1. Forum
  2. >
  3. Topic: Danish
  4. >
  5. "Landmanden annoncerer sin gå…

"Landmanden annoncerer sin gård for folket."

Translation:The farmer announces his farm to the people.

November 5, 2014



I don't understand what this sentence means. How can one announce a farm?


Is it attending a ball at the opera?


Why is "the farmer announces her farm to the people" marked as incorrect?

[deactivated user]

    The farmer advertises her farm [in the local newspaper] would be correct and commonly used. The author announces his new book to the audience would also be correct. In either case the Danish use "annoncerer", but the English translation distinguishes between announcing and advertising.


    Yes, I understand the overall sentence. The problem is that Duolingo will accept "the farmer announces HIS farm to the people" but not "the farmer announces HER farm to the people". From what I understand, "landmanden" is a unisex term, hence my confusion.

    [deactivated user]

      Landkvinde is the female form of farmer

      Learn Danish in just 5 minutes a day. For free.
      Get started