"Hvor er doktoren?"

Translation:Where is the doctor?

September 30, 2014

15 Comments


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

While it's good to learn "doktor," I think it's far more common to hear and see "læge," especially on signs, like "dyrlæge" or "tandlæge." The hospital's website (Bispebjerg) only uses "læge." That might be more useful to know, especially during an emergency. :)

September 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/epac-mcl
April 12, 2015

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

Doktoren is a bit old-fashioned. Our old family doctor was called dr. Floding by all his patients. It is a bit more respectful than læge, and since noone cares about hierarchies in DK anymore, it is a dying expression :)

February 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/TP602

Doctor who?

October 14, 2014

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

Two words : BAD WOLF

March 4, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MaCh790

Læge is the correct term, I'm sure. I think 'doktoren' is kind of a slang word that comes from the English word.

March 24, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/octavi.ers

Actually Doctor comes from Latin, as the dictionary says: http://ordnet.dk/ddo/ordbog?query=doktor I suspect the origin would be more via neighbor German than via English , I have realised how wonderful amount of words (specially academical ones) comes via German, and Doktor is identical there. But anyway, this word is avaliable in almost every European language I know.

May 12, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LucBE
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I would think that in a lot of cases where words in english and scandinavian sound alike, the english is derived from the scandinavian. :-) The vikings, you know.

May 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EvelynOlson0

He isn't here; he only works in May.

;)

February 16, 2017

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

I'm also taking Danish lessons in Denmark and they only use "læge". Using "doktor" is not correct.

August 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/morvan82

He is in the Tardis, of course.

November 14, 2017

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

The rascal is eating with the models again.

June 16, 2017

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

Is there any difference between them?

November 12, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alexis690629

I'll take things you never want to hear during surgery for $400 dollar Alex.

February 21, 2019

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

Min hjerne gør ondt

February 26, 2019
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