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"Jeg finder Amerika."

Translation:I find America.

November 11, 2014

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/22decembre

I did also ! it's under the carpet ! Now I am searching for Asia ! Someone has it ?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_Lauren13_

Christopher Columbus in the making


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PaanCZ
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In Czech, something like "Hmm, you've discovered America!" is a sarcastic reaction when you're talking to Captain Obvious, who's just made a huge "discovery" =) Could it be the same in Danish?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gylej-Gulay

The same figure of speech is in Turkish, with a little adaptation, underlining the sarcasm: "discovering America all over again." When someone presents a cliché as a brilliant new idea, the other person says "There is no need to discover America all over again". :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IanWitham1

An interviewer asked the Beatles how they found America. I think it was John Lennon who said, "We turned left at Iceland."


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

Makes no sense in English


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

You and your friend are blindfolded and put in front of a map. You need to pinpoint a location. You say to your friend 'you find Europe, I find America'. Whoever pinpoints his or her location first wins a prize.


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

Or maybe Columbus spoke Danish.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ZL321

Well, Leif Erikson (sort of) did!


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

You beat me to it! Dang.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Ozymandias0

Well, Vikings were Danish.


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

Cathy, I'm lost, I said though I knew she was sleeping And I'm empty and aching and I don't know why Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike They've all come to look for America

S&G. . Found it.


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

... guilty of causing international conflict?


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

I am very confused, is this the country or both the continents? I wrote "I find the united states" and it was marked as wrong.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KathleenAi2

Should this be, I am thinking of America?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jane531211

I don't understand when countries are capitalised. In 'min kæreste er fra frankrig' it wasn't, but in this one I was marked wrong for not capitalising amerika...


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/IanWitham1

Duo does not demand that countries be capitalised. In the German course, we are allowed to write "fraulein" although the word should be spelled "Fraulein." You were probably marked wrong for writing "amerika" not "america".


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mathius420874

Sorry but "America" is pronounced here the way nobody would even guess.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Donna991881

I guess I have no sense of humor. Such an idiomatic expression is as useful as learning about bears eating the boy's strawberries or the Italian eating bread while the ducks swim. I have traveled in Denmark and never saw such active bears.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lesley229192

Think the prevalence of bears and children is to highlight the similar spellings.

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