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"De er begge trætte."

Translation:They are both tired.

November 16, 2014


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What happens with både?

November 16, 2014


Seems like after some looking around this is what I make of it (don't completely take my word for it though):

Både is always used with og. It can reference two or more things.

Jeg er både træt og tørstig.

Både Jens, Erik og Else er der.

Begge references two things that don't have to be listed.

Begge drengene har jakkesæt på.

Min tante kan godt lide dem begge.

Again, take this with a grain of salt as this is just what I've found after doing only a few minutes' research on it, but this is what I make of it.

January 15, 2015

February 11, 2015


Whoops, just realized the document above is about Norwegian grammar. However, my guess is that the same rules apply in Danish. :-)

February 11, 2015


Hm I could use some clarification as well. http://ordnet.dk/ddo/ordbog?query=begge&search=Søg Ordnet says both one and the other of two.

November 18, 2014


Anyone else trying to remember if "trætte" means 13 or 30? ;)

January 21, 2016


"trætte" is plural form of tired. "De er trætte". Although "tretten" (13) is pronounced almost the same. Maybe thinking of 'tretten' as a word you say fast and 'tredive' as a word you say slowly helps?

March 2, 2016


Why can't you translate 'They both are tired'?

August 26, 2018
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