"Hvorfor er du altid træls?"

Translation:Why are you always so annoying?

October 23, 2014

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/km1

I had to check if this was in the dictionary. According to Den Danske Ordbog "SPROGBRUG især Jylland". If you say this in København you will sound like a bonderøv ;-)

October 23, 2014

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

Calling people bonderøv for sounding like they're from Jutland clearly makes you one. One of the worst things in Copenhagen is meeting someone born and raised Vesterbro who's never been to Jutland and think that makes them cosmopolitan. (And any likely to be a bonderøv than a conservative 7th generation Northern Jutland farmer).

December 10, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/epac-mcl

Pia Olson Dhyr, who is a member of the Danish Parliament, said it on Danish television in June 2015. So it can't be all that strange.

July 5, 2015

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

Yes, one probably would. I still remember when I was nine years or so and my Danish teacher, Heidi, told me that "træls" was not used on Zealand!

November 9, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/km1

I was an exchange student in Jylland and heard it all the time. Was also surprised when I learned it was "nonstandard"!

November 10, 2014

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

I have no idea what any of that meant.

March 23, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/km1

Træls is a kind of dialect word used more in the rural part of the country (Jylland/Jutland peninsula) and not so much on the island of Sælland/Zealand where the capital (København/Copenhagen) is. It's debatable if it is standard Danish. You risk sounding like a redneck or worse if you say this in the wrong place ;)

March 24, 2015

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

Then what would be an acceptable replacement. Annoying is an extremely common description...i wonder if it's more like if someone says 'y'all' on american tv.

April 6, 2016

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

Der er nogle sjællendere der ikke ved hvad ordet betyder. Det er ikke løgn!

May 26, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/km1

Det kan godt passe. Hvad vil de sige i stedet for træls-- irriterende eller hvad?

May 27, 2015

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

Det er jeg nok den forkerte at spørge om.

July 16, 2015

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

Nederen

June 20, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/epac-mcl

Der er nogle sjællendere som ikke ved ret meget. Det er heller ikke løgn.

July 5, 2015

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

Hehe. Ja, det kan du vel sige om alle mennesker ;)

July 16, 2015

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

Et "irriterende" godt? What can be said and understood anywhere? Tak

July 12, 2016
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