"Første, anden, tredje."

Translation:First, second, third.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/common_deer
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So why does it still tell me "the duck"?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ScottHutch
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Congratulations! You came in The Duck place! Silver medal!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hedebygade

The duck got the duck's place = "Anden fik andens plads".

The duck got someone else's place = "Anden fik en andens plads".

The duck got second place = "Anden fik andenpladsen".

Someone else got the duck's place = "En anden fik andens plads".

Another duck got someone else's second place="En anden and fik en anden ands andenplads".

Best of luck to you if you ever have to report from a competition involving ducks in danish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/adcoon
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There's a slight difference in the pronunciation of "anden" (the duck) and "anden" (second), at least, so that's something. Doesn't help you one bit in writing, though.

You could also spice it up by saying "blev nummer to" (became number two) or "fik sølv" (got silver).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Paperkoekmario

It doesn't consider "the duck" to be a correct answer here, though. :(

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bluthund
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Probably because it is a valid translation of "anden".

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Krore
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Er denne and den anden? Nej, den anden and er den anden.

(Attempting to say "Is this duck the second? No, the other duck is the second.")

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rumbasta

This language is gonna kill me...

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/thomissss
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how would one explain that the duck came second in the race?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hedebygade

The duck got second place="anden fik andenpladsen".

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohnJohnNL
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Is there a connection between anden and « other»?

11 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RyagonIV
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Yes, both "second" and "other" translate to anden in Danish? Or did you want to know the etymological relationship? They have a common ancestor in the Proto-Germanic *anþeraz.

10 months ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PrimaPreussen

I wrote "First, the duck, Third" and it said incorrect???? did i do something wrong???????

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/karolhodur
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anden is also second or other

yes danish is horrible

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/qramos
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Second, The duck.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KyleJDahl

I thought I was the only one reading 'the duck'

2 years ago
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