So if we are talking about the newspaper for ex, and we say : You have a newspaper - Du har en avis. " en avis" becomes "it", we ask " Do you have it?" -Har du det? and "det" is used as both "it" or "that" ....my question is, can we ever use "det"¨or "den" as "that" ( i know from the previous lesson that when you want to put an article to the word you put "-en" or "-et" at the end of the word - avisen; vandet ; etc) and put it like this in front of the word,for ex : "Har du den avis?" ???
Someone else (I forget who) posted this on another discussion thread:
This: Denne/dette/disse (written)/Den/det/de her (spoken)
That: Den/det/de (der)
the same difference as between common-en names and neutral-et names see basic 1 tips
I'm only a beginner so I may be wrong, but I remember question order as action-subject-object.
This is about den/det. If you have not previously said what word will be "it", and never will, then does it matter if you switch den/det? In this sentence, "it" could be an apple or a newspaper. How do you know which one to use?
Why on earth is "have you it" not accepted ? At this point the problem is no longer to understand danish but to figure how to write the sentence in english. Then it becomes an english lesson. And I am not here to learn english