear for the throaty r.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-Wemal-

Well normally there isn't a /p/ in forældre, since its pronunciation in IPA is [fʌˈεlˀdʁʌ].


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zaedane7

it is correct to say they are not my true parents..Duolingo!


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

It's correct but not common.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlejandroS586382

Why not " They are not my real parents " ? I got it wrong...


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

I understood De er ikke mine...forældre, but the pronuntiation of " rigtige" sounded like a different word. My ears apologize...!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rich524475

A more accurate English translation would be "they are not my actual (in the sense of right) parents" . No English speaker would ever say they are not my real parents. It is much too awkward, insensitive and crude.

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