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"Barnet spiser appelsinen."

Translation:The child is eating the orange.

September 23, 2014



I only hear "barnuh", no trace of any consonant, not even weak

August 7, 2015


Yes, they don't pronounce the T at the end. They pronounce it like BAH-eh-neh.

There is a clear pronunciation of it on forvo here (scroll down until you see the Danish one).

Hope this helps!

January 14, 2016


When do you End a word with -et vs. -en

September 23, 2014

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-en is used for common gender and -et for the neuter gender.

October 8, 2014


Can you describe the difference between common and neuter gender?

November 22, 2014

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"There are two noun classes (genders) in Danish: common and neuter. All nouns are mostly arbitrarily divided into these two classes. The singular indefinite article (a/an in English) for common nouns is en and for neuter nouns is et. They are often informally called n-words and t-words."

I copied this from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Danish_grammar. ☺

November 23, 2014


"The orange" sounds like apple.

April 7, 2017


Oranges first came to Europe via Dutch traders and were called "appelsina" or "apple (from) China".

January 30, 2018

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The pronounciation of "appelsinen" is misleading - the "i" should be stressed

October 24, 2018


How do you tell if spiser means "is eating" or "eats"?

August 1, 2018


You can use spiser for both is eating and eats.

August 12, 2018


That's weird, I'm pretty sure I knew this when I commented. I was either tired and/or confused by the fact it didn't give me the right answer when I put "eats" in the answer.

August 14, 2018
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