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"Krabben drikker vandet."

Translation:The crab is drinking the water.

October 4, 2014



I suppose I'm wrong but vand and vandet sound the same to me.

I hear "va'n", with the a as the first a in Sarah (american accent), the apostrophe as a glottal stop and then n. What is the difference between the two of them?


I wouldn't say you're wrong - if it sounds similar to you, well, then it sounds similar (;

However, it may help to distinguish the two, if you try and say "vand-et" slowly and forcefully (With the "et" pronounced like the starting syllable in the name 'Etta'). So that you say "vand" as it's pronounced, and then tack on the "et" purposefully.

While this is just software doing the pronunciations, Danes do have a big tendency to almost swallow the words (Guess that's why Swedes and Norwegians tease us, saying we sound like we're talking with a potato in our mouth), which can make it a bit hard for foreigners to distinguish between the words.


Have you ever had trouble hearing because i do not know how to pronounce it or it isn't clear and i get it wrong


after much practice I can now usually understand when the article is there. In this sentence I really just heard "van" with no mumbling to indicate there might be an "et" afterwards


Vand = veeanl Vandet = veeand


"drinking" is missing, there's only "drink" :(


the words provided to the question were not in the correct translation


The danish sentense "Krabben drikker vandet." was translatet "The crab drinks water." It was signed as wrong. Instead the right translation should be: "The crab is drinking water." Where's the difference?


it is "the water" and not "water"


Jeg tror, du har ret! Det skal vaere det, de vil du paa.


Yeah I wish to know that too


Why is it pronounced "Karben" instead of "Krabben"?? Danish pronunciation is so strange...


I heard it as " vanel"


Do you drink water, or do you drink THE water?


Context dependent - example: You put a bowl of water on the table and while you're not looking, the cat drinks the water. So the cat drinks water, and more precisely it drinks the water that is in the bowl.


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