This is a bad false friend. I really thought it meant "lovely" and didn't bother to hover over the translation. :(
I see what you mean. "lovely" would be "dejlig", "herlig", "smuk", or "skøn". "Lov" is similar to "law" and "lovlig" is similar to "lawful". You could say "Er hunden legal", but of course "legal" is pronounced slightly differently in Danish than in English, with more stress on the last syllable, and the e being like the "ए" in "मेरा".
It sounded almost identical to "lonely" to me, which almost made me put in "is the dog lonely?" as my answer. Just try and make a habit out of hovering over new words whenever you see them.
Assuming they=Danes, yes, dogs must be registered in Denmark. You are not allowed to own or breed certain dog races. There are no wild dogs in Denmark. The most annoying wild animals in Denmark are wasps (gedehamser) and ticks (skovflåter). Practise reading Danish here:
it's because there is a law that states if you have a "muscle dog" (for example a bull dog or pitbull) it has to be put down by a vet if it attacks anyone, even playfully. This is also one of the most hated laws in denmark.
I think there is a soft 'th' start to hunden. A subtle (th)un is what I hear for dog.
Hun is a crisper short word. Hope that helps.
I'm having trouble with word endings like lovlig vs. lovligt vs lovlige, can anyone explain?
You change the ending of the adjectives according with the noun. Lovlig is the "base" adjective, lovligt is for t-nouns, and lovlige is for plural nouns.
T-noun = neuter gender. Like "et æble, æblet". An example of common gender is "en banan, bananen".
Et lovligt æble. En lovlig banan. Ulovlige frugter (forbidden fruit = forbuden frugt, a biblical expression, sort of altmodisch).
Which I'm very disappointed about, I want to rescue a pittie and I want to move to Copenhagen and unless the law changes in the next few years, I'll have to choose.
And what does "legal" this question mean? "Can you be punished for having the dog" or something like "is it a police dog"?
If this was Reddit, this comments section would look veeeeerrry different.....