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"Manden drikker af glasset når kvinden kigger væk."

Translation:The man drinks from the glass when the woman looks away.

October 5, 2014

26 Comments


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

This sentence is like a short story by itself. Why does the man drink from the glass when the woman looks away? Is he worried she'll think he's an alcoholic? Or is the glass he's drinking from hers and he's stealing her drink? Or is he worried she'll think he looks silly with liquid in his moustache?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/wojo4hitz

Or maybe it's poison and he's sacrificing himself against her wishes!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/skywalker735

There's only in a story, though


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

She most probably doesnt give a ❤❤❤❤ about him and his glass, is preparing herself mentally for a date shes about to have with a stranger


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LucBE
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It's poetry!


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

what the hell lmao


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

You would never say "drinks of the glass" in English, really. You need the extra preposition "drinks out of the glass"


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

As of when I had this, at least, it now gives "from" as one of the translations of "af."


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Xneb
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It should be fixed now, when it comes up again


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

Drinks from the glass is accepted. And drinks of the glass is correct, just more literary or poetic nowadays.


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

Ok that is really annoying, but to be fair- drink of the bitter cup (that's somewhere in the bible :/ :) )


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nunes89

That weird situation when someone is looking at you while you're drinking something...


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

( in my version he is drinking from HER glass )


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/faith46

What a sneaky guy!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/marifig143

sooooo sneaky this viking


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/learn1fun1

He squeezed out juice from a Capri Sun pouch into a glass...and she knows.


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

As a child I once did something similar with my mother's rhum & cola. With a hilarious result. Drengen drikker af glasset når sin mor kigger væk.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Derek_2017

This made me laugh out loud.


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

You don't say " drinks OF the glass in English


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

It is missing a 'the' impossible to complete


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

I prefer drinks of the glass.It is quaint but perfectly good English.


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

Weird... The answer was given to me. No choice to find out by myself.


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

again, the words chosen obscure the question


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AzizOmar8

Ok this woman has definitely put the fear of God in this poor man!

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