"Barnet spiser sandwichen og ægget."

Translation:The child eats the sandwich and the egg.

November 22, 2014



These questions have a profound effect on my hunger levels.

November 22, 2014


Why does æg get douple g when it's ægget. Why isn't it æget?

July 20, 2015


I think it depends on the 'ae' being short. The grammarians should have established for a short vowel always to be followed by a double consonants (I think it is so in Swedish and Norwegian), but in Danish the undefined word comes with just a single consonant.

August 20, 2015


aw yay so just like in german

February 4, 2018


I'm not sure if I'm right about this, but the "t" in "ægget" sounds soft, like the soft d. Is that so? is there a difference in pronunciation between the soft d and the soft t?

April 10, 2015


It is pronounced exactly as the soft "d".

May 6, 2016


I'm having difficulty at high speeds recognizing the difference between "egg" and "apple." Is there something in particular I should be listening for?

May 19, 2015


Same here

October 16, 2015


You're not alone

November 16, 2016


I do hear what you mean. When talking face to face with a Dane you would definitely be able to hear the distinct "g" and so should easily be able to tell them apart.

September 3, 2019


I find it odd that ægget gets the 'et' morpheme. I would have guessed it to be a gendered item rather than neutral (probably feminine if a distinction were made).

February 10, 2015


When i explain the danish languague to foreigners i often tell them- forget the idea that nouns have genders, this will only confuse you. Instead think of danish nouns as either n-words or t-words.

July 27, 2015


Honestly that is the most helpful advice I've heard about this. I've been trying to find patterns in the "gender" when really it seems there is none and its either an n or t noun

September 15, 2015


Do you need to learn them by heart? Or is there a rule?

August 14, 2018


http://www.statsci.org/dansk/gender.html this site might be helpful

September 7, 2019


jeg spiser æg og kylling sandwichen

December 31, 2018


So I understand the "n" at the end of the noun is the determined artikel...correct?

December 16, 2015


I think the determined article is the 'en' at the end of the noun. Then there may be some rules and exceptions I don't know about

February 12, 2016


Why does Duolingo always use the word sandwich for something that is more often called smørrebrød ? (For Italian panino is correctly used as translation for sandwich)

September 20, 2016


why don't you give a grammar explication first, bro?

June 21, 2017


Why don't you read the grammar explanation first, bro?

November 16, 2018


How come the last word in this sentence sounds like aet'n -- a definite n sound at the end there?

February 2, 2019


(Only for the Native Danes) How do you pronounce barnet and aegget?

June 16, 2019
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