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"It is written in the book."

Translation:Det står i bogen.

October 8, 2014



I wrote "Skriver" Why is it Star? Isn't that "to stand"

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Det skriver i bogen means "It writes in the book". at stå (or staa if you don't have the å key) is used when something is written on a page (e.g. in a book or newspaper)
Edit This is also as well as to literally stand on two legs or something standing on something else (e.g. Det står på bordet = It's on the table)


Think of the letters as little guys standing in line waiting to be read ;-)

"It is written in the book" = "Det er skrevet i bogen", "Det står skrevet i bogen", "Det står der skrevet i bogen". "It says so in the book", "The book says so", "So says the book" = "Det fremgår af bogen", "Det står der i bogen", "Det står i bogen", "Det siger bogen".

Maybe I am starting to over think it.


Don't forget you can mix things up in Danish too: "I bogen står det skrevet" etc... ;)


The hint clearly says "skriver" rather than "står". Not saying that it's right, but it should be fixed if "skriver" isn't going to be accepted


should the hint be revised?


Change the hint if it's not an option.


Why isn't this option given in the prompts? They have offered the selection of skrevet.


Sometimes I am so happy to be German. ;) "Das steht im Buch!"


Can't you say something like "det skrives"?


At skrive refers to the act of writing so "det skrives" would translate more like "it is being written"


Or for instance, when saying goodbye in informal textual communication you can say "vi skrives" which is equivalent to "vi ses" in person.


Why is it skrivet instead of skriver?


The hint should definitely be revised.


it is a passive form that we do not know so far


This makes zero sense. It's about writing in a book and the verb is stand ?


In most Germanic languages, inanimate objects either lie, sit or stand. English is unusual in using the verb "to be". Writing refers to the act of creating the letters, but once they are created, they exist on the page without the act of writing any more and because when we read them, we view them with an aspect of verticality, they are said to "stand" on the page rather than "sit" or "lie". English is actually unusual by using the passive voice and the creative action (writing) to describe the location of letters and words.

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