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"Vi stiller maden på bordet."

Translation:We place the food on the table.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Haagedoorn
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Dang, how many verbs for 'to put' do you have? Stiller, putter, legger....

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RikSha
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And are there some context rules when to use them? Like 'to move into a vertical position' versus 'to move into a horizontal position' Cf. German setzen, legen, stellen.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/davost
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That is exactly it.

Stille = To put something vertically

Lægge = To put something horizontally

Putte = generic put

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/trevro
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So, to me, this means that some valid English translations should be:

Stille = to stand (something somewhere), as in "He stands the mop in the corner."

Lægge = to lay (something somewhere), as in "She lays the dress on the bed."

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RikSha
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Fremragende, tak!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ZL321
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What about placere, sætte, anbringe?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/trine48971

Hey i am danish !!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joelmagoun
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Shouldn't 'We set the food on the table' also work for this?

3 years ago